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Wedding Receptions

Every wedding reception is different.  For one simple reason:  every couple is different.

There are a number of traditional events that many people do at their wedding.  I will lay these typical events out for you.  But it is up to you and your fiancé to decide what you want to do at your reception.

When I talk to couples, I really try to emphasize that I am there to help the evening go smoothly.  Before a wedding we will meet and discuss how you want things to happen at your reception.  Based on that, generally then at the reception it is one of my main jobs to guide you through the events for the evening, so you don't have to worry about them.

Below, I have included an example wedding reception format.  It is simply to be used as a guide.  It is up to you to decide what you want for your special day.

Example Wedding Reception Format Sheet
Or click here for a stand-alone printable version.

1. Guests arrive
Light background music

2. Introduction of Wedding Party
Names of wedding party (in order of introduction):

3. Guests eat/mingle, etc.

4. Toast to the new couple

5. Cut the Cake
Proceed immediately, or wait for guests to get cake?

6. First Dance as Married Couple
Name of song:

7. Father/Daughter Dance
Name of song:

8. Mother/Son Dance
Name of song:

9. Wedding Party Dance
Name of song:
Couples dance as wedding party or with dates?

10. Tossing of Bouquet

11. Tossing of Garter

12. Dollar Dance

13. General Dancing Begins


Remember:  it is your day.   Relax. 
Have fun and enjoy yourself. 
Let me take care of the music and the wedding reception events.

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