Post # 1
I know we’ll have to spend time “making the rounds” at the reception. About 70% of our guest list is my huge family, close friends of ours and my parents, neighbors of my parents whom I’ve known for my whole life, etc. I know that doesn’t mean I don’t ahve to greet them and thank them, but it’s not like we have to catch up with relatives we haven’t seen in ages.
It’s really important to us that we don’t miss out on our reception. At the same time, I don’t want to come off as rude. How did you find a good balance between greeting your guests and enjoying your reception/dance floor?
Post # 3
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
@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 # 5
@totheislnds: At weddings we go to, we’ve made a point to seek out the bride and groom on own, instead of waiting for them to come to us. Did you find a lot of guests did that? I partially feel that’s how it should go, but I know we are obligated to “make the rounds”. But I always try to do the work for the bride and groom so they don’t have to take the time to come to us.
Post # 6
@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
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!