- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
I am in the beginning stages of planning, basically putting together a clear vision of our wedding day. As I have began mentally sketching out the order of events at our outdoor brunch reception, I feel like there is a conflict between two things I desire: a casual, mingling event with good food & good conversation and not a lot of pomp and circumstance, and traditional toasts. In all the wedding timelines I’ve looked at, toasts are carefully dispersed throughout a very organized reception. Well, our reception is intentionally not going to be that organized. Not to mention, I’m opposed to the idea of using toasts to "keep people in their seats", as theknot.com says.
SO! Creative bees, help me out! How can I have toasts (probably 4-6) at my nontraditional reception without it messing up the relaxed flow of the event? I am already feeling like having assigned seating will keep people from milling around – I don’t want toasts to end up being the nail in the coffin, keeping everyone glued to their tables!
If there’s no way to make it work, I could try to incorporate toasts into our appetizers & dancing after party, but not everyone is going to be there, and its not really our "real" reception, so I don’t know if that’s what I want to do.
Thanks in advance – I know you guys have great ideas!!