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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Wedding Reception

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Wedding Reception

At the bride and groom's table, where does the bride sit? - The bride is seated on the groom's right.

With divorced parents, who attends the reception? - Both may attend if agreeable by all, or separate receptions may be given.

Who reads the congratulatory telegrams aloud? - The best man reads any congratulatory telegrams.

Who proposes the first toast? - The best man proposes the first toast to the bride and groom.

Who cuts the first piece of cake? - The bride, with the groom's right hand over hers. They break the slice and eat it together. A friend or waiter then takes over the slicing of the cake.

What happens at the reception if other couples start dancing before the bride and groom? - When the newlyweds appear, everyone should stop dancing. Then the bride and groom waltz once around the floor solo.

Is the groom obligated to dance with someone besides his bride? - Yes, he is obligated to dance with his mother, mother-in-law, and the maid of honor.

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