Planning a wedding reception based on a timeline is very crucial for hosting a fabulous party. A timeline helps you decide a systematic manner in which the various events would follow at the party.
It usually lasts for about an hour and is used as a time to mingle with the other guests. Before leaving the venue, the couple and their parents along with the bridal party, line up for the customary greetings with the guests.
The newly weds make a grand entrance. This is the perfect time to step on the floor for your first dance. The father-daughter and mother-son dance can be kept on hold until after the meal.
Welcomes and First Toast - 6.20 pm: After the first dance, with all eyes still set on the couple, it's the right time for the father of the bride to give the welcome speech and thank the guests for gracing the occasion with their presence.
Extra activities like throwing the bouquet, centerpiece giveaways, and any other activity you would like to include can be done during the jamming session. The guests can then join in the dance.
Last dance- 8.40 pm: The father-daughter and mother-son dance followed by all the guests on the dance floor will end the reception on a high note. Choose a festive and fast number to get everyone grooving and twisting.
The timeline can be changed according to your convenience. It is always better to have a wedding reception timeline and schedule planned, as it will keep you in a relaxed mood. It will help you fit in everything and won't make anyone feel left out.