Post # 1
Our ceremony is on the grounds of our reception venue, but not very far away from it, I just wanted to be outside.
So, last night we were talking about music, and I asked FI about a recessional. He asked where we would recess TO? He says he feels weird just walking into the building, and if we walked back down the aisle, he says that’s weird too, because we just walk there, and stop, and then people follow us? He just wants us to kiss, and then just be there, and everyone goes into the reception hall together.
Does anyone have any ideas about what would work here? I’d like to recess, but I think FI will only get on board if I have a clear plan and destination.
Post # 3
Are you guys doing pictures before your ceremony, or after? Maybe that’s where you could recess to? Or you could do the recessional to the reception area, and all of your guests follow afterwards? I’m not sure how that normally works out. Where do people normally go when they recess?
Post # 4
We’re having a similar issue and I can’t figure out how to get out of there…. but I def. think you need to go somewhere. How will the guests know it’s ok to get up? I’d either walk to the reception building and just duck into a side room for a few minutes (hello alone time!) or atleast somehwere out of your guests sight. Standing up at the altar is going to be really awkward for you and everyone else when people are transitioning from one place to the other.
Post # 5
I once went to a wedding where the bride, groom, bridal party, parents, etc. proceeded away from the ceremony site and into one of those small pop up tents, where they had a bottle of champagne and waited for their guests to enter the building for the cocktail hour. The officiant announced, after the family had gone, that all guests were now welcome to proceed to the cocktail hour in the building to get their own glasses of champagne or whatever they wanted. After they were in the building, the family took their pictures. The groom later told me how nice it was to have a private family moment to celebrate…and how much easier picture smiles were after a quick glass of the good stuff 🙂 Just a thought.
Post # 6
we also had our ceremony right outside of the reception site. we walked into a room in the building away from the crowd, then left to take pictures.
i went to a wedding where they walked back down the aisle and did a recieving line right after.