Any other bees?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing ALL the "traditional" elements (IE:recieving line, garter toss etc)
    Yes : (4 votes)
    11 %
    None : (14 votes)
    38 %
    Some (feel free to share :) ) : (19 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

    We had a very small wedding with only our siblings, parents, grandparents, and less than ten friends. It was 35-40 guests total. Because it was such a small group of people who all know each other so well, we skipped a lot of the traditions. There was no point in a garter or boquet toss, and we didn’t have any dancing (though there was background music playing). I do sometimes wish we’d had a first dance, but at the time it felt really out of place with the guest list. 

    Post # 4
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We didn’t do a first dance (did the shoe game instead), didn’t do a garter toss, but did an alternative bouquet toss (everyone included, gave a prize to the person that caught it), no receiving line, no speeches, etc.  However, I LOVE cake, so we definitely had that.  In the end, it’s your wedding, do what you like.

    Post # 5
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    @mindy_pindy:  We did pretty much nothing at our reception lol. We had an outdoor wedding, so we just set up some tables that were decorated and held cupcakes and lemonade. People just mingled and then left when they were ready. I don’t regret it one bit. 

    Post # 6
    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @mindy_pindy:  We’re not doing receiving line, garter toss, bouquet toss, bride/father dance, groom/mother dance. 

    ETA: We are doing first dance, speeches, cake cutting

    Post # 7
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We aren’t doing the bouquet or garter toss, we aren’t having a cake, we aren’t doing any of the opening dances, and we will be driving to the ceremony together. We’re also skipping most cultural traditions (my family is German). We are keeping the recieving line, I think it’ll be the easiest way of getting to everyone; God forbid we offend a German. Not pretty.


    I think I may regret not having a cake, because I do love cake.But our venue serves dessert with dinner so it just seemed like wasted money. We are having a treat bar with some macaroons and cupcakes though. 

    Post # 8
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Baasicall nothing we’re doing is traditional. We’re doing a city hall wedding with only family with lunch after. Then we’re throwing a sweet party with no formal sit down meal and late night snacks of poutine and sliders!

    Post # 9
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think we’re doing MOST traditional things, but we definitely won’t be doing a bouquet toss, receiving line or the garter thing. I find the garter thing to be SO embarrassing; I want to keep my bouquet (and not spend money on a “throwaway” one), and I think receiving lines are boring for guests – I just want them to get the reception and start enjoying themselves ASAP!

    We will be having a cake, doing all the dances and most likely having toasts (although my sister isn’t going to be happy about giving one).

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