Reception Sequence of Events


Take note of the order and timing of the following events:

Before the Bride & Groom Arrive
Background music plays, refreshments offered, a gift table and guestbook on hand.

The Formal Introduction
(Bride & Groom and/or Wedding Party). Review names with announcer.
Know where to go upon entrance. Don’t enter until you are certain the announcer knows you are entering.

The Receiving Line

The Toast to the Bride & Groom
Usually given by the best man.

The Invocation
Following the toasts, you may wish to have someone offer a blessing for the meal.

The Meal Service
Background music continues. The wedding party & families should be served first.

The Traditional First Dance

The Cake Cutting

The Father/Daughter Dance

Bouquet Toss & Garter Toss






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