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Reception Itinerary Example

This assumes a 5:00pm wedding with 100 guests enjoying a buffet dinner at the reception. Notice how quickly six hours passes with all of these events. Obviously timing varies depending upon events chosen, number of guests, wedding professionals chosen, and level of customization.

TIME EVENT
3:30pm Bride & Groom On-Site Preparing for Ceremony with Attendants
4:45pm Prelude Music for Ceremony, Guests Seated
5:00pm Wedding Ceremony
6:00pm Cocktail Time Begins
6:45pm Start of Reception with Bridal Party Entrance/Introductions
6:50pm Toast by Best Man
6:55pm Dinner may be preceded by Blessing
Buffet dinners avg. 1 hour, sit-down dinners avg. 2 hours
8:00pm Cake Cutting Ceremony
8:05pm First Dance for Newlyweds
8:10pm Father-Daughter Dance (Combined w/Mother-Groom)
8:15pm Mother-Groom Dance
8:20pm Bridal Party Dance
8:25pm Ice-Breaker Dance (Usually to a Ballad)
8:30pm Open Dancing
8:50pm Money Dance
9:10pm Open Dancing
9:30pm Bouquet/Garter Ceremony
9:40pm Open Dancing
10:55pm Last Dance of the Night
  Add or Subtract any event
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