- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
OP, thank you for posting this BC I think it can help those still planning strategize how to maximize our own fun at the reception.
concerns in many of the posts here are part of why we’re doing a destination wedding w bach parties immediately beforehand so we have much more time to hang out w and talk to our guests outside of the reception.
our hotel is also our venue so ppl don’t have to leave. We’re greeting each guest by doing a receiving line of only the 2 of us as ppl go from cocktail hr to the reception. Guests will also have individualized notes from us waiting for them at their tables. We aren’t going around to tables.
Weve cut out or consolidated most “program” to save time for dancing. So we’ll sit and eat. best man and moh only will give toasts during dinner. we’ll do our toast, cut the cake, then do first dance that quickly turnips into a popular dancing song w guests called to dance floor to start the festivities off. No parent-child dances or tosses. And we’re letting everyone know there’ll be amazing late night snacks.
Receiving lines get a bad rap, but (done right) they are really the best way for newlyweds to be able to enjoy their own receptions if there are over 80 ppl and not have to sink time into every table.