(Closed) Ceremony and Reception– is this tacky?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How should I do my ceremony/reception in one?

    Set up the chairs for a ceremony first and then move them immediately after

    Have the guests seated at their dinner tables for the ceremony in the tent


  • Post # 3
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’ve been to weddings before that move chairs from ceremony to reception. I think it makes sense and is totally fine. Usually in these situations, the couple has had a cocktail hour between ceremony and reception to give the staff time to move the chairs. Would something like that work for you?

    Post # 4
    11735 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    totally fine i think – as long as you have some people assigned to moving them! 

    Post # 6
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @2littleslauren:  we are using ceremony chairs for the recption and my brothers are doing it!! it is perfectly fine to do this!

    Post # 7
    10450 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Do you have a few guys you can ask to help move chairs (if staff won’t)? I think that would be the best option, and guests won’t mind. 

    Post # 8
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We’re having a few guys help move all of our chairs. I don’t think anybody will mind! Not tacky at all!

    Post # 9
    9123 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I was at a wedding (at my same venue) where the chairs were set up for the ceremony a few hundred meters from the tent and tables.  After the ceremony, they just asked the guests to move their chair to a table.  Our guy friends made a few trips to help anyone older / in heels / etc.  It wasn’t tacky at all, so no worries if you don’t have staff to do it.

    We’re doing it exactly the same for ours.

    Post # 11
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We are doing the same thing! Ceremony outside and then moving the chairs in for the reception. I think its completely ok. I think we probably will just have friends help!

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