(Closed) Irrational worries about the reception being too simple – need a pep talk!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I can tell you that as a guest (before I was planning my own wedding) I DID NOT notice decor. And I’m a girl! You can already bet on all the guys not noticing, so there’s half your problem ๐Ÿ™‚  As for the women, your decor sounds perfectly fine! Hell, even if it wasn’t nice, that’s not what guests care about. The food sounds great and that’s something that definitely matters to guests, and they’ll have fun dancing and socializing with you and each other. That’s really all the guests notice at a wedding. I promise you’ll be fine!

Post # 5
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

As long as it’s a warm, happy, loving get-together of family and friends, people will have a blast. There’s absolutely nothing wrong and a lot right with simple wedding receptions. Less is more! (And sometimes, conversely, more is less. Ever been to a really elaborate party that felt like everyone was trying too hard – and people weren’t actually having that much fun?) Embrace the simplicity and focus on enjoying the time with your guests.

Post # 6
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349 posts
Helper bee

If I remember correctly from previous posts, this is an Aggie wedding, correct?  If so, your guests will vaguely notice there’s maroon in your color scheme, and then they’ll get busy having a great time!   What you’ve chosen sounds very tasteful and appropriate, and you shouldn’t stress over it.  Hope you’ll do recaps – love a good Aggie wedding!

Post # 7
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11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

no one will remember. i went to a wedding 2 weeks ago, remember commenting on how beautiful the room was and the centerpieces, and I can’t even remember what it looked like now. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@TexasAggieMom:  Yup, agreed – Aggie weddings are always fun!!! And I’ll chime in that I don’t remember the decor from a single wedding I’ve been to. I’m SURE that it will be lovely and that everyone will have a great time. Are you playing music? We spent a lot of time working on our cocktail hour and reception playlists, and those really got everyone worked up/excited/in a good mood.

Post # 11
Bee
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@littlemisst08:  Okay, then sweetie, trust me, your guests will have a great time!! Two stepping always gets people on the dance floor ๐Ÿ™‚ Another tip – Gangnam style. Our DJ played it twice, and each time pretty much EVERY single guest got out and danced. Even the over 50 crowd. It was amazing.

Post # 12
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5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Your venue will be missing only one thing, that is, until you arrive…guests and the couple make the reception, the rest of it fades out and acts as a support for the social ballet that is a gathering….enjoy yourself and your guests will too!

Post # 15
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625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are doing the same thing because we have a very small budget. Also, our reception hall does not allow alcohol, although that idea was attractive to us because that can be quite pricey (we will not have many people there- maybe 50??)

I get nervous because my SIL had her reception at the same place (and therefore dry) and her DJ could NOT get anyone to get up and dance and have a good time. Granted, that DJ was VERY overpaid (he mispronounced names, sat and texted, left early and didn’t give a partial refund, etc) I fear that a dry reception could deter people from getting on the dance floor and having a good time – but that is just a personal fear. I certanly don’t need to drink to have a better time so it’s probably irrational to feel this way.

I think your decor sounds simple and lovely. IMO, people will remember the food, the music, and the company. They won’t remember how many lights you have or if you had chair covers. It sounds like you will have a lovely and memorable reception. ๐Ÿ™‚

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