Post # 1
Hi! Lurker bee just made an account. I saw a post that has gotten me thinking.
I’m having the ceremony abd reception in the samr place, fairly small. We have use of the place from 11-4:30. We are doing a first look even though not everyone agrees. Here’s my plan so far:
10:30 first look
12:30 (or 1)lunch
We aren’t doing any formal dancing so it will just be a lot of socialising.
So my question is should I have a ceremony set up then rearrange during photos or have the guests at their tables during ceremony.
We are having 60 guests. If we choose to rearrange guests will have to go to the public part of the venue ot enjoy the stunning views along the boardwalk in the cold windy Australian winter. If we have them sit at their tables they have the choice of enjoying the view, going downstairs to the public part or enjoying the private warm room while we get photos done.
We can’t do photos after because it will be dark and we have to move well away from the venue after 4:30 to protect the nearby wildlife. I’m not sure about doing too many photos before because its an hour from our hometown and our hair/makeup person is also traveling and I don’t want it to be too hard, or too early.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
Post # 2
Bump. Okay everyone as a guest what would you prefer? Sit at tables during ceremony and have a warm private place to stay during photos, or have a classic ceremony layout and have to go outside where it will be cold and wibdy or in the main public part of the venue.
If I do the sitting at tables I imagine a few people will disapprove. I should have added a poll. Oh well.
Post # 3
I personally like the look and feel of the traditional ceremony seating, however I understand it’s not always practical. It could be cold and RAINY outside, which your guests wouldn’t enjoy much. There’s another bee on here who did the reception seating layout for her ceremony, which looked pretty good; here’s the link:
Post # 4
copperbird90: that wedding looked stunning thanks for sharing. It will very possibly be rainy, which is why having the public part of the venue avaliable is great. Buy I’m not sure how enjoyable that would be.
I think as a guest I would prefer the non traditional seating so I would be more comfortable during the gap.
Or I could start the wedding and hour later/finish it an hour early and do photos then. The reception time is already going to be able 4 hours. That way there would be no gap, we would still have everyone sitting at their tables during the ceremony but lunch would be right after.