Post # 1
We had a large wedding at a large venue. After our first dance we were being pulled in a million directions, and somehow always seemed to get pulled away from each other. I barely got to see my groom until the last half hour of the dance when we finally got to dance together again and finish the reception together. During the reception I found it impossible just to get from the dancefloor to the head table, as they were on opposite ends of the venue. Wherever I was in the venue I often found it difficult to even locate my groom, as I was so busy talking with guests or dancing with friends and we always seemed to miss each other out on the huge dancefloor. I was so relieved when the reception was done and we got to finally have time together at the hotel and for a week on our honeymoon.
Has anyone else experienced this? Did you see your groom much after the dance started? I know some couples make it a point to stay together throughout the whole reception, but I’ve never seen anyone do that at weddings I’ve attended. It kind of bothers me now that we were too busy with guests to even enjoy each other during the dance.
Post # 3
Same thing for us! I danced with my husband less at our wedding than at any other we have ever attended together! You just get pulled in a million different directions. If I could do it over again, I would have tried to have spent more time with him. This just makes me even more grateful that we left 2 days later for a 2 and a half week honeymoon.
Post # 4
It is difficult particularly if you have a big wedding.. we made a huge effort to do a lot together because we received so much advice before the wedding. I was happy with how things went.
Post # 5
We experienced the same situation. My hubby and I were only together at the beginning of the reception to greet our guests, cut the cake, eat dinner, and for our first dance. Then, we got separated mainly because he mingled with friends AND I was on the dance floor. My hubby isn’t much of a dancer, so I figured that would happen.
Post # 6
We were apart a bit more than I wanted, but overall, I think we stuck together a lot. I had friends complain that they didn’t get to see their new husband during their entire wedding, so we made a pact beforehand to stick together as much as possible 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
We heard that this happens alot so we put serious effort into being together the whole night. We were together almost the entire time, but ti definitely took a conscious effort.
Post # 8
Yep, we barely saw each other either. We ate together, did a few table visits so he could introduce me to his cousins, and then I hit the dance floor with my college friends (who I hadn’t seen in years, due to living abroad) and he mucked it up in the photobooth. I swear, there are about forty photobooth pics of him, and three of me! But our photog has dozens of pics of me on the dance floor…. and besides our first dance, I think he was there for two songs: electric slide and the last dance of the night!
We didn’t mind though, I think largely because we anticipated this going in. Everyone once in a while we’d run into each other, heading opposite directions, and be like “Hey!” and laugh, kiss/hug/squeeze hands, and keep going. We knew we had the whole honeymoon coming up to spend together too, which I think also helped, and were both really excited to see our half of the out of town guests who we hadn’t seen in a while, which also made a big difference.
Post # 9
We had 13 people at our reception. 8 adults, including us, and 5 kids. We went to our favorite restaurant after our quickie last minute JoP wedding. It was in our favorite restaurant. Yeah, we were together the whole time!
Post # 10
I had to see pictures of us to believe we actually danced together. Part of it was just because it was a blur. I wouldn’t have done it any other way though…we probably got together every half hour or so…
Post # 11
We had a smaller wedding (about 40 people) but we used the time to catch up with people that we don’t get to see very often so we were seperated quite a bit.
Post # 12
I had 130 guest at my wedding. I’m gonna say we were together for about half of the reception. We were mainly apart for some songs because he hates the electric slide, YMCA and marcarena (sp?). While I was dancing, he was having some drinks/ shots with the gm. I think it worked! Only thing, is that we really didn’t have time to get to each table to greet our guests. That’s the one regret.
Post # 13
We had about 130 at our wedding and I think we spent an okay amount of time together. I definitely danced a lot more than he did while he went around and talked to guests but overall I think we did okay. It all seems like a blur though and I too had to see pictures before remembering that we actually did spend time together!
Post # 14
We spent almost the entire evening together, except for when he was off smoking a cigar with his guy friends. I think we spent maybe 30 mins of the cocktail hour mingling separately.
Post # 15
I have a feeling we probably will not be together as much as I’d like. He invited a ton of his baseball buddies who he only sees once or twice a year, so it’ll definitely be a “catch up” weekend for them.
Post # 16
Not to say it is better or worse, but we were the complete opposite. We were together 90% of the night. We were so excited! I guess we just talked to all our guests together, did lots of dancing, lots of kissing. We had about 100 people. The last two weddings I’ve been to it seemed like the bride and groom were pretty much separate except for pictures and traditional stuff- it surprised me!