(Closed) Combined Ceremony and Reception

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1313 posts
Bumble bee

My cousin had a wedding in an old theater and all guests sat at the same tables for both the ceremony and reception, it was convenient and gorgeous! I didn’t think it was weird at all — most of my family commented on how easy it was and how much they liked it.

I am struggling with this one, we are having a barn reception and I am seriously considering having the ceremony inside too — although I’ve always dreamed of an outdoors wedding. It would just be SO much easier!

Good luck 🙂

Post # 4
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

hm, I haven’t seen it done before, but the way you are describing it, it sounds like it could definitely work

Post # 5
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been to a wedding sort of like what you describe.  There was a cocktail hour first.  Then the ceremony in one room.  Immediately at the end of the ceremony the guest entered the room next door and the reception began.  It worked out great.  I think everyone really liked it.


I say definitely go for it.

Post # 6
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would love to have our ceremony/reception coordinated this way….We are Jewish too, b/c we’re handling all of the transportation and there are a couple different times people will be arriving at the venue – we will have wine being passed around. My dad has already commented on the fact that we can’t do that b/c no one will have said the Kiddush…OY….I love your idea!!!

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