Post # 1
I need some help. I decided to have my ceremony and reception at the same venue. I know that this is a popular thing to do, but my concern is that its all going to be in one big room. There is not another room that the guests will go to for the reception. There is a cocktail room and foyer that the guests will go to while the room is being flipped, but this worries me. Is it tacky to flip the room with the guests standing on one end? We are going to have cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and some music playing. We are also going to set up a picture table and some cocktail tables.
What are you all’s thoughts? Is it too much to have it all in one place? <br />Thanks for the help!
This topic was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by Chelsea32.
Post # 2
If there is a cocktail hour room for them to wait/eat in, I don’t think it’s a problem at all.
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Boatshed Restaurant
We’re having the ceremony and reception at the same venue (a restaurant…so pretty much one big room). Between ceremony and reception, staff will put away chairs and set up a seating area with beautiful leather couches. I’d estimate it would take 10 minutes tops.
There’s heaps of space for guests to mingle while this happens, plus it’s right on the river so they can also go outside to the foreshore while we have photos done. Some people might not like it…but I don’t think it’s a huge part of the day. My priorities are enjoying the ceremony and feeding and watering my guests with amazing quality food and drinks
Post # 4
Chelsea32: I went to a wedding where they flipped the ceremony space into cocktail hour while all the guests stood around immediately after the ceremony.
I’m a little unclear on the cocktail space – is it separate from the reception space, or just off to the side? If it is separate, not a big deal at all. If the guests will be in the room, maybe a little weird but I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
A friend of mine did this – She didn’t have another room to send them to and I think her guests even helped her move things. I don’t think it’s that unusual. She wrote a little bit about it in her blog http://jellyjars.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/mcwed-part-2/
Post # 6
First, I think this is really completely fine, even if the guests are in the same room. But regardless, I’d rather be near flipping activity than have to drive to a new destination, all things considered.
Post # 8
weatherbug: Sorry, yes the cocktail room is a little room off of the main room. The foyer is large as well so that will be used too.
Post # 9
Sephiroth: Thank you! That is kind of what we are thinking too so guests don’t have to drive 15-20 mintues to another location.