(Closed) Were you and your groom together much during the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Same thing for us!  I danced with my husband less at our wedding than at any other we have ever attended together!  You just get pulled in a million different directions.  If I could do it over again, I would have tried to have spent more time with him.  This just makes me even more grateful that we left 2 days later for a 2 and a half week honeymoon.

Post # 4
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It is difficult particularly if you have a big wedding.. we made a huge effort to do a lot together because we received so much advice before the wedding.  I was happy with how things went.

Post # 5
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

We experienced the same situation.  My hubby and I were only together at the beginning of the reception to greet our guests, cut the cake, eat dinner, and for our first dance.  Then, we got separated mainly because he mingled with friends AND I was on the dance floor.  My hubby isn’t much of a dancer, so I figured that would happen. 

Post # 6
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We were apart a bit more than I wanted, but overall, I think we stuck together a lot. I had friends complain that they didn’t get to see their new husband during their entire wedding, so we made a pact beforehand to stick together as much as possible 🙂

Post # 7
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

We heard that this happens alot so we put serious effort into being together the whole night.  We were together almost the entire time, but ti definitely took a conscious effort.

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yep, we barely saw each other either. We ate together, did a few table visits so he could introduce me to his cousins, and then I hit the dance floor with my college friends (who I hadn’t seen in years, due to living abroad) and he mucked it up in the photobooth. I swear, there are about forty photobooth pics of him, and three of me! But our photog has dozens of pics of me on the dance floor…. and besides our first dance, I think he was there for two songs: electric slide and the last dance of the night!

We didn’t mind though, I think largely because we anticipated this going in. Everyone once in a while we’d run into each other, heading opposite directions, and be like “Hey!” and laugh, kiss/hug/squeeze hands, and keep going. We knew we had the whole honeymoon coming up to spend together too, which I think also helped, and were both really excited to see our half of the out of town guests who we hadn’t seen in a while, which also made a big difference.

Post # 9
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We had 13 people at our reception.  8 adults, including us, and 5 kids.  We went to our favorite restaurant after our quickie last minute JoP wedding.  It was in our favorite restaurant.  Yeah, we were together the whole time! 

Post # 10
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I had to see pictures of us to believe we actually danced together.  Part of it was just because it was a blur.  I wouldn’t have done it any other way though…we probably got together every half hour or so…

Post # 11
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had a smaller wedding (about 40 people) but we used the time to catch up with people that we don’t get to see very often so we were seperated quite a bit.

Post # 12
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had 130 guest at my wedding.  I’m gonna say we were together for about half of the reception.  We were mainly apart for some songs because he hates the electric slide, YMCA and marcarena (sp?).  While I was dancing, he was having some drinks/ shots with the gm. I think it worked! Only thing, is that we really didn’t have time to get to each table to greet our guests.  That’s the one regret.

Post # 13
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had about 130 at our wedding and I think we spent an okay amount of time together. I definitely danced a lot more than he did while he went around and talked to guests but overall I think we did okay. It all seems like a blur though and I too had to see pictures before remembering that we actually did spend time together!

Post # 14
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We spent almost the entire evening together, except for when he was off smoking a cigar with his guy friends. I think we spent maybe 30 mins of the cocktail hour mingling separately.

Post # 15
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a feeling we probably will not be together as much as I’d like.  He invited a ton of his baseball buddies who he only sees once or twice a year, so it’ll definitely be a “catch up” weekend for them.


Post # 16
147 posts
Blushing bee

Not to say it is better or worse, but we were the complete opposite. We were together 90% of the night. We were so excited! I guess we just talked to all our guests together, did lots of dancing, lots of kissing. We had about  100 people. The last two weddings I’ve been to it seemed like the bride and groom were pretty much separate except for pictures and traditional stuff- it surprised me!

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