- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Danced at BOTH My Wedding Receptions.
First Wedding (circa 1980), we had our Dance after Dinner & Cake Cutting… which got the party going.
And we fit “the rounds” in wherever there was a spare moment (between courses, between events etc)
We got around to everyone (had about 110 Guests) not too long after Dinner. Tho to be fair, we did have a Receiving Line at that Wedding Reception venue… we greeted our Guests as they enterred, Welcomed them, Thanked them for coming, and pointed them in the direction of the Cocktail Hour set-up.
So by doing that, we didn’t have to worry so much about making long visits later on in the evening, as we’d already gotten to chat one-on-one with everyone once already.
The upside to this… meant more time for dancing
My Ex-Hubby and I tore up the dance floor for HOURS… with friends, family, relatives… folks of all ages, it was great.
We also had a last dance before we said our Farewells.
This time round…
Mr TTR and I hosted a Back Home Reception for Friends & Family after our Elopement & Honeymoon
We again Greeted everyone at the Door, thanked them for coming, and pointed them in the direction of the Bar for Cocktail Hour.
The rest of the Evening, we mingled, danced, and had a great time.
(Then again this Reception was specifically “An Evening Party” so the mood was different)
I personaly think that a Greeting Situation / Receiving Line can be a great thing… it doesn’t have to be EVERYONE in one’s Wedding Party like in the old days. B&G and Hosts / Parents would suffice.
Done properly, it can go pretty fast, and then the “obligation” is done.
Hope this helps,
I danced all three hours we had of dancing! I loved it! I only left to quickly fix my bustle, and then I was right back out there. One of the groomsmen was out there with me the whole time, we were dancing our booties off! My hubby is not a big dancer so he came out every now and then, but he talked to people while I danced haha. :]
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