(Closed) Ceremony and Reception

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Both our ceremony and reception were in the same space. It was very convenient but I’ve been to lots of weddings where the ceremony and reception are in different spaces and that’s not really a big deal as long as it’s a short distance.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Totally fine to do it in different locations. Just be mindful of the one gap, distance, traffic, and parking at the two places to try to make it as convenient as possible. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Yes for our wedding they’ll be in the same place (in a botanical garden steps away from each other). It’s definitely convenient but it’s not such a big deal to have them separate. Just make sure the gap in between is just right (long enough to give them time to travel, not too long that they’ll stand around bored waiting). And try not to make it a long drive, maybe 10-15min? So its not a bad thing, as long as the drive and gap is not too long

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

we are doing different locations… church wedding then reception which I think is perfectly normal and fine (in fact I have never been to a wedding all in one place, UK laws make that very expensive)

I do personally think more than 2 venues is too much though

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We are doing ours in the same place. As a guest I prefer it, and as a host it’s making planning much easier as it flows better.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine are in the same place, but I’ve been to weddings that use different locations and it wasn’t a problem at all. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

We’re doing ours in two different locations but also with a pretty large time gap. Because of this, we have given the guest the option of just attending the ceremony or just the reception, whatever is convenient and works best for them. We understand everyone has busy lives and can’t cater to our schedule. The people who are closest to us won’t mind the hassle and will be able to attend both the ceremony and reception.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Same space! Ceremony is about a minute drive from reception site.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

I’m getting married in my church, so reception will be a different site than the ceremony. And yes, there will be a gap between the two, since the church assigned me 1:00 ceremony and I was expecting an evening wedding. Oh well, I’ve been to plenty and sometimes people who don’t like the gap skip out from attending the ceremony.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We’re doing two different places however they aren’t far apart at all – 10 minute walk (not that anyone will actually do this I would think!).

Where I’m from it’s (strangely) getting more common to get married in one place (usually the couples hometown) and then have a reception up to a 2 hour drive away with no transport put on for guests. I think that is expecting quite a lot from guests.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

both our wedding ceremony and reception were at the same place, the venue was open and large so we had different sports for the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner/reception. I personally like this better, that way people can relax have some drinks and chit chat

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