(Closed) What do you think of this “press conference” idea?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is a "press conference" at the reception a good idea?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    3 %
    No : (28 votes)
    90 %
    How about a compromise? (state below) : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I think that is very unromantic and ..tacky.

    There is something wrong if you can’t be happy and patient about repeating where you met, where you’re going on a honeymoon, etc to your guests on this once in a life-time day.   

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

    p.s i think it shows arrogance towards your guests and they may feel uncomfortable knowing what else to talk to you about.

    Post # 5
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I definitely wouldn’t do it at the reception. Press conferences are messy, especially for the first time ‘reporters.’ People talk over each other or they don’t get to talk at all. If you think of a first grade classroom where no one is encouraged to raise their hand, you get a good idea of what it’s like to be in them. They work on tv because coaches, officials, whoever, know who to ask questions of based on how large their station is.

    If he’s 100% set on it, try to work it into the rehearsal dinner or something!

    Post # 6
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    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t do it exactly the way you’re describing. That seems strange, to put it lightly. But I do think it would be cute for you two to make a little speech together about the relationship, that answers the how-you-met, how-he-proposed, where’s-the-honeymoon type questions.

    Post # 7
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    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I don’t think a wedding is an appropriate venue to play out famous sports hero related fantasies.  A bachelor party is more appropriate for that. 

    Post # 8
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    To be completely honest we didnt get asked those questions at our reception!

    Before and after the wedding all the time but at the reception people just kept complimenting us, the wedding, our clothes etc.

    Post # 11
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Even actual celebrities don’t have press conferences at their actual wedding… because it just spoils the mood 

     

    Edited to add: when I’m at a wedding i never hear ppl asking the bride and groom where they met or where they are going on honeymoon.. and i’ve never asked these questions myself on the actual wedding day.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    that sounds really forced and awkward.  I don’t think guests would like to do that sort of them.  Just let them be happy for you two naturally.  They don’t need to ask you staged questions to fake their happiness or interest in your marriage.

    Post # 13
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    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Also, why are you so worried about having conversations with all the guests at  your wedding.  You won’t have time for that.  You will pretty much only have time to say “hi and thanks for coming” to most of your guests  So don’t worry about what you are going to say to the guests you barely know.

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    ditto re what  amariem25: said -you will only have to say thanks for coming, I hope you have  good time to people you barely know. ( I presume these are your parents’ guests.)

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Generally I’ve found that conversations at weddings go something like this: 

    “It was such a beautiful wedding” “Thanks so much and thanks for coming!” and then on to the next person! 

    Post # 16
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    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Tell him to put that stuff on the wedding website or something.

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