Will our guests be bored?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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3709 posts
Sugar bee

You would lose me with 30 minutes for toasts. I’m used to a few minutes each, for each of the honor attendants. (US)

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

cbj9:  We will also have a late morning ceremony followed by a brunch reception.  We are doing photographs in between and during that time hors d’oeuvres and Mimosas will be served.  Then a three hour reception.  We’re having a photobooth for entertainment – no dancing.

I think two hours of mingling will fly by!!  No worries!!!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

cbj9:  Your guests will be fine. If they went out to brunch on their own, there wouldn’t be entertainment, even toasts, and they would have a good time.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just went to a wedding a lot like this…my friends and I had so much fun that we were the last to leave! For the most part it was just mingling and wandering in and out of the building. And we did this for almost 8 hours…haha! So yeah…I think your guests will be fine!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

It’ll be fine, as long as your guests know and enjoy some of the other guests.  People hang out, have a few drinks, catch up and chat, etc.  It’s super fun.

If you’re really worried, you could look into a photobooth (or do a DIY one like we did), or lawn games.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

I think given the timing of your wedding, it shouldn’t be an issue. I went to a reception at night 8:00 p.m to about 11:00 and there was NO dance floor. Dinner was served at 8, and by 9:30 toasts and all the like had been wrapped up. It was horrible, as no one seemed to know what to do besides drink. Which as you can imagine got ugly.

But I think because you’re doing a brunch, I don’t think your guests will anticipate a huge extravaganza of a reception.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  erw4338.
Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

That’s how my reception was. It went from 6-8 and from what I saw our guests had a good time simply mingling. It was very relaxed. We did the toasts, bouquet/garter toss, first dance and father/daughter dance, cake cutting (not in that order).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

cbj9:  I cannot imagine any opportunity to be bored in the timeline you describe.  Seems like a very short wedding.  I don’t mean that as a criticism, just to point out that I do not think you’ll have a problem.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you have any outdoor space you can add law games like bocce ball and cornhole.  Photobooths are ALWAYS a hit.  Best of luck and all the PPs are right, I think the time will fly!! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If there’s waffles and champagne at any party, I’m good. New entertainment needed. Haha!

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