Post # 1
I have been to a few weddings now where the bride and groom outstayed the guests at their own wedding. I’ve also been to weddings where the bride and groom make their exit before the majority of the guests leave (but never too early). Which do you think is better….
Post # 2
missanonybee53: I’ve only ever been to weddings where the bride and groom left at the end of the reception. I don’t think they need to be the last ones to leave, but I would find it odd if they left an hour or more before the end.
Post # 3
missanonybee53: We’re paying a lot for the reception, I don’t want to leave the party early! The plan is for us to stay to the end. And likely go to the after party in one of the hotel rooms (our make shift ‘residence bar’.)
Post # 4
We’re only leaving a little bit before the end… and I don’t think it will be a grand thing as far as I know!! But do whatever you want – it is your wedding after all 😉
Post # 5
We did a grand finale song where everyone gathered around us and everyone sang along (it was “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey). After it was over some of our guests lined up with lanterns and we had a pretend grand exit. It was mainly for pictures because we didn’t leave afterwards, we stayed and said bye to peoplea and helped gather some things.
Post # 6
We will do a grand exit at the end of the night when all of our guests will be leaving as well. The idea behind it being our guests will be cheering us on to the next chapter of our lives, cheering us on to our marriage. After we will probably meet our friends for an after party for those that have traveled so far to be with us.
Post # 7
Unless there was a need to leave early (ie catch a flight) or you had a very strong/overwhelming need to capture a grand exit in photographs then I can’t understand why the bride and groom would leave before the reception is over with.
Like PP, we paid a lot of money and spent a lot of time designing and creating the reception. We were the last ones to leave that night and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
The day flies by already so there is no way I would do anything to cut it even shorter!