Splitting Wedding in Half

posted 1 year ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Busy bee

No break – definitely best to keep the momentum going otherwise people will start dropping like flies.

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper

mingogo :  It’s not working well logistically because quite honestly, what you’re doing is not really considerate of your guests comfort and convenience. Gaps are especially rude, but a wedding reception that has people going from one place to the other is impractical and an imposition.

My advice is to have one wedding reception and an after party if you really must, though I am not really a big fan of those either. I’d keep the information about the beer gathering off the wedding invitation. 

ETA If you are the same person who posted about your fiance’s anger management issues, forget everything I just said. You would be crazy to marry him. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

weddingmaven :  She is. She puts all the bad stuff on her other account. I’ve reported her multiple accounts before.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

mrsaime :  thanks!

mingogo :  is your “limited open bar” still 2 drinks per person? Honestly I wouldn’t travel to a different location for 2 drinks.

But yeah, no break is better.

Post # 22
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Worker bee

mingogo :  really just going to ignore the comments calling out your other account?

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

Just keeping it honest here. I’d stick with doing the brewery hall right after, and make sure your guests know well in advance what the plan is. Maybe you can send out an email trying to get a feel for who would attend?

If I was fed dinner at one location, I’d be done after and go home. If it had been dinner at the second location, that’d be a different story to me. I also wouldn’t travel to a second location if I was only allowed 2 drinks. Especially when you already offered games and such earlier. And if there were a break in between, my butt would go home and go to bed. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee

So is the brewery an after party or the Reception Part 2? Because if it’s just an after party, you’re being generous by offering 2 drinks and appetizers. All of the after parties I go to are at bars and you just buy your own drinks.

If it’s a continuation of the reception (which it sounds like since you need a headcount and you’re doing your first dance there), I feel like it’s making the wedding overly complicated. Is there a reason you want it to be a part of the reception rather than a separate after party?

Post # 26
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Busy bee

mingogo :  Got it. I feel like if it’s an after party and it’s being presented as such, you can be more laid back in how you deal with people. Especially since it’s a small group of people you’re close with. I would just text them or ask them the next time I see them, “The brewery needs an approximate head count for the after party. Do you think you’re going to be able to make it?” And then just get their ideas on timing. 

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