(Closed) Would you hold separate receptions?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4485 posts
Honey bee

I wouldn’t. I’d prefer one reception and invite everyone.

Post # 4
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think a lot of the posters here on WeddingBee are Americans; is your wedding in Singapore?

In America, this would be seen as rude, but that’s definitely just a cultural cue! I think it sounds like a wonderful idea, and personally would definitely appreciate the quieter area 🙂

Post # 6
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it sounds fine as long as it won’t deeply offend your older relatives.  There are other things you could do though….have a small ‘engagement’ party before your wedding with just your friends.  I don’t know any Malay traditions, but do you ever have a mendhi party or some other gathering the night before the wedding?  If your older relatives are not comfortable with having two receptions, perhaps you can have a smaller event on a different day?

Post # 7
37 posts
  • Wedding: February 2018

How would “separate receptions” work? Would you have two rooms filled with two groups of guests on the day, or have a big party and then a smaller one…? I can’t even imagine a wedding with 1,000 people! What is your wedding going to be like?

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m also curious, how long will your reception last? I think it’s important to consider how you would split your time — if I were you, I’d be tempted to spend the entire time in the smaller, more intimate room of friends, and ignore the extended family 🙂

With such large weddings, is it expected that the bride and groom will personally greet all of their guests or spend time with most of them? Or would it be acceptable for you to spend a significant portion of your time with a selected crowd?

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