(Closed) With a fizzle or a bang? (couple grand exit opinions)

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which do you think is better?
    Leave at a reasonable hour before most of your guests leave. : (2 votes)
    14 %
    No need for a grand exit. Just leave when you want. : (12 votes)
    86 %
    Other (will explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    767 posts
    Busy bee

    missanonybee53:  I’ve only ever been to weddings where the bride and groom left at the end of the reception.  I don’t think they need to be the last ones to leave, but I would find it odd if they left an hour or more before the end.

    Post # 3
    2517 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    missanonybee53:  We’re paying a lot for the reception, I don’t want to leave the party early!  The plan is for us to stay to the end.  And likely go to the after party in one of the hotel rooms (our make shift ‘residence bar’.)  

    Post # 4
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We’re only leaving a little bit before the end… and I don’t think it will be a grand thing as far as I know!! But do whatever you want – it is your wedding after all 😉

    Post # 5
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013


    We did a grand finale song where everyone gathered around us and everyone sang along (it was “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey). After it was over some of our guests lined up with lanterns and we had a pretend grand exit. It was mainly for pictures because we didn’t leave afterwards, we stayed and said bye to peoplea and helped gather some things.

    Post # 6
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    We will do a grand exit at the end of the night when all of our guests will be leaving as well. The idea behind it being our guests will be cheering us on to the next chapter of our lives, cheering us on to our marriage. After we will probably meet our friends for an after party for those that have traveled so far to be with us. 

    Post # 7
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Unless there was a need to leave early (ie catch a flight) or you had a very strong/overwhelming need to capture a grand exit in photographs then I can’t understand why the bride and groom would leave before the reception is over with. 

    Like PP, we paid a lot of money and spent a lot of time designing and creating the reception. We were the last ones to leave that night and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

    The day flies by already so there is no way I would do anything to cut it even shorter!

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