(Closed) What do you think? Splitting of reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sounds awesome!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

sounds very tiring honestly. but it depends on how the day flows.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper

We actually just attended a wedding like this two weeks ago. It was interesting however the down side was the waiting in between the first and second reception….we literally had nothing to do/no where to go for over two hours.

Just a logistical issue to consider, especially if you have out of town guests.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If it’s an “afterparty”…then i think that’s fine.

But if it’s a reception, i’d call it a reception.

I’ve been to dry weddings that had an after party…but that didn’t involve everyone invited to the wedding

I think people may find issue with 1. having to drive from the reception to another party and/or 2. not having a drink with the dinner if you’re serving a full meal.

Most people (at least those I know) appreciate being able to have a drink after the wedding to get the party started.

I’d go one way or the other…kids invited to the whole thing or having a dry park reception.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I was a guest with children who wanted to attend both parts of the event, I think it would be pretty annoying to have to take my kids home half-way through.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can see the positives of doing this, but as a guest I think it’d be kind of weird, In My Humble Opinion. I mean, if I had a child and we got to eat after the wedding, I don’t kow if I would attend the other party just because it seems weird to have 2 parties for the same thing, ya know? And to eat, go home, get a babysitter and go to another party to just drink and have no food? that can’t be a good combo.

Maybe just not have kids at the reception and write that on the invite.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Do you have lots of friends without children?  Or friends that won’t bring their kids?  It could work if you did.  Otherwise you could end up drinking at the bar yourself.  A ton of people have afterparties (where the entire guest list is invited) so I don’t think this is strange.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

sounds like a good compromise but very tiring and long.  will there be a gap between the ceremony and first reception?  how about between the first and the second reception?  honestly with the separate receptions, i would pick one to attend.  will you also have food at the second reception with the drinking?

Post # 14
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Honey bee

I think it depends on who you want to show up at the after party and how many hours total everything will be. 

Would the after party be hosted and paid by you?

There arent many people I would dedicate 10 plus hours to plus driving etc. especially if I had to pay my own way at the after party.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If there isn’t much of a gap, I could see a lot of people just going home and not attending the adult party if they had children. Seems like a lot of work, honestly. What about just having 1 reception and making it adult only? That seems to be a happy medium.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

we’re having our wedding out on so’s family’s acreage. we’ll all be camping there that night. we’ll be asking that all children under 16 be in their tents by 11. we’ll be paying some “babysitters” to walk around and monitor the kids or have them stay in tents with younger children. no complaints from any adults:)

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