(Closed) Having a Private Dinner with Fi during reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

i have never heard of this but it sounds good to me if that’s what you and your FI want 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I haven’t heard of it, and personally I think it’s a bit rude.  I would be annoyed if I came to a wedding and the bride and groom actually left and went to another room to eat dinner without all the guests that they invited. 

ETA: Your guests are there to celebrate your wedding.  Isn’t it weird for them to be celebrating without you even in the room??

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TwoCityBride:  I haven’t heard of this but it sounds awesome. You could totally pull it off especially if your planner has done it before. It sounds very romantic, and you definitely need to make sure you eat. I thought my sister was going to die of starvation at her wedding lol we had to sneak food up to her room between the ceremony and reception.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TwoCityBride:  I’ve never heard of this. Honestly the title rubbed me the wrong way. You’re throwing a big party and then hiding from all of your guests.

But, if you come out in between courses so people don’t notice then its probably fine. I think what makes it ok is that you will have already greeted all of your guests before you eat.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it is really necessary.  People know that you would like to eat and as long as you have the entire meal time to eat, I really don’t think they are going to come up and bother you when everyone else is eating.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve heard of the bridal party eating separately during cocktail hour but not during dinner. I agree with abbie017, it seems a bit rude to keep ducking out during dinner. We had a sweetheart table and other than my clueless 15 yr old cousin (who was pretty cute actually) no one really interrupted us.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think I’d be a bit put off if I went to someone’s wedding and they went and ate privately in another room.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it seems rude. The reception is a chance for your friends and family to celebrate WITH you. I would not want to be so separate from everybody. I would be offended if I went to a wedding where the couple did that.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t really like this idea.  It’s like saying your guests aren’t good enough to eat with.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been to two weddings where the bride and groom did this and it was totally fine. The DJ just made an announcement that they were enjoying their first meal as a married couple alone. Everyone else ate in the main area and after the B&G were finished, they had the grand entrance and kicked off the dancing.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I think this would be a little rude. I’m there to celebrate the bride and groom, and then they disappear to eat dinner away from the guests? 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

is there another way you can still eat in the same room as the guests but partially away from them? like in a roped off sort of area or something?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I to o would be a little put off by this.

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