Post # 1
I’m still in my baby shoes of wedding planning, but I get so much input on the different options of the reception! I grew up where a wedding basically is the ceremony, followed by sit-down dinner and dancing. My mom is from the South, where apparently an appetizer reception at a site/ at home without dancing or seating is the norm. I’ve also read about people having a low key reception and/or formal dinner, but planned the dancing as a third event at a club with their friends.
So I’m wondering- what style of reception are you planning?
Post # 3
I’m planning a reception with sit-down dinner and dancing, but I’ve been to weddings with all the types of events you listed above and they were all lovely. It really just depends what you want, what time of day your event is and what your budget can handle.
Post # 4
We had a sit down dinner with no dancing and it was great for our needs. We had a very small wedding and loved just being able to socialize with everyone while eating which was perfect for our personalities.
Post # 5
we are having a ceremony, sit down dinner, and then dancing.
Post # 6
We had a ceremony, sit down dinner, and no dancing. I don’t like to dance.
Post # 7
We are having a ceremony, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner and then dancing. It’s all I’ve ever really known as far as weddings go and I think it works for us.
Post # 8
We will have the ceremony and pictures… and then my guests can join us for dinner if they’d like or go their own ways (i just need to know their plans 90s before so i can make reservations). Then there will be an Illuminations dessert party in Disney’s Epcot for our reception.
Post # 9
We are doing a 5:30 ceremony, cocktail hour with stationary hors d’oeuvres from 5:45-6:45, a sit-down buffet dinner at 7:00 and then dancing the rest of the night. Can’t wait!
Post # 10
We are doing a ceremony, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner and dancing.
Post # 11
We are doing ceremony, cocktail and appetizer hour, sit down dinner and then midnight buffet
Post # 12
we are doing ceremony (one location) then cocktail hour (second location)-then sit down-then dancing
Post # 13
We’re having a morning ceremony (11am) with a cocktail hour, followed by a brunch reception (1pm) all at one location, a golf club that is closed to the public. There will be space to dance if anyone wants to.
Post # 14
Wedding (at 5:30) and reception (at 6:30) are at the same venue (ceremony outside/reception inside), cocktail & passed hors d’oeuvres while we are finishing up photos, refreshing, etc, followed by a sit down meal and then dancing to follow. Late night treats (sliders, sweet potato fries, cookies, etc.) will also be brought out as the celebration comes to a close.
Post # 15
we are having the same as PPs – ceremony, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, and then dancing 🙂
Post # 16
Ceremony followed by appetizer/cocktail reception without dancing.