(Closed) Tips for finding a good balance at the reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We tried to eat quickly (you should get your food first anyway – if you are having dinner) and then visit every table to at least to say hello and thanks for coming before they called me over for the father daughter dance and cake cutting.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@totheislnds:  Exactly this. The caterers served us first, we scarfed it down fast and then started visiting tables.  We were done before the first dance and enjoyed the rest of the reception on the dance floor.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@MrsDrRose612:  Thats funny you say that – I try to do the same thing when I’m at weddings. Quite a few people came up to us especially when they were leaving but I don’t think anyone interrupted us if we were getting it out on the dance floor with friends. I think people understand you are just 2 people and spending quality time with everyone at your wedding is near impossible. if i spent 5 minutes talking to every single person i would have spent my whole reception talking to people instead of enjoying yourself. I tried to get a lot of catching up out of the way during the rehearsal.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

we went around to each table and did a quick hello and a toast. We timed it out to be able to spend 5 minutes at each table. You will probably get to eat first who when you are done start walking around to the tables while they are eating. that way you arent just sitting at the table and waiting for the next thing to happen

We did half during the meal, then took a break and did toasts and cake-then did the other half because people were still sitting down eating the cake.  Everyone really loved it. Plus it was nice to get to do a toast and get a pic with each table too!

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