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I love this! Before we decided to renew our vows alone, we planned to do something similar. A cocktail reception in our suite prior to the ceremony on the terrace. (Then a group dinner afterward.) We thought that we would have our officiant lead us when it was time to begin as well as switch the music. (I think stopping it altogether for a moment or turning it down?) (This was for just 10-12 people though so I didn't envision it being very difficult.)
When we got married, we had champagne flutes passed out immediately after the ceremony and it was awesome. I love that option when you aren't in a church. Literally, after we kissed, there was champagne in my hand. LOL I would definitely do that at the end of your ceremony.
It was H's idea to do this and at first I was like, "Huh? A cocktail party before the ceremony?" Then he said, "Who would mind having a drink or two, some appetizers and just mingling and hanging out as the first part of the evening together?" When he put it that way, of course the answer was- no one!