(Closed) Went to a wedding at our venue… NOT impressed. What do we do?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I know there were parts during my ceremony where i wasnt quite sure what to do and thats because we rushed through rehearsal and our appointed wedding director didnt do the best job of showing us the night before.  I would highly recommend a thorough rehearsal. do it over and over if you have to that way even if the crowd doesnt know when to sit or stand at least you and the bridal party know exactly where to be and what to do.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would definetely talk to the venue about the wedding you went to. Hopefully with your feedback, they will be able to coordinate more effectively. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

maybe being very thorough in your programs might help? explain the game plan beyond the ceremony and give directions to your guests regarding the transition into the cocktail hour/reception  🙂 best of luck!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can you have an MC that can make announcements and help lead the attendees to the next thing? It could be the DJ or just someone you trust and can ask to help out for the evening.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think if you love the venue then you should talk to the coordinator. I think if you voice your concernes between you and the people that work there, you should be able to come up with some good ideas on how to make your wedding flow more smoothly.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It sounds like that wedding needed a good MC and some signage or programs!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you are doing your ceremony on site, is there an alternate location on site that you can use… outside, other room.. etc. Or even a nearby (walking distance) spot? At our chosen venue, we could either do an outside location or indoors in an alternate room.

OR… can you do your cocktail hour in a different space so that the room can be turned over. At my cousin’s wedding, there ceremony was to be outdoors, but it poured that night so we had the ceremony in the reception tent, but cocktails were shifted into the manor house so the room could be changed. Not fun in the rain, but options out in the middle of nowhere are limited.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Why do you think it’s the fault of the venue?  like a PP said, it sounds like they just needed a good MC and someone with better communication!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What about hiring a coordinator who can make announcements (in a friendly, non-scolding way!) who can direct guests?

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Grizz: oh, I meant like bring in your *own* MC. (That’s what we have to do; the venue doesn’t provide someone.)

We’re just asking a friend who will be at the wedding, I think he will enjoy it. (He won’t have to do that much work, we’ll have written out ahead of time what and when he needs to say, etc.) Like, if you had a friend or person whose job was to do some organizing stuff, even like walking amonst people and personally asking them to take their seats when it was time, rather than yelling at them from up front.

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