(Closed) Are guests going to enjoy our reception?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sounds like a lot of fun to me! I’d love to go to a wedding like yours ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would not expect much dancing at an afternoon wedding. He was in the wrong to be negative about it; he’s not the end-all be-all on weddings.

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Is that guy serious? Your reception sounds like a blast and I wish I could attend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it sounds fun! There DOESN’T have to be dancing for the wedding to be fun.

Post # 8
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I won’t lie.. my preference would be for an evening wedding with a DJ and dancing.  But that’s for my own wedding.  That’s why I did it that way.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun in other settings.  I would never expect dancing at a brunch wedding.  All of the things you have listed sound super fun.  Tell him to shove it : ) 

Would it be possible for someone in your family (A brother, a fun cousin, etc) who is bilingual to take on the MC’ing duties?

Post # 10
296 posts
Helper bee

Dude, brunch food is awesome! I wouldn’t have a problem with attending a wedding like that, especially if i knew the whole dj/dancing thing wasn’t really your scene. I could still have a good time. 

Post # 11
5 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

our wedding was very similar (10 am ceremony at a vineyard, followed by cocktail hour and then lunch reception to 3pm).  we also chose not have dancing because i don’t dance and most of my family doesn’t either.  we also didn’t do toasts or other activities besides cake cutting, but we did have music playing in the background and a photobooth, which kept all the kids entertained and my aunts and uncles as well.  we wanted people to have a good meal and enjoy the afternoon, and people seemed to have a good, relaxing time.  so i say, go for it.

Post # 12
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really wouldnt expect dancing at a brunch wedding…my guess would be that most morning or afternoon weddings dont hire an MC and this guy was probably unfamiliar with a brunch style wedding reception. Since we have spent a lot more time looking at, reading about and consuming all things wedding related, we all know how cute/fun/classy a brunch reception can be. Don’t worry yourself too much about that MC’s reaction and look for a vendor who appreciates the style of your wedding!

I’m not sure how easy it is to find an English/Russian MC, but if you don’t want to ask a guest to do it, you might be able to find a friend of a friend (someone who wouldn’t be invited as a guest, but maybe a family member knows someone who has the personality and voice for the job?) 

Post # 13
15 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Your wedding sounds awesome! Really cool and different, like a mini festival =)


Post # 14
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it will TOTALLY work!

We’re doing a Brunch Reception, but after finding a great “timeline” on theknot we ARE having dance time…

Not like the evening receptions though ๐Ÿ˜‰


Post # 15
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We’re having a wedding with no dancing too and I cannot tell you how many vendors have questioned our vision!

I HATE dancing a weddings! I’m sorry I just do. And its funny how many of my family members (who are normally very critical, and not afraid to tell you what they think) keep telling me how much they are looking forward to are dancing free day…apparently it sounds FUN!

So your family might surprise you.


Post # 16
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

it sounds nice! I woulndn’t want to dance at an early afternoon reception…

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