(Closed) Reception help – already married

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think you have to worry!  I’m sure that your family won’t just eat and run and will want to linger since it’s your celebration dinner.

You mentioned not having a cake.  It might be a nice touch to have that addition to the celebration dinner.

A champagne toast?  However, a country restaurant may not have that, but you could ask to see if you can bring in your own bottles for a corkage fee.  Have the restaurant provide the glasses.  Maybe there is someone you’d like to ask to give a toast for you guys.

I think the photos and small guest book are a nice touch.  How about instead (or in addition to) the guest book, get some cute notecards and have each guest write a special message on it that you will read at your one year anniversary (or whichever anniversary in the future).  Then they place the notecards/well wishes in a decorative box or jar that you pass around the table.

Perhaps you can get nice photos outside prior to the meal – the place sounds lovely.  Outdoor photos in natural light are better than indoor photos with a flash.

Post # 4
389 posts
Helper bee

Bring some great quotes of your favorite heroes, writers who write funny comments about marriage, such as:

Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.
Woody Allen
Read more athttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_marriage.html#Vl6DBMmHVLrqWAfW.99

Write them on pretty note cards and give one to each guest.  Just before dessert, have people take turns to read them (not everyone of course, but about a dozen people).  You can also find witty poems and limericks on line.

Good luck!!

Lise of My Beloved Wed and Art

Post # 5
673 posts
Busy bee

I doubt you’ll have an issue with people thinking it is boring. Big dinners are usually quite fun. If you are concerned about it, maybe make some placecards and do assigned seating where you think folks would have the best chance at good conversation.

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