Songs are part of every wedding. They keep everyone alert and tell you when it is a transition from one section to the next. In most cases, the couples would choose the kind of songs they want. If you are not conversant with the songs, you can have a wedding planner do the heavy lifting for you. One of the things you should get right is the wedding reception song order.
Wedding Reception Song Order
If you are trying to get a perfect order for your wedding songs, then your timing is right. This post will tell you when and which song should be playing. It will also help you choose songs that are in sync with your wedding theme.
Guests arriving at the reception venue
Some guests will arrive at the venue ahead of time. You should have something to keep them entertained. You can as well wait until the most important guests make their entry. Choose a song that will start your wedding on a high note.
Reception party introduction
It is not a must to have this in the schedule. If you decide to include it, you should line up those making entry in good order. Follow the standard order where the parents from both sides make an entry, and the groom and bride are the last to come in.
Bride and bridegroom introduction
When the bride and groom make an entry, it is a perfect time to introduce them to the guests. Make sure the master of ceremony knows how you would like to be introduced. The order of names is particularly important.
It is time to eat, and both the bride and groom are first in line. Make sure you do not keep the guests waiting for you to get served. They are hungry, and a bite will make them joyful. Consider having background music play while guests eat their food.
Cake cutting is a big part of the wedding. It is a symbol of sharing and caring. You just got into marriage, and you will want to show tenderness and affection to each other. Make sure forks are ready as they will make the moment photogenic.
Married couple first dance
It is now time for the bride and groom to hit the dance floor for the first time as married couples. You should choose a song that you can dance to. If possible, do some practice before the wedding ceremony.
Father and daughter, groom and mother dance
Here is another round of dancing. The bride takes her father’s hand to dance in celebration. The groom dances with his mother. You can pick one song for both dances or separate ones.
Garter and bouquet tossing
The bride will take the bouquet and toss it to the direction of single women. The woman who catches it is going to be up next in line of marriage. Get songs to go well with this activity.
Everyone dancing and having fun
Wedding music is important. It is time for everyone to get up and shake a leg. Have songs in place to bring everyone to their feet.
You now have your wedding reception song order sorted. Choose the song and let your guests enjoy every bit of the ceremony.