Once you find the ideal venue for your wedding ceremony and reception, it is time to start making definitive plans for your big day. Organize a wedding reception timeline to have a basic guideline with which to keep the event moving smoothly. Use these tips to create a wedding reception timeline that helps you plan your perfect day:
It is customary to plan some kind of activity to keep your guests busy while you and your bridal party take care of the pictures. A cocktail hour is a great way to encourage your guests to mingle while you are busy with the photographer. Offering some light appetizers and free beverages loosens everyone up enough to really enjoy the reception that you have worked so hard to plan.
The First Dance
The traditional first dance opens up the dance floor to everyone else. This dance usually happens as soon as you are introduced as husband and wife. As soon as you enter the reception venue, you can head to the dance floor and share your official first dance as a married couple.
Dinner and Cake
After the speeches are given and the cocktails are flowing, dinner can be served. Usually couples make sure that dinner is served about thirty minutes after the guests enter the reception area to keep them happy. In the final hour of your reception, you and your spouse can do the cake cutting and you and the guests can enjoy your desserts.
Chevy Chase Country Club is the perfect wedding venue for your dream celebration. We can cater to anywhere from 30 to 500 guests. We also can accommodate both indoor and outdoor ceremonies to meet all of your dreams for your special day. With the beautiful scenery and dedicated staff at our country club. Visit our website or call (224) 900-2036 to make your reservation.