(Closed) Wedding / Reception Same Room… How to handle the flip??

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could you guys walk outside and have bubbles blown at you or something? Maybe that will be a distraction for the guests….? Not sure, sorry.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Could you do an outdoor cocktail hour?

Have a few high tops, a table with finger food & premade cocktails in pitchers so that they could serve themselves, maybe some beer & wine.

I had a freind who had this same scenario – it took them 2 hours to turn over the room, while we all waited next door.  I felt bad for them.  Where would they put the tables with all the stuff on them so that they wouldn’t have to do that between?  Is there room?

Post # 5
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330 posts
Helper bee

What about getting a group wedding shot. My friend did this but it was after her reception. It was kind of cool to have everyone in one photo

Post # 6
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure I understand how they could move the tables if they already have all the place settings and decorations on them. Wouldn’t everything slide off/get messed up during the lifting, shifting, etc? Especially if they are rushing to do it in 10 minutes…I would suggest an outdoor cocktail hour, as well. I don’t really see how they could do it that quickly.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@soon2bmrsjarmon: I have a similar set up.  This is the only option I have as its the venue’s normal protocal.  When chosing my venue I asked to speak with some of their past wedding clients b/c of this issue. Believe it or not – – after speaking with wedding planners, brides, photogs, who have worked at this venue its so smooth and guests won’t really even notice. They’ll be sipping on their drinks enjoying their cocktail hour munchies, etc… If the country club does this often I wouldn’t worry…If you are worried do they have a list of satisfied clients who have also a room flip that you can speak with – maybe getting their feedback will help you!?!?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really like the idea of a group shot for 2 reasons 1. It would be something really nice to have and 2. It takes about 15-20 min just to get everyone in place to take the picture.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had the same thing.  We had everyone come outside and greet us (a receiving line) and then we had waiters bring the appetizers out so that people could eat while standing on the lawn.

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