To repeat my question from yesterday, do we really need an MC for a post-wedding dinner? Mom insists we need someone to act as MC, but it's a dinner! Like...what is there to announce, at a dinner? "Hey, everyone, they're having seconds on the pasta salad, so if you want more, just head on to the chef's table!"
I dunno, this is probably a situation where I'm oblivious to what happens at wedding receptions.
Here's some backstory. Katie and I met with the wedding reception planner, in December. She gave us the schedule of events, for a typical wedding reception. It was something like this:
Hour 0: Everyone mingles around, outside or in the hallway.
Hour 1: Beverages and hors d'oeuvres get served.
Hour 2: The doors to the dining room open up, and everyone goes inside. They start eating dinner.
Hour 2.5: Katie and I arrive.
So, everyone has to wait an hour, before they get drinks. And they have to wait another hour before they're allowed inside. And Katie and I have to wait two and a half hours, before we arrive! As our six-year-old daughter can tell you, that's too much waiting! I instantly pulled out my revision pen and went to work.
Hour 0: Beverages and hors d'oeuvres are served, while everyone mingles around outside or in the hallway.
Hour 0: Katie and I arrive, as soon as we can. Our arrival time will depend on how many pictures people will force us to take after the wedding.
Hour 1: The doors open up, and everyone goes inside.
Yes, my ideal schedule involves food as soon as possible. Food is delicious.
I'm told that the bride and groom are supposed to arrive late, so they can make "a grand entrance". But to be honest, that seems kind of shallow. Katie and I don't need to have a big crowd, watching us walk inside. We're confident enough in ourselves, that we don't need to be the center of attention at all times. (Plus, I get really shy and nervous around big crowds.) So we're going to go in like normal people, and if the guests make a big deal out of it, well, they'll make a big deal out of it. But forcing everyone to make a big deal out of us is pretty self-centered.