Post # 1
Okay, this may be the dumbest question ever, but every time I’ve been to a wedding, it will be towards the end and all of a sudden I’m directed outside, handed some birdseed/rose petals/bubbles/etc. and out of nowhere come the bride and groom, running past me towards their car with bags in hand. I’ve always thought to myself, “how did they know what was going on?”
So basically, are there some sort of set steps that a bride and groom take when it’s, say, 10-15 minutes before the “end of the reception” to get them on their way? I don’t plan on changing into a going-away outfit, but I’m curious as to who heads up the “ok we’re leaving now everyone! Get your petals ready!” committee. Any of you already-brides (or brides-to-be) have some sort of itinerary for how those last few precious moments work?
Post # 3
About 15 minutes before our reception ends, I’m asking the DJ to give us a microphone so we can say a few words of thanks to everyone for coming, then the DJ is going to announce our final song for the night (which is important to us).
Post # 4
I just kept track of time as did my bridesmaids. Since we had to be out by 9pm a lot of people were keeping up on track – including the DJ. Once the music slows down, lights come up and people are ushered out – they get the jist. As long as you let people know whats going on – it’ll work out!
I know thats not the easiest thing to just sit back and let happen if you’re worried -but I stressed about it – and it just happened perfect! Well… expect we forgot all bags, purses, wallets etc! All I had was my phone and bouquet! Darling Husband couldn’t tip the driver and we had no clothes or toiletries! We had a Bridesmaid or Best Man bring them over after they cleaned up!
Post # 5
I was dancing my butt off until the very end, and then went to our afterparty. We stayed up until 1PM and no one noticed when we left, but I don’t think that’s what you’re going for. I would coordinate it with the special events person at your venu or your wedding planner.
Post # 6
Oh Id like to know about this too! I am worried about the entire reception timeline in general! We dont have DOC but I dont want the DJ to MC everything either sooo Im not quite sure what to do!