Post # 1
i ate at the restaurant we’ll be having our reception at last night with FI and my dad (who was in town visiting). we were tossing around ideas because i don’t really want to have the traditional dinner/dancing reception. it’s just not us!! neither of us likes to dance or be the center of attention.
my dad through out this idea and i kind of like it! as a guest would you think this is fun?
classy nice dinner at the reception restaurant, dessert and drinks all included, then a chartered bus to the casino for the rest of the evening?
Post # 3
i should add that i realize not everyone will like casinos, i figure these people would probably be just as happy to go home after the dinner/dessert part…
Post # 4
Um Yeah! I would love that, seriously that sounds like a blast! You get the best of both worlds because you have the reception time to spend with your guests, then all of you pack in a go to a casino for the party! Plus think about all the cute pics you will have of you in your wedding dress at the casino! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
Post # 5
sounds fun – you’ll let the guests know ahead of time, I assume, so those who choose to go won’t be unnecessarily disappointed?
No one with gambling problems on the guest list, I hope…
Post # 6
I think that sounds like a fun idea! Just make it clear to guests what the plan is.
Post # 7
im not a casino person so dont be offended if people say goodnight at the restaurant as you head off
otherwise, if it makes you and your FI happy – then do it
Post # 8
That sounds like SO much fun! What a great party! You might even be able to host your own gambling room if you really wanted to play with it!
Post # 9
I’m not a casino person so I can’t say I’m personally on board with this but you know your guests best. I guess those that aren’t into the casino could leave after dinner but personally, for me I would feel slightly “jipped” out of celebrating the new marriage with the newlyweds. For me and I think a lot of other people, the real marriage celebration is not the dinner but the dancing and partying that takes place at the reception. People see dancing as a way to celebrate with their friends and family. So yeah, I would personally be bummed that I didn’t get this opportunity.
Post # 10
sounds like a great time to me!! how fun!
Post # 11
It could be fun but also keep in mind the size of the casino. You might quickly “lose” people if there is more than one room. If everyone splits up it won’t feel as much like “your” reception. Maybe you can work with a casino to rope off one room for just your guests?
Post # 12
thanks everyone for the tips/comments!
of course we will tell everyone the plan, probably somehow with the invitations, so everyone will know before they come. we’re having a small wedding (60 or so people), and i can’t think of anyone who would hate this idea, but it’s possible there will be some. we’re throwing around a couple other ideas as well, so this will just stay on the list 🙂
Post # 13
Sounds great! But the casino the guest pay for out of their pocket, right? Or will you give them each like a $10 voucher or something?