(Closed) When are you leaving your reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I never understood why they want to leave early???  I think it’s rude to leave before the party is over.  I am staying the whole time and my reception is 6 hours long.  In my opinion, if you leave early, you at least need to make a point to greet/meet all your guests and thank them for coming. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think people leave early for the grand exit. we stayed the whole time, b/c there was no exit and we stayed at our venue.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

One of my TAs in college was from Louisiana and he said that in his family/southern culture it is rude for the bride and groom to NOT leave early… because none of the guests are “allowed” to leave until the bride and groom do, and you don’t want to make the old folks stay too late! 🙂

 

For us? We’re going to party down until the last guests go home. We’re throwing the party, we’re paying for (a lot) of the party, we’re damn sure going to enjoy every moment of it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We stayed until the end of ours as well. We were having way too much fun to leave early…also in our case our families had never met before and everyone travelled to be there, so we wanted to spend as much time together as possible. We had a blast!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We stayed until the very end of ours as well. It all went by so quickly, I don’t think I would have wanted to leave early.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

We’re staying till the end. Every single bride who has been there done that says that the day flies by like a blur so it makes the most sense to make it last as long as possible. As a guest, I have never once seen the couple leave early.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I hope to be there till the very very very end. We will leave with the last of the last.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Staying to the bitter end. When else am I going to get to wear my amazing dress and be surrounded by all our friends and family

Post # 11
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We left at 11 when the party was wrapping up (we had the location until 12 but no one was really wanting to stay much later).

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My first reaction to the thread title is “whenever we damn well please!”

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee

@Miso, that is not strictly Southern. There are many social circles regardless of location that do that. Never judge anything by where you are located since that does not apply the majority of the time, contrary to popular belief.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are staying right to the end! We’re actually doing our honeymoon night the following night so we can actually enjoy the beautiful hotel and spend some quality down-time together.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Stay until the end! You can always do “fake exit” photos if you want.

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