Would this be weird for you as a guest?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 16
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2098 posts
Buzzing bee

soon2bemrs10142017 :  How long is your whole reception? It’s not unusual for couples to go during sunset to get some romantic shots. 20 minutes is not much in the grand scheme of things, and you’ll back on those pix for the rest of your life. Honestly, it’s hard to “greet” and talk to every guest anyway. I made it only to a few tables during the time you are describing (after we ate and while others are finishining up) before we were called to the dance floor for first dance. 20 minutes isn’t enough time to greet anyone anyway… I don’t think anyone was mad at me for not “greeting” them, I was at the venue until midnight and I was on the dance floor and photo booth a lot, anyone could come up and say hi if they wanted. Looking back, I wish I had done a little more chatting and a little less dancing, but since I had picked all the songs myself, every song they played was one I really wanted to dance to :p And the photo booth was so much fun. 

Post # 17
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

as soon as you make the first cut, hand off that duty to a server and make your way around the tables.

Maybe try and Greet tables who are later in the buffet line (start middle and work up) grab a quick bite, and then make your way around to the tables you didn’t hit before photos during dessert

depends on how many tables you have really

Post # 18
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

The best advice I got from one of my recently-married friends was to not waste your time going to every table during dinner. Focus on tables with elderly, older relatives, or other guests who generally will not be on the dance floor. Friends and younger guests will be dancing/partying with you all night, so you don’t need to make the traditional stop at their table during dinner. I think your idea is good in theory, but as others have said – it will take you a lot longer than you expect, and also, you shouldn’t be serving people at your own wedding! smile

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