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What is the Format of your Reception??

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#21 JLR1726

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    Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:40 AM

    mine is pretty much the same as everyone elses but we are combining the parent dances.

    #22 islandbride8

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      Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:47 AM

      We're going to wing it!  We are doing the ipod thing as well.  we are having dinner seperate from the reception, so who knows how it'll turn out.  I'm pretty laid back, so as long as everyone has fun I'm not worried about planning every detail

      #23 LisaandJeff

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        Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:37 PM

        I am copying my best friend's wedding:


        • bridal party intro (they line up on the far end of the dance floor)
        • newlywed intro, immediately followed by
        • first dance, then parent dances (combined) -- LOVED the idea of being surrounded by the wedding party and getting this all over with first!!!
        • first course served
        • main course
        • speeches
        • dancing
        • dessert
        • dance party continues with introduction of props (she had about 100 really long balloons drop onto the dance floor which made for great photos!)
        • Midnight snack

        June 18, 2011 * Cabo Azul Resort

        #24 becks1581

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          Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:44 PM

          Here is what I'm thinking.  It's pretty much just a variation of what everyone else has posted but it definitely helps to write it out.  We want to do our first dance right after being announced (to get the jitters out of the way) but wanted to space out the formal dances so that people don't get bored. 


          -Bridal Party Intro

          -Bride & Groom Intro

          -First Dance

          -First Course Served

          -Father/Daughter and Mother Son/Dances during first course

          -Main Course Served

          -Toasts (maid of honor, best man) during main course. 

             We may also say a little something at this time or during dessert, thanking our guests for being there, etc.

          -Dessert Served and everyone encouraged to head to the dance floor...


          PARTY & DANCING...with short break for cake cutting


          No garter or bouquet toss

          #25 Bride2b15

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          Posted 24 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

          Arrgh! something else to plan!!

          #26 RitvikSehgal

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            Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:44 PM

            Actually it depends upon what is your plan, until and unless we don't know your plan then it's difficult to discuss regarding this for which you are seeking, so it is good to put the blue print of your plan though we can suggest the best reception format. 

            #27 AdamnJenn17

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              Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:49 AM

              I would bump the cake cutting to near the end - let people get up and move after sitting through dinner and speeches

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