(Closed) etiquette

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: will you be mingling with guests at any time during the cocktail hour?
    absolutely : (41 votes)
    73 %
    not sure : (9 votes)
    16 %
    No way : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Of course you can participate, it is usually used as the time for pics is why brides are seldom there.  Since you are doing pics early, mingle away.  It will actually give you more time to get to talk to all of your guests and more time to enjoy the dancing.

    Post # 4
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    So i wont be because ill be doing photos! BUT in all honesty i would probably not even if i could. I would rather take that hour and go somewhere quiet just me and new hubby to chat and reflect on the ceremony, take a breather (after photos and ceremony) before talking non stop to everyone! Grab a little something to snack/drink :D. Then i would go into the reception ready to party and mingle! But everyone is different, and so are the weddings! So do what you feel like! 😀 Its your day! I dont know….the ceremony is a bit longer for me since its catholic outside mass but still…

    Post # 5
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    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think guests want to spend as much time with the couple as possible. If you can swing it, I definitely don’t see the problem with it. I’m bummed I’ll probably have to miss mine. You should go for it. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Newbee

    I voted “no way” because I will be planning to take pictures during this time. However, for you, I think the more time spent with your guests the better. They came to spend time with you and celebrate your love!

    Post # 7
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    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I definitely plan on making my cocktail hour. That will give us the chance to greet and thank everyone so that we don’t have to do it during or after dinner.

    Post # 8
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I bought the alcohol, and d*mn!t i’m going to drink it!

    Post # 9
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    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We spent the first 20 or so minutes after our marriage alone, and then joined the guests. I can’t imagine what could be considered bad etiquette about it?

    Post # 10
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re doing photos right after the ceremony for half an hour, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with joining your guests! If anything, it’s more polite to spend time with them than not

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    Is it okay????? Umm, yes, it is okay. Very much “okay”!

    My dear, a good hostess is present at a reception when her guests arrive. She greets them at the door, ensures they are introduced to the guests of honour, and to at least one more person who can be trusted to get them refreshments and introduce them to a few more people. When all the guests have arrived, she mingles with them, keeping a special eye out for any that look ill-at-ease or isolated, introducing them to compatible acquaintances and helping them engage in conversation. This is the first and most obvious responsibility of a reception hostess.

    True, many brides work around this responsibility (or shirk it outright, or don’t realize that when they took on the role of hostess they took on this responsibility). Society gives them a “pass” on the breach, because society is fondly indulgent about sweet young brides on their wedding day. But you really do NOT have to apologize or ask permission for arranging things in such a way that you can FULFIL your responsibilities to your guests!

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee

    Absolutely. Why would the couple have a cocktail hour and then avoid their guests for the duration, which is rude?

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @blurmeblue: ha!  awesome 🙂  I’m with you!

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