- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Bees! Would it bother you if a large group of people left your wedding reception very early? You can read my input/reason for asking below, or just answer with your opinion!
I’m asking because my wedding (which was obviously not ruined by this AT ALL, but it still bothers me) had about 100 guests, large majority being family. An entire table of the handful of friends I invited and some family adding up to about 12 people were gone before the 2 “traditional” dances were over. We didn’t do a lot of traditional wedding things (no toasts and we kept it to a first dance and father/daughter dance held near the end of dinner), and the (very brief) ceremony and reception were at the same venue. The total time for entire event was about 5 hours. I also made a point to chat with everyone at the reception so they definitely had to dip out purposely at a time when I wouldn’t notice, but they left so early that the entire table was reset by the wait staff while people were still eating! Also, one of these friends was originally in the wedding as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and declined as she was too busy (which was fine and I understood) but then also did not attend or RSVP to any of the pre-wedding parties she was invited to, or the wedding itself without being tracked down.
I understand people that didn’t stay for the ENTIRE event, but weddings are expensive, take a lot of work, and I had a very small list of people to invite. Note: I would also understand older people leaving, or people with children, but that wasn’t the case, either.