Post # 1
We were thinking about extending our cocktail hour to one and half hours. Do you think that’s too long? We are starting our cocktail hour at 5:00 and didn’t really want to eat dinner too early–we thought if we extended the cocktail hour until 6:30 then we would eat a little later plus the reception room would be darker sooner which has a much better ambiance then the when it’s light in the room.
Post # 3
We’re doing the same thing so that we have enough time to do all of our photos in the interim. I’m curious what other people’s opinions on this are though. I know that extending the cocktail hour does mean that our guests will drink a little more during the cocktail hour, but we are prepared to take on that cost.
Post # 4
I think it’s fine as long as there is food for people to snack on. Are you going to list is on your invitation as such?
Post # 5
We ended up doing this…we had a 4PM ceremony and our guests had to be shuttled back to the reception site so they arrived around 5ish…we didn’t want to have dinner at 6 (plus we still had to do some additional photos after the ceremony). No one was drunk…we served tons of food during the cocktail hour so it wasn’t an issue. Only thing I regret is that we missed the cocktail hour…pictures ran late (even though we did a first look and wedding party photos before the ceremony)!!
Post # 6
We are doing the same thing but for different reasons. We’re serving an “almost midnight brunch” (about 10pm) after a late ceremony so, we were going to extend to 1.5 hours of “real food” and then onto the good stuff…
We will be at cocktail hour with our guests so it should be fun. We’re doing a first look.
Post # 7
Sounds fine to me – as long as there’s food and some seating. I always wear heels to wedding and then within 30 minutes of the cocktails I’m thinking “oh god please let us into the dining room I MUST SIT”.
Post # 8
as long as you give me booze, food, and somewhere to sit, i wouldn’t mind.