Post # 1
I’m just wondering, after the obligatory table greetings – how does the night flow in terms of interaction with the guests? Did you spend more time talking or dancing? More time with friends or family? SHOULD you be spending more time with one vs. the other? Are you with your husband most of the time, or do you split up a lot?
Post # 3
We danced the whole night. (Not typical) We saw everybody briefly and then saw many on the dance floor, but we literally danced non-stop the entire reception. All I ever wanted was to dance the night away at my wedding and that’s what we did. Everybody had a blast!!
Had I not been dancing, I’m guessing I would have mingled with everyone. 🙂
Post # 4
We aren’t doing a receiving line at the church. When we exit the church we will do a quick mingle and photos with whoever wants them before the photographer starts taking posed pro shots. Hopefully this process won’t take too long.
At the reception hall we will do dinner, speaches, first dances, etc. then we plan on making our quick rounds around each table to visit. After that it’s dancing and drinks, cause i’m sure i’m gonna need a few 😛
Post # 5
Oh and my fiance doesn’t drink nor really dance so i’m sure I will be letting lose with a lot of my friends and family.
Post # 6
We are not doing a receiving line and are planning to do a quick mingle to each table at dinner.
After that I bet I won’t leave the dancefloor 🙂
Post # 7
Man, I wish that we would have just done a dang receiving line. We had about 160 guests but we barely got to sit down just the two of us and relax for a minute because there were so many people to go around and greet. That was the one thing I was bummed about, I barely even got to eat dinner. After that though we danced most of the night. If we weren’t dancing we were mingling. On the dance floor I spent the most time with my family, husband and bridal party. My husband’s side of the family didn’t seem to be that huge into dancing, so I mostly talked to them while they were at their tables.
Post # 8
This is a great question, I’ve started worrying about this sort of thing as well.
I recently went to my first Orthodox Jewish wedding. Well, they’re modern Orthodox, so it wasn’t a gender segregated event, but we did do about a half hour of gender segregated dancing. I actually really loved that because it was a nice time to actually see the bride.
Not that I think we all need to adopt that tradition, but it reminded me that making choices that create moments with the guests is far more key to a great wedding than the color of the linens.
Post # 9
we didn’t dance. my husband and i went together sometimes to talk to people and sometimes we split up. i talked to both friends and family, and i tried to spend the most time with people who came from far away that i never get to see.
Post # 10
i hope its with my hubby but i am sure it will be thanking everyone for coming and running around like im crazy ha ha
Post # 11
Um.. not my husband as it turned out! We did a receiving line so that we could enjoy eating without having to bounce around to all the tables. We also did a sweetheart table which was AWESOME because it was the only time we spent just the two of us. We live really far from our friends and family so we see each other much more often than we see them. Plus, I’m much more of a dancer than he is. So he spent a lot of time with his buddies out on the deck and I spent most of the time with my Maid/Matron of Honor. I never get to see her and I love her so much I just couldn’t get enough : )
Post # 12
i hope we’ll be able to mingle and dance! I think we’re going to do a first look and try to get most of the pictures out of the way before the ceremony so we can go to the cocktail hour and do a lot of hello’s there.
Post # 13
We didn’t do a receiving line. After toasts and everyone was seated for dinner, Mike and I ate and then we went (together) from table to table and greeted everyone. We spend a few minutes at each table and moved on.
Throughout the night, I think I did a pretty good job of mingling and dancing. Mike wishes he had danced less and mingled more. I spent the most time with my bridesmaids since they were on the dance floor the whole night. I barely talked to my parents.
Post # 14
I am doing my wedding photos before our ceremony, so that we can do our mingling, greetingss and thanks for comings during the cocktail hour. Also I love cocktails and appetizers and I think that is a really fun part of the wedding. I did not want to miss it. My best friends did the same thing for her wedding and I loved the flow of the day. I am a little less conservative…..though I totally understanding wanting the “aww” of the first time your groom sees you to be when you are coming down the aisle. I am sure we will still have the “Aww-factor” whenever he sees me for the first time in my dress.