Afternoon Wedding

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Afternoon wedding are different.  I’ve seen that at the end of the party, the vendors are quick to “rush” in and prepare for the next affair, so they try to push you out the doors as quickly as possible.  For night receptions, those kinds of things don’t happen.

The best afternoon weddings have some kind of after-party so that people can continue to celebrate after 6pm.  Otherwise, guests don’t drink as much and treat it like they are going to a brunch.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I went to a brunch wedding and there was very little dancing. The bride and groom were in their 40s though and it was an older crowd. Not really many young people. Some of our family came in from England and their personalities were a lot more reserved too. The DJ was also mediocre and was not really encouraging people to dance at all. The groom didn’t dance but the bride did. Nobody was dancing but my aunt, uncle, bride, and bride’s brother. I joined because it was painful to watch and I wanted to support the bride but being one of like 6 dancing at a wedding of like 100 people standing around is pretty odd. 

My recommendations are to make sure you have a quality DJ who engages people and if you can impose this kind of bias invite people who you think will dance more. This wedding kind of opened my eyes that I’m going to need to have variety in my guest list as awful as that sounds. 

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