Reception blur?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@prncss47:  I remember feeling like this after my wedding. The day FLEW by, and I felt like I didn’t get a chance to really take it all in.  I know what you mean about not being drunk, but feeling like you’re in haze. The day felt very surreal, almost dream-like. I remember I couldn’t stop smiling, and felt like I was on a high, but it truly was an amazing blur. It does get better with time, and pictures bring back a lot of those memories. It’s a lot of planning for one quick day, but now you have the rest of your marriage to look forward to.

Post # 4
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It was absolutely a blur!  I had so much fun, but I don’t remember specifics and the time went by SO fast!  I think it’s because you are engaged with everyone at every turn. 

@prncss47:  what is it that you wish you did that you didn’t do?  I know I danced, but I didn’t feel like a danced a ton.  I know I talked to people, but I don’t feel like I talked a lot.  My guess is that you did the things that you wanted to do – you just don’t remember the exact things.  I bet when you get pictures back, the memories will begin to flood back.  Unless you were sitting in a corner for 2 hours 😉 my guess is you were a beaming bride enjoying the celebration!

Post # 5
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Oh yea, I feel the exact same way! I don’t actually remember much — the day was wonderful, but it was as if I was in a dream. All the details of the day are so fuzzy/hazy to me now. Looking back at the video and photos helps me piece together a lot of the day, but it almost feels like I wasn’t there. The day went by so fast I too feel like I missed out on things: never got a chance to take some family photos I wanted, didn’t take enough advantage of the photobooth and never even tried anything at the cordials station that I so desperately wanted and our guests raved about!! Booo. I keep telling my friends to get married at my venue so I can appreciate it as a guest and not a bride. 😉

Post # 6
187 posts
Blushing bee

I have the same feeling post-wedding!  I was not drunk either but the night really did seem to fly by in some sort of haze.  I have seen pictures of myself posing with friends and family that I don’t even remember taking.  I have also been feeling badly about not getting to talk to everyone at the reception but have been trying to understand that it really would have been impossible to spend time with each and every guest unfortunately. 

I do know that I had a complete blast and it was the most fun day of my life and that makes me very happy!

Post # 8
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My wedding day is a blur too. Luckily I had an awesome videographer and got to relive it.

Post # 9
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The reception did go by in a blur. It seems like it was dinner and then we were packing up to go home when in reality our reception was 6 hours.

I know I had a great time and have great memories, but also lots of half memories. Like I know I did something, but can’t exactly remember the details of it.

Once you start to talk to people and look at pictures you will remember a bit more.

I just like know that we both had a great time and so did all our guests. That is the most important.

Post # 10
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I felt the same way too!  I think I had 4 sips of champagne during the whole thing and was just so excited I only ate a few bites of dinner.  I did eat my whole piece of cake (and DH’s too since he’s not a big cake person).  Our entire wedding day was one huge happy whirlwind.  We got around to every table to talk to all of our guests but beyond that I feel like I only had sporatic conversations with our guests throughout the rest of the reception.  I got to dance a bit at the very end right before our big exit but my Darling Husband was out talking with friends.  I wouldn’t have minded being able to dance more but I had a fantastic time and wouldn’t change a thing.  Now I just want to see our video so I can listen to our ceremony and all the speeches again because I remember the sentiment behind each but not exactly what was said.  

Post # 12
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had exactly the same!

I remember it all in all its wonderful details until 8pm…. then its a disco-ball blurred mess. I was totally sober but more shattered than I had been in my life, and I didnt realise until the honeymoon when we slept for days on end and we’re not really nappers.

What I do remember is the most perfect happy day of my life. And the photos fill in the evening reception gap. So long as you remember the marriage part then the rest can be a happy fuzzy blur, because it will have been perfect!

Post # 14
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours is feeling like a blur now. I actually was trying to keep the dance floor going much of the night, so what I missed were saying hello to people at 2 whole tables. I turned around and they were gone!

Post # 16
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I think it happens to most of us!  I feel like I barely spoke to anyone.  As walked around to tables and the first two took so long that by the time we got to the third, there were only three people at it.  I looked around and people were up dancing or socializing. 

I feel like I barely danced until the last half hour, but what was I doing the rest of the time?  I never even saw one room of our venue (where some of our decor was set up). 

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