Wedding Reception Timeline
Timeline for each event of the throughout the day is one of the most successful formulae for a stunning reception. As reception is the celebration of the wedding and involved enjoyment and fun.
Whether the reception is in the afternoon or evening the format is same except the time. Proper management of every program like food, dance, cake cutting, etc. on time is a key to a successful reception.
Thus, reception timeline is a very important tool that would help you to properly organize the party. It will help you to undertake all the activities without forgetting any of the important ones.
There are some advantages of using a timeline while planning a wedding reception. These are listed here. It helps you to keep a track of allthe activities that are to be completed and the ones yet to be completed. These timelines can be used to plan out all the ceremonies related to the wedding such as engagements, wedding rituals, reception, and honeymoon.
It will help you to organize all the activities in time and schedule the remaining activities accordingly. This will help you to maintain a balance between your routine and this extra responsibility of undertaking the planning task.
It will help you in the timely completion without forgetting any of these tasks. These timelines are easily available on the websites. You can easily download and use them. You can take reference of the samples which are available on the internet and prepare a new one.
You can take help of your friends and relatives to accomplish this task. They will guide you to prepare the best timeline that would fulfill all your needs. Requirements for each couple may vary and hence similar timeline cannot be used for all of them. You can make slight variations in the timeline and make them appropriate as per your requirements.
It also satisfies your other function such as listing of the contact details of the wedding suppliers and other details in it. This will help you to do a follow up and get the essential supplies delivered on time.
Valuable inputs for the evening reception from 5 to 11
Cocktail Time (from 5 to 5.30): It lasts for hour. You can click pictures with the couple. You could serve some light evening snacks with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. You could socialize with the guests.
Bridal Introduction (5.30 to 5.45): Bride comes along with her father. And father introduces her to the guests with some soothing music in the background.
Couple Introduction (5.45 to 6):The bride and groom are introduced to the guests and they give their best wishes to the couple.
The Toasts and Cheers (6 to 7): Toasts are raised by immediate family members and friends. Parents of the couple thank all the guests and bless the newly wedded couple. Couple also thanks everyone for their help and support. This is a good opportunity for the couple to thank their parents for everything they have done so far. Dinner/Lunch (7 to 8): Announcement for the dinner is done. A maximum two hours would be enough for all the guests to have the variety of delicacies. You should announce the timing of next function in advance so that everyone would be prepared.
Dinner/Lunch (7 to 8): Announcement for the dinner or lunch is done according to the time afternoon or evening reception. Maximum two hour will be enough for the food with wide range of delicious items. You should announce the timing of next function in advance so that everyone will not waste the timing in chatting.
Dance, Music and Fun (8 to 10): The fun element commences in this section with the dance and music. The couple would dance first followed by the Father –daughter and Mother –son dances. When the entire bridal party and the family members gather on the dance floor, the other guests gradually join them. You should select the right type of songs for the guests to be able to enjoy their dance.
Cutting the Reception Cake (10 to 10.30): This is the time for some sweets and desserts. The couple cuts the cake and serves it to the guests. Gifts are exchanged as well.
The Farewell (10.30 to 10.45): The last program to thank guests with the small speech, saying goodbye to all the guests and a vote of thanks ends the reception.
Hence, the entire reception goes on for about 5-6 hours. You could change the timings as per your convenience.
Thus, wedding reception timetable is strictly advised to a couple to make their reception enjoyable and free of chaos. It will help you to undertake all the activities in a very organized manner and make your party a memorable one.