(Closed) How to dismiss guests in a very tiny wedding? Please help.

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How should we dismiss our tiny guest list so they can leave for the reception?
    Walk back up the aisle after the bubble exit and dismiss by row. : (0 votes)
    Let them leave casually. : (9 votes)
    90 %
    I have a much better idea which I will explain below. : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee

    Is the ceremony in a church? Or in a venue? or outside? 

    Post # 4
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My Fiance and I have 54 guests at our wedding in a very small church.  We are going to walk out together after the pronouncement, and then let the ushers, usher the guests out.  We will give each a quick hug at the entryway (or outside weather permitting) and then let them be on their way to the reception while we stay to take some more pics.

    Post # 6
    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We only had 30 guests or so and the plan was to to back up the aisle after the ceremony and the officiant was going to announce that they could go to the back of the room to say hello.  Kind of a mini receiving line.

    So, we do our recessional and we’re standing there.  Everybody looks a little confused and I motion to the officiant like, “Hello?  Make the announcement!”  And she did and it was fine.  Just a little awkward for that moment.

    But I liked the idea and it was a nice way to greet everyone before the reception began.  That’s my suggestion.

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

    I think that your wedding is small enough that just letting people leave casually will be fine. Good luck!

    Post # 8
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I think that dismissing rows is necerrary in large weddings to avoid everyone trying to get out at the same time. Heck, in some churches there are more than 20 people in a row! But in your case, it just doesn’t seem necessary. 20 guests is not some mass movement of people that will lead to chaos.

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