Houston brides and grooms want to soak in every minute of their wedding reception with the trend of partying the night away with friends and relatives, instead of the traditional “get away”. It’s important not to feel rushed at your wedding reception and to relax, celebrate and enjoy it with your friends and family. So if that is you, how should the night work? What would a timeline look like to make sure that you get in all of the reception celebration moments without rushing through the night? A little preplanning and a great timeline will definitely allow you to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
Would you rather party the night away or make a traditional get away after your wedding reception? Whichever one you choose you need a wedding reception timeline to support your style.
Here is a great sample timeline for a trendy Houston wedding reception:
6:00 p.m. – guests arrive (cocktail time)
6:30 p.m. – MC seats guests (reception offically begins)
6:35 p.m. – bridal party introduction (grand entrance and intros)
6:45 p.m. – main meal is served (buffet or seated)
7:30 p.m. – speeches (best man, maid of honor, parents, bride, groom)
7:45 p.m. – cake cutting
8:00 p.m. – first dance
8:10 p.m. – dancing & activities
10:00 p.m. – bouquet and garter
11:00 p.m. – bride and groom farewells to those ready to end the night
11:30 p.m. – the party moves to an after hours venue with the bride and groom
Of course there are many different variations on the traditional wedding reception timeline but if you are that trendy couple looking to party the night away, you can with a little preplanning. Make the most of your special wedding celebration and party on.