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#11 hat0112

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    Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:10 PM

    Here is ours:

     

    Bride and Groom Intro

    First dance

    Father/Daughter & Mother/son dance (it's a combined dance)

    Dinner

    Cake cutting

    Party!


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    #12 vcwedding2011

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      Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:59 PM

      Ugh, one more thing I did not think about...lucky I have one year to plan.



      #13 JanineA

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        Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:46 PM

        Thanks ladies for all the input. Thanks Jenngene!!! I think for now I will keep my format as is. If it needs adjusting once I get there then I will do so. 



        #14 CSandCK2

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          Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:32 AM

          thanks so much for this thread, as I had no idea I had to lay out all of these plans/order.  Thanks for all the great tips!



          #15 SKing24

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            Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:18 AM

            I hadnt even started thinking about all this.  Thanks everyone for your ideas!


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            #16 lisa203

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              Posted 03 October 2010 - 09:52 AM

              Thanks for this thread, Janine and all others who posted.. I hadn't even thought about this. Now that I have, I think mine will go much like yours.



              #17 cgeris

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                Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:44 PM


                This is pretty good! The only think my photographer suggested was to get all of the "important moments" out of the way early so they aren't missed later.  Our photographer isn't staying the entire reception (we're using the extra time to do bride/groom pics before the reception) so we're doing the cake cutting, first dances, etc all before dinner. 

                Originally Posted by JanineA 

                Sorry if there is already another thread with this but I searched and couldn't find one. My dj just asked me what is the format of my reception and I have no clue. I was thinking something as follows:

                 

                Arrival of guests

                Intro of Bridal Party

                Intro of Newlyweds

                Dinner (during dinner have the speeches by MOH and Best Man and toasts)

                First Dance

                Bride/Father Dance

                Groom/Mother Dance

                Cake Cutting

                Everyone get down and boogy

                 

                What are you ladies doing? What is your format going to look like? I have been to 6 weddings already for the year and sadly I can't even remember what the format was like. I was just at two on Saturday alone....lol. I'm attending another one this Saturday, perhaps I will pay better attention. Would love to hear your thoughts though.





                #18 delgadot

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                  Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:41 PM

                  Your photographer suggesting to get all of the "important moments" done early is definetly a good point to keep in mind, because I think most photographers don't stay the entire time. Thank you for that tip:) 

                   

                  Originally Posted by cgeris 


                  This is pretty good! The only think my photographer suggested was to get all of the "important moments" out of the way early so they aren't missed later.  Our photographer isn't staying the entire reception (we're using the extra time to do bride/groom pics before the reception) so we're doing the cake cutting, first dances, etc all before dinner. 

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by JanineA 

                  Sorry if there is already another thread with this but I searched and couldn't find one. My dj just asked me what is the format of my reception and I have no clue. I was thinking something as follows:

                   

                  Arrival of guests

                  Intro of Bridal Party

                  Intro of Newlyweds

                  Dinner (during dinner have the speeches by MOH and Best Man and toasts)

                  First Dance

                  Bride/Father Dance

                  Groom/Mother Dance

                  Cake Cutting

                  Everyone get down and boogy

                   

                  What are you ladies doing? What is your format going to look like? I have been to 6 weddings already for the year and sadly I can't even remember what the format was like. I was just at two on Saturday alone....lol. I'm attending another one this Saturday, perhaps I will pay better attention. Would love to hear your thoughts though.


                   




                  #19 skp1

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                    Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:57 AM

                    I hadn't really thought about this yet and assumed it would be done by the WC - we talked about some general items already.  We're more informal so I think we will just have:

                     

                    bride and groom announced

                    first dance

                    dinner (buffet style so I guess its not as critical to time with courses)

                    speeches during dinner

                    dancing

                    cake cutting

                    more dancing

                     

                    I don't want to do cake right away - give people a break between dinner and dessert.  But I am making sure it's before the photographer leaves.  We are paying him hourly and I believe I have him for about 2-2.5 hours during the reception so cake will be at the 2 hour mark.  We're not doing the bouquet/garter toss (I honestly don't think I have anymore single friends to catch it).


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                    #20 bmadzia1

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                      Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:16 AM

                      We're doing the ipod thing as well - no dj.

                       

                      We will get our guests to provide us with names of two of their fav songs. and we will set playlists. 

                       

                      I will have my witness announce us (newlyweds)

                      As we wait for dinner, we will thank our guests etc. if anyone wants to make speaches during dinner - all the power to them.

                      After dinner we'll cut the cake.

                      Then head down to the beach for our party; first dance etc.

                       

                      I'm really NOT stressing over the order. I chose to do DW just for the reason - no stress; go with the flow kind of thing.






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