Post # 1
This is a dumb question, but I’m going to ask it anyways.
My wedding and reception are in seperate places. I’m having my ceremony at my church and the reception at an exhibition hall about 10 minutes away. Here’s my question…How should my FI and I travel to the reception after the ceremony? I know we’re driving there, but I don’t want to arrive there at the exact same time as the guests. Should we have someone instruct the guests to ride to the ceremony and we hang back and give them a few minutes to get there or something? Does that make any sense? Basically, I don’t want anyone to see us after the ceremony until they announce us as “Mr. and Mrs. NewLastName” Sorry for the dumb question, hopefully you have some idea of what I’m talking about! lol
Post # 3
I would proabably use the time to have your photographer take pictures of you and your new hubby. That ought to kill some time before you head over to the reception site.
Post # 4
Hang back at the ceremony location to take pictures. Everyone else will proceed to the reception. You’ll have a grand entrance and get announced at the reception when you arrive and almost everyone else is already there. No big deal. This is how every wedding I’ve ever been to works.
Post # 5
Typically, this was a generally done, (in the past?) at least in our circle, the bride and groom would have a receiving line-for people to wish the couple congratulations at the ceremony site, then the bride and groom and family would stay (or go to a designated scenic spot!) for photos with the photographer, while the guests would reach the reception first, as long as you don’t leave them for too long! Then the band or DJ would announce the wedding party arrival at the reception, starting with the parents of the groom, bride’s parents, the wedding party couples, and large applause and standing as the new Mr & Mrs entered the room!
Post # 6
All great ideas! Thanks for the suggestions. That’s what I figured, but I just wanted to make sure!