(Closed) Dumb Question re: sendoffs

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Send offs are great photo ops, but we are staying at our venue, so we won’t be doing one. Send offs are a very old tradition where the bride and groom did actually leave for their honeymoon directly at the end of the reception, then the guests would still party or leave.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

In the old days, the bride and groom were supposed to leave the reception first, because their leaving was the signal that the guests could leave.  That’s when the idea of the send-off started.

These days, the bride and groom are often the last to leave.  Thus, a lot of people have the send-off at the end of the ceremony instead of at the end of the reception.  Or (like us) they skip it altogether.

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