(Closed) No recessional?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Are you guys doing pictures before your ceremony, or after? Maybe that’s where you could recess to? Or you could do the recessional to the reception area, and all of your guests follow afterwards? I’m not sure how that normally works out. Where do people normally go when they recess?

Post # 4
433 posts
Helper bee

We’re having a similar issue and I can’t figure out how to get out of there…. but I def. think you need to go somewhere. How will the guests know it’s ok to get up? I’d either walk to the reception building and just duck into a side room for a few minutes (hello alone time!) or atleast somehwere out of your guests sight.  Standing up at the altar is going to be really awkward for you and everyone else when people are transitioning from one place to the other.  

Post # 5
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I once went to a wedding where the bride, groom, bridal party, parents, etc. proceeded away from the ceremony site and into one of those small pop up tents, where they had a bottle of champagne and waited for their guests to enter the building for the cocktail hour.  The officiant announced, after the family had gone, that all guests were now welcome to proceed to the cocktail hour in the building to get their own glasses of champagne or whatever they wanted.  After they were in the building, the family took their pictures.  The groom later told me how nice it was to have a private family moment to celebrate…and how much easier picture smiles were after a quick glass of the good stuff 🙂  Just a thought.

Post # 6
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we also had our ceremony right outside of the reception site. we walked into a room in the building away from the crowd, then left to take pictures.

i went to a wedding where they walked back down the aisle and did a recieving line right after.

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