(Closed) Skipping ceremony, going only to reception

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Best way to ensure attendance is to make it convenient. Make sure there is room to park, its not insanely early, or late, and there is not a big gap of time. Also a short ceremony helps too.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Is your wedding on a weekday, or is it hours apart between the ceremony and reception? I’d say those are somewhat unavoidable situations. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Unfotunately, people sometimes skip ceremonies.  There’s nothing we as brides can do about it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BetterSherm: i feel the same way about people skipping the ceremony. the ceremony is the most important part (thought it may not be the most fun); without the ceremony, there’s no reason to even have a reception. being that i’m having a catholic wedding (and a bit of gap between the ceremony & reception), i’m pretty much expecting the church to be less than full, unfortunately. but i’m like you, i want to have someone at the church with a hand stamp or something that people have to show to get into the reception, lol

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Geez, I didn’t even realize people actually did that. I think the least you can do is show up for a couple’s ceremony before you eat and drink the food and booze they’re paying for. How rude.

Our ceremony and reception are at different sites and are maybe 15 minutes apart? I’m not sure I’d even notice if people skipped the ceremony, though. 

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