boring receptions… leave early?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Anna10-05-2014: Pretty much anything that would make me uncomfortable. 

 

Temperature.If it is too hot or too cold, I may leave early.

Loudness of the music (and I dont mind loud, I just mean mind blowing loud). 

Unclean bathrooms- I dont do dirty bathrooms (and Ive been to weddings with some nasty bathrooms). 

Post # 4
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3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I definitely think the music and food are a must, along with an open bar. I know it’s not required but it definitely makes for a better reception. Also if it’s outside in the summer or winter, that can get pretty miserable. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If the wedding is on a Sunday evening I’m not staying too long after dinner because of work the next day. If the music sucks and I have no desire to dance to any of it. If I don’t know anyone.. 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I try not to leave weddings early & I try to dance regardless of the music because I want to support the bride & groom & keep the party going at their reception.

I really dislike when people come, eat, & leave. It’s super rude & a lot of people did that at my wedding for no reason, because the facility was super clean, everybody sat near somebody they knew, their was plenty of food w/ variety, we had an open bar, & the music (while hip-hop isn’t everybody’s taste) was playing in order to promote dancing.

Despite the fact that I will stay to the end of the reception, things that I dislike would be poor ambiance & no music during dinner. By this, I mean is the lighting harsh like a classroom, the room freezing cold, & all that can be heard is the klinking of dishes w/ no background noise? This is something I don’t love. I also dislike dry weddings or weddings with crappy music that nobody could possibly dance to. I’m the kind of person who becomes a lot more social & comfortable after a few drinks. And, I don’t necessarily have to love the couples taste in music, but if the music is something that does not promote dancing, well it’s kinda hard to get up there & rock it to keep the party going if you want me to dance to opera or something lol. 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Boredom in general makes me leave early. I want to watch the couple get married and sample a little of everything offered at cocktail hour. Screw the speeches, screw the formal meal and cake (unless it’s really good!) screw the garter toss, and screw the dances. Can you tell I don’t like weddings lol?

Post # 9
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Anna10-05-2014:  Most people love those activities. I’m the oddball!

Post # 10
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3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Anna10-05-2014:  Aww, thank you 🙂

In the last hour of my reception there were only about 30 of us left, but we had seriously the best time! Goes to show you that those who matter will be there to support you until the very end 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee

We always try and stay until close to the end at receptions even if we aren’t dancing–just like to sit and watch. I can’t believe how rude people are when they just eat and leave. Weddings are expensive and alot of work, if you don’t want to be an appreciative guest decline and save the couple some $$$$.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I pretty much love weddings so I don’t think I’ve ever left one early. And I’ve been to everything from a dry cake and punch reception to an outdoor wedding that concluded in skinny dipping. 

But the downers are non-dancable music or a couple that isn’t having fun. Generally, I think that if the couple is having a blast, so are the guests. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

The last wedding I was at I left early because the music was too loud.  Fun, upbeat music is good.  Fun, upbeat music that is so loud that people can’t carry on a conversation with the person sitting next to them is bad!

Post # 15
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Anna10-05-2014:  Yup bad music selection or lack of music altogether–makes me want to leave! I generally only know a handful of people at weddings, so it helps to have something like music to bring everyone together! Also, I’ve been to one dry wedding and most people left after dinner.

Post # 16
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1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree with this! That said, I would never leave a wedding early unless I was sick. Literally have only left a wedding early once and it was due to illness. Otherwise, I will suffer through with a smile. I guess I just feel like people put so much time and money into their one day that it’s totally doable for me to sit for a few hours and try my best to enjoy it. FI and I recently went to a wedding that was horrendously boring and so many people left early. I felt so bad that there was only TWELVE of us remaining for the grand exit – out of about 100. 

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