Below is a typical reception order. B/G can change it up anyway the like it. Afterall it's your wedding.

 

RECEPTION ORDER OF EVENTS

First Hour
Cocktail hour (waiters serve guests champagne and hors d’oeuvres)
Formal photograph’s taken (of Bride and Groom, family and wedding party)
 
Second Hour:
Announcement of wedding party
Traditional order: groom's parents, bride's parents, flower girl and ring bearer, bridesmaids escorted by ushers, maid of honor escorted by best man, Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom's first dance (Can also be after dinner)
Champagne toast (marks the end of cocktail hour and cash bar begins)
Dinner served
 
Third Hour:
Cut Cake
Dancing
Special dances in order: Bride with father, then Groom with mother, and Wedding party dance
 
Fourth Hour:
Bouquet toss
Garter toss
Last dance of Bride and Groom
Grand Exit

 

 

 

 

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