Reception Timeline of Events

Here is our reception timeline. Feel free to copy, paste, edit, and print it for your own reception! Just remember that it won’t be followed to a “T”. Even though there are times printed on the timeline, it’s really just more of a guide to when things will be happening.



5 PM:

–          Introduction of the Wedding Party: Music – We Found Love (ft. Calvin Harris) by Rihanna

  • Parents of Bride
  • Parents of Groom
  • Bridesmaid & Groomsman 1
  • Bridesmaid & Groomsman 2
  • Bridesmaid & Groomsman 3
  • Bridesmaid & Groomsman 4
  • The New Mr and Mrs

–          Couples First Dance: God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton

–          Prayer

–          Eat and Greet (easy, low volume music)


6 PM:

–          Toasts – Member of the wedding party will start off

–          Father-Daughter Dance: In My Arms by Mark Wills

–          Mother-Son Dance: How Sweet It Is by James Taylor

–          Open Dance Floor


7 PM

–          Garter Removal

–          Garter Toss

–          Bouquet Toss

–          Money Dance

–          Open Dance Floor again


8 PM:

–          Cake Cutting

–          Open Dance Floor, last time


About 8:45:

–          “Last Dance” (letting guests know the party is wrapping up) Fast and Festive Music – “In The Mood” or “Sing, Sing, Sing”


9 PM:

–          Bride and Groom Head Out! Final Farewell!