(Closed) Ceremony AND Reception Same Room?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know it’s not ideal, but I have been to a wedding where we moved on from one side to the other and took our chairs.  It was not intended to be that way but we wanted to help out and standing there while others moved the chairs was not comfortable.  We did not mind moving them ourselves and I’m sure your guests will be ok if they are seated in the tables.  But I am very low key so I don’t mind much at all.

Post # 4
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would try to rearrange the seats during cocktail hour between the ceremony and reception.  Due to unforseen rain, my brother in law had to move his ceremony inside and we all just sat at our reception tables, but no one could see anything.  AND people would stand up to get a better view, blocking everyone else.

Post # 5
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding where the guests just sat at the reception tables (rain, similar to PP). The bride said she got so many compliments on it and I did not notice anyone standing nor heard any complaints about not being about to see…(oh- the bride and groom were on a stage at the front, so that might have helped)

his is also what I plan to do. I think it will be fine, and less stress about worrying about getting the chairs moved around, etc. 

Post # 7
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

  I’m also using the same space for ceremony and reception.  We’re letting our guests sit at the tables during the ceremony.  We hadn’t planned a cocktail hour exactly, but we are going to duck out for a few pics with our posse.

  I like this idea though, it means your guest can sit chat with other guests with ease during the pre-ceremony time. Also, they can feel more relaxed during the ceremony.


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