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Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Reception Schedule. Make sure you touch base with both the DJ and Photographer about what/when you'd like to have happen during the reception. There are a few exceptional DJ's out there who always work with photographers and coordinate as the night progresses. Bad things happen when they don't coordinate. Bottom line if you give a rough outline of a schedule to both vendors, things run much smoother. Generally, toasts shouldn't start until after dinner. Make sure your DJ gives you enough time to mingle with guests and make an appearance at each table before toasts (since most brides don't want a receiving line anymore). After toasts, it's usually cake cutting and then the first dances. The bouquet and garter toss usually comes later, but not too late as some guests like to leave soon after the first dances.  www.daxphotography.com