(Closed) walking to reception? awkward exit??? help please!

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
9551 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kaitnicole:  When I did wedding coordination we dealt with this all the time. Here’s what you do:

  1. Walk down the aisle together after the pastor announces you as husband and wife.
  2. Hide. Find a room or sneak around the back or go back to the rooms where you changed. But get out of view of all the guests that are exiting. Bonus is that you get a few minutes alone with your new hubby.
  3. Have all your wedding party out in the front of the church directing everyone to the reception.
  4. When all (or most) of the guests have left for the reception you can come out of hiding and do the picutres.
  5. Head to the reception youreslves. Comfy shoes seem like a good plan.

Post # 4
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I say just take a car. That will take care of any awkwardness, and you won’t have to worry about getting sweaty/dirty/dusty. 

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Our church also prohibits throwing rice, birdseed, confetti, flower petals, etc., anything that will litter the ground … but you can get around this with bubbles, if you want your guests to do something as you exit. Otherwise, PP’s suggestion about hiding out and assigning someone to direct everyone to walk over to the reception is a good one.

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