(Closed) As a guest, what’s your favorite part of a reception?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

The hotel gift bags – when I go to any wedding and stay over, I always feel like the bride and groom were thinking of their guests when they leave a gift bag for us at the front desk. A few waters and a bag of pretzels or gum go a long way with me!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I like Out of Town bags too, and did them for our guests…some of the local treats we put in there got lots of comments, like the dulse, lol…

I also really like when the bride and groom greet everyone personally, and I like watching the first dance.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We actually made the very tough decision to get pictures taken before the ceremony so the evening would flow seamlessly from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. There was a lot of back and forth about this and finally we agreed that it would be better overall since we woudln’t be so nervous at the ceremony since we’d already seen each other and the guests would be happier.

We also chose our venues based on guest satisfaction now that I think about it! We only considered hotels so they could just take the elevator up to their rooms at the end of the night (everyone is from out of town), and the church is right next door, about 10 steps away from the hotel. So I guess we’ve done a lot! But we are very happy with how it’s turning out.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I like it when the ceremony and reception are all in the same place. I mean, I know that most of the time, that’s not possible, but anything over a 30-minute drive in between is kind of a pain. I LOVE it when everything is all-inclusive. Yay! It really just makes it easier on everyone, including the bride and groom. Bonus points if the venue is a hotel, and you can just go to your room afterward.

We did this, and all our guests were saying what I great thing it was because no one had to worry about parking and alcohol levels 🙂

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