Kelly Gill
Kelly Gill 5 Sep 2019

Taking time out on wedding day

When is the appropriate time on your wedding day to take time for one another? And how long would you say is reasonable to be away from your guests?

Jenna Burgess
Jenna Burgess 13 Sep 2019

We were married last Saturday and we didn’t leave our guests until we went home at the end 🤷🏻‍♀️

Beth Whitaker
Beth Whitaker 13 Sep 2019

Our plan is to have half an hour to sneak away in between the wedding breakfast and the evening do, and come back when they announce us into the room

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Sep 2019

we are leaving in a car for a bit straight after we are married to have some alone times and pics

Rachael Watkinson
Rachael Watkinson 13 Sep 2019

I think it depends on you. My mum went to a wedding reception recently and she said she honestly didn't see the couple together at all. One danced all night abdvthe other was no where to be found. I do hope we can find a moment to sneak away, be alone and wind down for a bit even if it just a few minutes.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Sep 2019

After our photos our toastmaster took us aside into a separate room for 15 mins or so, just so we could catch up together. It was lovely.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Sep 2019

As soon as lunch is finished we're going for a 2hr nap until the party startseveryone else can carry on catching up with each other.

Emily Catling
Emily Catling 13 Sep 2019

I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride and groom disappear.
Our only alone time was when we were having photos taken and tbh I wouldn’t want to be away from my day and guests for any longer than that. We had s catch up after the wedding but I had so much on my wedding day that I didn’t get to join in with as it was

Karen Wernham
Karen Wernham 13 Sep 2019

when we got married 23 years ago we had the day event at a hotel and then we had the evening party at ours.. so we had a couple of hours inbetween where there was only a few of us until the evening kicked it and think everyone went about 3am but it was fantastic as everyone had cleared up so we had no mess to come down to in the morning

beverley summerhill
beverley summerhill 13 Sep 2019

We had a 1 hour gap between day and evening so had chance to go to our room and relax together

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Sep 2019

I went to a wedding last year and the bride and groom took some pictures away from the guests and when they were done took a little bit of time for themselves of about 15 minutes before coming back. Then they stayed with the guests until everyone started leaving between 11pm and 12am

Laurisa Kerr
Laurisa Kerr 13 Sep 2019

we had 40 min away that was just photos some guests watched

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Sep 2019

After our ceremony we got guided our side one way and our guests got guided the other way. We got about 15mins alone. Then we got guided for the confetti. We also got 5 min when my husband held up my dress for me when I needed a wee lol !! Xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Sep 2019

I went to a wedding once , the bride and groom left during the wedding breakfast .... as the main course was served, came back for the speeches,,,, weird !!!

Chelsea-Anne Horrocks
Chelsea-Anne Horrocks 13 Sep 2019

We are having a sweetheart table so that will give us a chance to catch up 😂 Apart from that we will probably only be alone when we are having pics with just us in lol

Ellen Jordan
Ellen Jordan 14 Sep 2019

Our top table is just us 2 so that will be our time I guess
It will all be a blur no doubt so got to enjoy every minute 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Sep 2019

Bed, or you could have a sweetheart table and sit together during the meal.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Sep 2019

The only time we were away from the guests, was when we took bridesmaids and immediate relatives away for photographs. Then we stayed the rest of the afternoon/evening with our guests and didn't go to bed until the last guest left.

Kelly Gill
Kelly Gill 14 Sep 2019

Thank you everyone. My sister got married Tuesday just gone and she was only away for photos like the majority of you lovely lot. Ive read some couples have up to an hour on their own but we wouldn't want to be away from guests that long.

Hayley Wright-Mitchell
Hayley Wright-Mitchell 14 Sep 2019

Our reception venue was a 40min drive from the ceremony venue, so we had that time on the drive..

Kerrie Chandler
Kerrie Chandler 14 Sep 2019

We had half an hour on a private balcony as they were sitting all of the guests for the wedding breakfast. It was lovely, probably one of my favourite parts of the day 🥰 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Sep 2019

After the photos I'd say take half an hour

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Sep 2019

The rest of your life

Charlotte Ward
Charlotte Ward 15 Sep 2019

We had a half hour car journey between church and the reception.. which was lovely, then we escaped for some photos :)

Pat Guy
Pat Guy 22 Sep 2019

Not long


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