(Closed) When are you planning to leave your reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re staying until they kick us out since our reception has to end at 10pm, then we are having an after party.  I’m wearing my dress the entire night.   My MOHs are in charge of clean up after the reception.  I am giving them a list of things that need to be thrown in boxes and kept overnight for us and we will get them from them in the morning.  I am not worried about keeping our gift table safe, I can’t imagine our friends/family taking our gifts but again, the MOHs are picking up any gifts and holding them too.

Ask your friends to help and be really clear with them what needs to happen when your reception ends.  A good MOH or BM will make sure to stay sober enough to take care of things for you.   

I think I answered all your questions!!  🙂 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well be leaving when the last guests leave, (ie. end of the night).  We’re hosting this so we think it would be weird to leave early.  Also, we want to enjoy every second of this.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’ll be there until the end also. We don’t want to miss our party. Our venue comes with a clean-up guy. My personal effects will be picked up by my Honors…including the gifts.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re leaving right before our guests leave at the end of the night… So around 10ish!

I’m wearing my dress the entire night. My parents hired a few people to help clean up after the wedding. The people in charge of the museum are also there to help clean up. My parents are taking everything home with them at the end of the night.

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are planning on leaving around 12am. Guest will probably stay for 45min after that… I think we have decided to do the sparkler send off and we want to leave to go home and enjoy eachother. 🙂  I will still be in my dress.

The parents are going to take the gifts and take them to FIL’s house.
The wedding party is going to grab centerpieces, etc.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are hanging around to the end.. then heading over to the hotel where we have rooms booked & hoping that there is an after party in the bar there!  Excited!

I’ll be wearing my dress the whole time.  I love it, and won’t want to take it off too early!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are definately staying until the end! I am changing into a cocktail dress for the last dance or maybe cake cutting not sure yet, and im going to have my mom be in charge of watching over our gift table. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh yeah, and I MOST DEFINITELY will still be in my dress!! Love it too much to take off.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We will be staying until the end. were not going on our honeymoon until Monday, but getting a room for that night at the hotel.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My FI and I will probably be two of the last people out the door, with our parents and wedding party. The reception ends at 12 am and we have to make sure everything is taken down, etc. I’ll be in my dress the whole night. If we afterparty I’ll probably change into normal clothes.

We’re going to have the emcee announce to take home the centerpieces, decorations, etc.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well we’re having our cake cutting before the dancing  – we’ll leave when we leave I guess, I’m keeping my dress on all night!!

 

were grabbing a taxi home the hotel my mum is taking all the gifts home and then we’ll pick them up after the honeymoon.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t want to miss my own party!  I’m staying until the very end!  And definitely keeping my dress on — it wasn’t cheap, want to get the most I can out of it!  Heck, I’d sleep with it, if FI let me!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Where I am from it is traditional to do a grand exit, so I’m glad its popular here to stay to the very end! The reception is at my parents’ house, too, so it only makes sense. Once the last of the guests are gone except for close family and the bridal party, I’ll probably change back into my getting ready outfit and open gifts until our after party later that night!

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