(Closed) What do you feel is most important at a reception (as a guest)

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: As a guest what do you feel is most important at a reception

    Cake

    Menu

    Drinks

    Ambiance (flowers and decor)

    Music

    Take home favors

  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper

    @NurseMandie:  In order of priority for me it would be:

    Menu

    Drinks

    Music (for me, these three come very close together; I think they’re all important)

    Cake (in terms of taste; don’t really care what it looks like as long as it tastes good!)

    Decor

    Favours (not fussed about these at all)

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Food is important at the time, but what i remember most is the dancing and having a good time. But I’ve never been to a wedding that had bad food… or a wedding with no alcohol. Those things are probably pretty important to me.

    Post # 19
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Food, drinks and music.  Least important for me are the favors.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @NurseMandie:  For me it goes

    Good music, food and then alcohol

    I’m having a budget wedding and not doing favors (no one keeps them usually) I’m also not spending a lot on centerpieces so that I can have an open bar with great music and food

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    For me it’s food and music. I went to my cousin’s wedding at Christmas and her food was awesome, but the music was terrible. We still had a good time, and like I said, the food was really really good, but the whole reception was just kind of awkward. The dance floor was in a different room than the tables and half the time we didn’t know when something was going to happen like the garter/bouquet tosses or the cake cutting (which was also on the dance floor).

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Least important to me would be the favors and the cake.  For the cake, I mean how it looks.  People are going to remember how it tastes, but I wouldn’t splurge on some huge fancy decorated cake (unless that’s what you want!).  

    Think about what is most important to you as the bride!!  Dancing (music), food, and alcohol are my top 3.   

     

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Good food is top priority to me, and then good music! Drinks come in third, because they’re nice but I never drink a lot at weddings.

     

    Post # 24
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @NurseMandie:  Never skimp on the food and entertainment. Even if you need to cut out decor completely (well, maybe not completely) do not serve sub par food in order to have more wiggle room in your budget for flowers. Favors are optional, and cake is just cake. I don’t remember what the cake looked like at any wedding I’ve ever been to. 

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It was really close, but I picked menu over alcohol because I’ve been to dry weddings with excellent food…like excellent to the point that I didn’t even notice there was no alcohol until way later. Likewise, I’ve been to weddings where the food was average and I quickly began to wonder “ok, where’s the liquor?”

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We are working on that budget, too.  We splurged on a DJ, because if the DJ is bad- no one has fun.  I want to dance, and am hoping I’m not the only one on the dance floor.  I think (as most people have said) music, food, and alcohol are most important.  Good luck with your wedding!

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @NurseMandie:  Good food, drink and music are most important in my opinion. The rest is just extras. I’d say to skimp on favours, anything that’s not edible will probably be left behind or accepted with a smile and then thrown in the trash later.  

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    As a guest, what’s most important to me: free drinks, good food, good music.

    Couldn’t care less about favors.

    Ambience/decor is very important to me as a bride, but not so much as a guest.

    Cake is good, but with enough drinks, I couldn’t care less about the cake.

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Food (menu & cake), music, drinks & ambiance.

    Post # 31
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    8574 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Good food & drinks are most important to me.

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