(Closed) Wedding ceramony and reception in same room?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is having a wedding reception and ceramony in same room with people at their tables tacky?
    Yes : (17 votes)
    30 %
    No : (40 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Hi

    I don’t think its tacky – we are having ceremony/reception in same room, although only around 60 people attending ceremony.

    The room will be set up with just chairs for ceremony and afterwards everyone moves to the hallway/bar area while they set the tables up. I guess this isn’t an option if you’re having a larger do?                                                                                     I personally like it when someone does something different or untraditional at a wedding. Hope this helps!

    Post # 4
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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I dont think its tacky really.  I am getting married in a wearhouse…its gotta huge room for the wedding but then another room will be for the food…however we will be bringing out a few tables and chairs lined against the wall for the dancing party area…which will be in the same area as the wedding 🙂

    Post # 5
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    1037 posts
    Bumble bee

    @mel801:  This is exactly what we did.  We had the ceremony with just the chairs for guests.  We left the room while they set up the tables.  I didn’t think this was tacky at all

    Post # 7
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    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have the same thing but they are going to move the chairs and tables out after the ceremony while we are elsewhere for cocktail hour. Is that an option for you?

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I voted no.

    We got married and had our reception in the same room. We weresupposed to get married outside but it was raining so we had to go to plan B.

    Our reception was a roving dinner.. Lots of lounges, ottomons, cocktail tables and cafe style tables. It wasn’t my first option, but it worked just fine.

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s weird to have people sitting at their tables during the ceremony.  They’ll mess up the place settings, it’ll take away from the overall reveal that is typically done post-ceremony, and people will be distracted looking around at all your personal touches, rather than paying attention.  And ouch, what if you’re the person in the back that just can’t see or hear?  Personally, this is not something I would do.

    Post # 11
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think more of the positive reasons for doing it this way. I’ve often been to a ceremony at a church when there is very little space to park (= STRESS!). Guests have to then travel to another location for the ceremony (= CREASED CLOTHES).

    I’m getting married in the middles of winter so all the guests can arrive and not have to worry about parking, travelling, weather etc. No need for coats/wraps either. It will also save money by not paying for the hire of 2 rooms.

    Post # 12
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    111 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think it sounds alot easier on both the guests and you. I went to a wedding once which had a ceremony, followed by a reception a few hours later quite a distance away. (The did photos in between). It was really awkward becaues we basically had to go home in between… I think I watched tv for a couple hours. I love the idea of having it all in one place, because then the guests can really get to socialize and enjoy the atmosphere without having to worry about travelling and what to do if there is a gap. Your idea sounds funner.

     

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    not takcy at all, went to a wedding last sat and they had the wedding/reception in all one room and the middle ailse was cleared for the bridal party/bride..  The cocktail 1/2 was in there too, they passed around food we all mingled from table to table while sof t music played… Here is a picture of my friends wedding

    They had a arch way in front of the head table

     

    Vancouver wedding reception at Gizeh Centre

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is what is looked like before everyone came in..I was there early to help her out

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I don’t think its tacky, but not for me. We did not even consider a venue if they did not have the option of booking a ceremony room and a reception room. I did  not want to get married on a dance floor, but still wanted everything to be at one location, and I got what I wanted.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I actually think it’s lovely. I have only been to one such wedding and I felt it was much more intimate and comfortable.

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