Return to the Wedding Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Afternoon reception following ceremony...?

Posted by LuvnDaisies (My Page) on
Mon, May 16, 05 at 21:36

We're having a small ceremony (30-40 people) at a bed & breakfast with the reception immediately following at the same location. We're planning cake, punch and passed snacks. We're not planning on having dancing or alcohol since it'll be mainly close family, older relatives, children... Here is the question - Do we still have our first dance tho we're not dancing? Do we toast with punch? Any ideas or comments are greatly appreciated!

Patty


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Afternoon reception following ceremony...?

Do whatever you'd like! You're just as married without dancing -- you don't have to have a "first dance" at a wedding reception to prove it. But if you want to dance, why not? Ditto toasts -- toast with punch or for that matter milk if you please, or skip toasts if you don't like them for some reason. You don't even have to decide in advance, for that matter. It's a small group, so you don't have to plan so much. You can choose just to do whatever feels right at the time.
Congratulations! Your plans sound lovely and romantic.


 o
RE: Afternoon reception following ceremony...?

I agree with Gellchom, as usual. It sounds like it will be a beautiful, intimate wedding.

Years ago, I attended a similar wedding of close friends, with a reception for maybe 25 people at a local restaurant. Although they didn't have dancing, they brought a boom box to the restaurant and did have a first dance. So if you want to dance, that's an option.


 o
RE: Afternoon reception following ceremony...?

if you don't want toasts only because of the alcohol, just have people make short speeches (which is all a toast is).

Or have champagne only, just for the toast (sparkling cider for the kids if you like), but no other alcohol. If you'd like.

It sounds really lovely!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Wedding Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here