(Closed) A reception to remember… or not

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@francescatatiana:  I think if you two just have a great time, then it will be memorable!  Guests will feel happy knowing you’re happy and seeing the love between the two of you. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Maybe something cheap to toss that you’ve never seen before.  Lavender maybe? or there’s a southern tradition called ribbon pulling where all the single women pull a charm out of the bottom layer of the cake.  Maybe you could bake a special little cake and have them pull ribbons out of it.  A ring warming ceremony? (they’re getting more popular but I’ve never been to a wedding with one)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Something that we are doing at ours is… during dinner the band will call up my parents (and then after, my FI’s parents) to each dance to their wedding song. It’ll be something special for them and a thank you for all that they have done

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Choreographed dances are not memorable!  You will have fun with your friends and family, and that is what makes a wedding memorable!  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What about waving little flags that say ‘Yay!’ instead of the sparkler send off? And either way people will love the wedding because they are there for you. There maybe too little to do it now, but maybe look into DIYing your own photobooth!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You could do a floating lantern send-off…each guest ties a wish for the bride and groom to their floating lantern and then releases them all into the sky as you leave.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MapleCreekBride:  Where do the lanterns go?  Do you have to go pick them up so you don’t litter?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@peachacid:  I am wondering the same thing! Can they catch trees on fire???

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

haha I actually have no idea…they just float away and I have no idea how long they stay floating for..I dont think they would catch the trees on fire because the candle is deep inside the lantern so only the paper part would touch the tree if it hit it…but ya I guess I should look into that lol I never really thought about it. hmm they should be made of biodegradable paper or something so you dont just litter everywhere..and ya you would think it could be a fire hazard..good points

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Be careful with tHose when letting them off. When letting them go, sometimes they catch the wind and go sideways, possibley into the person standing next to you!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We considered the floating lantern thing and found out that they were an extreme fire hazard. =/

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Extreme Fire Hazard….hmm, that would be memorable!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re not doing a photobooth, no pre-rehearsed dances, no specialty buffets, no fancy send-off. Nothing.

And we’re totally OK with this. As long as you’re happy, your guests will be happy. If you’re enjoying yourself, then your guests will enjoy themselves. And if your guests think that the lack of “entertainment” is lame, then they shouldn’t have gone to the wedding, because weddings are not supposed to provide amusement park entertainment! Note: I’m not saying that if you’re having the above mentioned things at your wedding that your wedding is an amusement park; I just feel that weddings are now being expected to be chock-full of entertainment for guests.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You will know its memorable when you look around, everyone’s smiling and having a great time and you look at each other and can’t stop smiling. No amount of fireworks, lanterns, bling or dancing will make it more special than it already is! 

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