(Closed) reception vs dinner…… DW

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: No Reception
    tacky : (0 votes)
    understandable : (25 votes)
    100 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    These resort weddings are tricky like that. If i were in your exact position, I would have the dinner in a private room, so you didn’t feel self conscious when your uncle stands up to tell an embarrasing story about you to a bunch of strangers at the buffet! haha. Then after dinner, dessert and coffee, move on to the bar / disco area with the rest of the guests. The drinkers and dancers can do that, and you can socialize freely.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think a lot of people don’t really like to get out there and dance sometimes. I think for your guests, just being there in the company of you and your fiance and being able to attend your destination wedding is special in itself. I definitely feel that people would enjoy your reception whether there was dancing or not!

    Post # 6
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think the nice dinner sounds fine. If nobody’ll dance, what’s the point? It could be more like a cocktail reception…more loungy and less like a party. They’ll probably want to spend time with you, anyways. I totally wouldn’t worry about it. Good food, a few drinks, and a beautiful location…they’ll be fine= ]

    Post # 7
    Member
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think dinner = reception. Dancing does not make a reception. It sounds lovely, go for it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I had a DW in Maui with the same number of guests as you.  I didn’t have dancing at my reception, and it wasn’t missed.  If you really feel the need to have dancing, maybe you could invite the younger guests to go to a club at the resort for an afterparty and get your dancing in there.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    the private dining room sounds like a fantastic alternative. since you and your hubby don’t dance, i wouldn’t worry about there not being a dancefloor. for those who like to dance, there are plenty of bar/louges at resorts that will give them a chance to boogie.

    Post # 10
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    dinner definitely equals reception!  we are having a DW in Florida with only 20 guests and we opted for a dinner at a restaurant versus a traditional reception.  So no dancing or having to worry about intense decor, just fun times with drinks and good food!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    @MrsCox28: We have done the exact same thing!
    We had our ceremony at 4:00, then pics with our guests. Then we sent the guests off to the nicest bar until our 6:00 dinner and took off to take some beach pictures of the two of us. We joined the group at 6:00, had a nice dinner.
    After, the older folks went to bed, we went to our room and changed into more casual clothes and had drinks at the bar with our friends.
    We didn’t want to have a dance floor for such a small group – we saw people do the reception thing, and it looked a bit weird, having a dance floor and all for like, 20 people…
    It was simple, lots of fun; and I definitely don’t think it’s tacky!

    Post # 13
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Orlando – we’re getting married at Disney.  So we get to take advantage of some great restaurants in the area!

    The topic ‘reception vs dinner…… DW’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors