The Ceremony, Then...?
Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:14 AM
So, I have lots of dumb questions: Do you think a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres after the ceremony followed by a 3-hour reception is excessive? They offer a 1.5 hour reception or I could skip the cocktail hour. When does the champagne toast usually take place, during the reception or immediately after the ceremony? Honestly, I've not been to many weddings and I've NEVER been to a destination wedding so I'm not sure what is expected or what would be the best sequence of events. I'm only planning to have 30 guests max. I really just want everyone to have a good time. Yikes, I should've crashed more weddings!
Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:24 AM
| Originally Posted by amzavala |
Do you think a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres after the ceremony followed by a 3-hour reception is excessive?
Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:32 AM
Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:44 PM
However, I do not think that a cocktail hour and reception would be over kill at all! You know your guests the best, so I would say base it on what you think everyone would enjoy Good luck!
Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:27 PM
| Originally Posted by carolina24 |
at dreams they have a "toast" right after the ceremony and before the cocktail hour (kind of so everyone can congratulate you and take pics and stuff). we are having 50 guest and doing a cocktail hour so that we (FI and I) can take pics together. Then we're having a 3 hr reception and probably going to the lobby bar after (we like to party!!). as for the "formal toast" (when the bestman and maid of honor talk) we are doing that during the reception before dinner. it sounds like a lot when i read it just now, lol...hope this helps!
I see: ceremony, cocktail hour, reception (eating first, followed by toast, then dance)?? Or should we dance, toast, eat? And I'm not saying full out dance party, just a few songs? And then after eating, go crazy with the dancing. I have no clue how this works... haha
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:13 PM
| Originally Posted by punkie569 |
We are doing a cocktail party about a 1/2 hour after the ceremony. That way we can get pictures in with everyone before that starts. We'll be doing our 1st dance/toasts during that time as well. Then there is a break between that party and dinner(1/2 hour). After dinner it'll be a free for all. Whoever wants to party can party. We have under 20 guests coming so for us a private reception not only didn't fit into the budget but it would have been too big of a party for our small group. Good luck!
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