Post # 1
Hi Bees. I am getting married this Friday, (YAY!) and I have a little problem.
My fiance and I aren’t sure how to/if we should dismiss the rows after the wedding. We are only having 20 guests (not including bridal party). We are going to do a “bubble exit” from the ceremony as we are walking down the aisle afterward the guests will blow bubbles at us.
So then what?! lol!
Do we walk back up the aisle and dismiss by row? There will be 3 small rows on each side. Do we just let everyone casually leave? Any help is appreciated!
Post # 3
Is the ceremony in a church? Or in a venue? or outside?
Post # 4
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 # 5
@CherryWaves: It’s outside in my future FIL’s backyard.
Post # 6
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
I think that your wedding is small enough that just letting people leave casually will be fine. Good luck!
Post # 8
- 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.
Post # 9
Thanks for your ideas bees.