With reading the last post about so many Friday weddings and Sundays...I need some input on some things. This may help other brides who are having a Friday wedding.
Facts: Ceremony starting @ 6:30 and hopefully only lasting 30 min. We are catholic, but not doing mass. If we set a time frame, our priest will stick to it. Reception venue is approx 20 min away from ceremony site.
Help needed on:
To do or not to do a receiving line. This will take some time and cut into the reception. Our priest thought of an idea of having us greet the guests as they arrived. At first I was agaisn't...but now I am wondering if it's not that bad of an idea. I don't like to be the center of attention and it makes me ill thinking about all our guest starring @ me walking down the aisle. I was thinking if I greet them before...maybe it will calm my nervous. Thoughts?? If we do not do a receiving line, is it weird that the ushers will not be ushering everyone out of the chapel? If we didn't do one, then the WP would all get on the bus ASAP to head out.
We are doing food stations, buffet style. Carved meat that you can make sandwiches or eat just plain, mashed potato bar, fruit and veggie trays, etc. Do we make the reception more as a seating style or have both standing table and seated tables? Do we have a head table? FI and I were thinking of having tables for everyone (including head table) so that everyone can take a seat to eat and for when we do speeches. If we do it that way, do we do assigned seating so everyone knows they should sit down even though it's a heavy hors d'oeuvre type of reception.
I want to create a timeline to figure it all out but it's hard to figure out. And I would like the dance to be longer than just 2 hours.
Note: The music has to stop and the alcohol has to stop flowing @ midnight and we have to be out by 1.