(Closed) Wedding & Reception in same room (pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@PrettyShort1:  Our set up is kind of like yours, except they have patio area right outside the reception area and that is where we are having the wedding BUT people have to walk through the reception area to get to the patio, still something I’m trying to figure out. I like your idea though. I would suggest place cards. i have been to a few weddings were there were non and it was a complete cluster and everyone kind of just wondered around like zombies.

Post # 4
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PrettyShort1:  Ive been to two weddings like this and both were probably my favourite weddings EVER!!  They were so comfortable and relaxed because everything was right there.  At one, they pushed the tables to the side but it doesn’t sound like that would work.  At another, it was at a small brewery and everyone just gathered in a small area near the dance floor and they did the ceremony with people standing.  It wasnt a long ceremony- maybe 15 mins and it was very intimate with everyone gathered around.  In the event of rain, we’re also in the same boat, so we’re going to ask the caterers to put chairs on the dance floor in that case and do the ceremony there. 

As for place cards, I agree- I would definitely do that!  With 200 people I think it would be more confusing.  Especially if people have to break up with a guest because theres one spot here, and another over there, etc.  Even just one big seating chart and have people pick their own place at the table 🙂

Post # 5
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11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My sister did this and had 1/2 the room blocked off for the ceremony since they had those moveable walls.   So, all the tables were mostly set up and pushed to one side of the room. They set up chairs on the ceremony side and during the cocktail hour, opened up the moveable wall and moved the tables around.  Not sure if this is an option for you or not…

Post # 6
Hostess
2634 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsWBS:  i am thinking of doing like your sister did. did it look good or tacky. is it preffered as a guest to not be in the same room all night or was it not noticed. 

i am not sure if i should look for a church venue (we are christian) but that means the guest have to drive around. 

 

so undecided

Post # 7
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11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KingsDaughter:  It didn’t look tacky at all, and I don’t think anyone noticed that the ceremony was even in the same room as the reception because they had the wall up – which looked like an actual wall.

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