Post # 1
My husband and I are going to have to have the reception and ceramony in the same room because 1. It’ll be easier. 2. There’s no outside space besides a main road which will be weird to me. and 3. Because all the other rooms where we’re having the wedding only allows up to 150 people max while we are expecting appx 250 or so. I was trying to figure out how to do this and I saw instead of setting up chairs for the ceramony have everyone be seated at their tables and just not open the bar or anything until afterwards. Does any one think this will be too tacky or anything? I would put up a curtin to seperate the tables from the chairs but we aren’t allowed to tape, glue or attach anything to the walls.
Post # 3
I don’t think its tacky – we are having ceremony/reception in same room, although only around 60 people attending ceremony.
The room will be set up with just chairs for ceremony and afterwards everyone moves to the hallway/bar area while they set the tables up. I guess this isn’t an option if you’re having a larger do? I personally like it when someone does something different or untraditional at a wedding. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I dont think its tacky really. I am getting married in a wearhouse…its gotta huge room for the wedding but then another room will be for the food…however we will be bringing out a few tables and chairs lined against the wall for the dancing party area…which will be in the same area as the wedding 🙂
Post # 5
@mel801: This is exactly what we did. We had the ceremony with just the chairs for guests. We left the room while they set up the tables. I didn’t think this was tacky at all
Post # 7
I have the same thing but they are going to move the chairs and tables out after the ceremony while we are elsewhere for cocktail hour. Is that an option for you?
Post # 8
I’m not sure because where I’m having the wedding they want you to draw on the floor plan where you want your tables and that you cannot make any changes 2 weeks before the event. So I have no clue if they will move the tables and everything for us during the wedding or anything so if not, we’re gonna have to put some team work together and do it ourselfs I guess. My other option is to rent tables but sense they’re for free their I really don’t want to do that
Post # 9
I voted no.
We got married and had our reception in the same room. We weresupposed to get married outside but it was raining so we had to go to plan B.
Our reception was a roving dinner.. Lots of lounges, ottomons, cocktail tables and cafe style tables. It wasn’t my first option, but it worked just fine.
Post # 10
I think it’s weird to have people sitting at their tables during the ceremony. They’ll mess up the place settings, it’ll take away from the overall reveal that is typically done post-ceremony, and people will be distracted looking around at all your personal touches, rather than paying attention. And ouch, what if you’re the person in the back that just can’t see or hear? Personally, this is not something I would do.
Post # 11
I think more of the positive reasons for doing it this way. I’ve often been to a ceremony at a church when there is very little space to park (= STRESS!). Guests have to then travel to another location for the ceremony (= CREASED CLOTHES).
I’m getting married in the middles of winter so all the guests can arrive and not have to worry about parking, travelling, weather etc. No need for coats/wraps either. It will also save money by not paying for the hire of 2 rooms.
Post # 12
I think it sounds alot easier on both the guests and you. I went to a wedding once which had a ceremony, followed by a reception a few hours later quite a distance away. (The did photos in between). It was really awkward becaues we basically had to go home in between… I think I watched tv for a couple hours. I love the idea of having it all in one place, because then the guests can really get to socialize and enjoy the atmosphere without having to worry about travelling and what to do if there is a gap. Your idea sounds funner.
Post # 13
not takcy at all, went to a wedding last sat and they had the wedding/reception in all one room and the middle ailse was cleared for the bridal party/bride.. The cocktail 1/2 was in there too, they passed around food we all mingled from table to table while sof t music played… Here is a picture of my friends wedding
They had a arch way in front of the head table
Post # 14
This is what is looked like before everyone came in..I was there early to help her out
Post # 15
I don’t think its tacky, but not for me. We did not even consider a venue if they did not have the option of booking a ceremony room and a reception room. I did not want to get married on a dance floor, but still wanted everything to be at one location, and I got what I wanted.
Post # 16
I actually think it’s lovely. I have only been to one such wedding and I felt it was much more intimate and comfortable.