(Closed) Stressing about seeing everyone at the reception. What did you do??

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Other than a quick table visit and maybe a few minutes on the dance floor as part of a group, I seriously can’t think of a single wedding where I spent ANY time with ANY bride. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We just did the table to table visits, although I did make a point to sit at a different table each time I needed a break from the dancefloor. Looking back that was a little something extra that allowed me more facetime with some guests. Honestly, though, you can’t get to everyone for serious, quality facetime.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The only time I got to spend time with the couple was when the wedding was a weekend long event (at a resort where everyone stayed all together), there was an after-party, and/or there were less than 100 people attending (more like 50-80). No one is expecting you to spend quality time, unless you carve out the time before or after the reception. We are having about 100 guest. So we are planning on hosting a welcome activity (boat ride with snacks) two days before, an afterparty following the reception, and a casual open house style breakfast at our house the next day, so we can be sure we see the guests from out of town who we rarely see. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re just planning on mingling during cocktail hour Smile

 

As a guest, I find receiving lines to be strange.  Frequently, there’s a whole slew of family members that I’ve never met.  The table visits are nice, but I’m always worried about keeping the bride groom too long, and it’s sort of rushed.  Unfortunately, it’s also normally when we’re eating, so I have a mouthful of food when they come by Frown

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ANGELaaimt:  We also mingled during cocktail hour, and covered some table visits. It really gave us time to enjoy the party later!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve only said hi in passing to the couple at weddings. I don’t care! I’m sure most of your guests will have plenty of other family/friends to have fun with. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That’s our plan too!  See everyone at cocktail hour and then we figure we will go table to table during dinner 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We went to cocktail hour and mingled for an hour, then table visits,and then just said hello to anyone we bumped into

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t stress. Seriously this is not worth you worrying about. Every guest understands how difficult it is for the bride and groom to spend time with everyone. Do a quick greet every table type of deal during dinner and then enjoy the rest of the night. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was talking to a bride who took a group shot with each of her tables, then sent the pics with her thank you notes!

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