Post # 1
We are having our wedding at 2 pm on a Saturday (latest the Catholic Church will do it) and I am afraid of the gap between then and the reception. We will have a full mass so it should be over at 3 pm. I also didn’t want guests to eat too early either. (we went to a wedding once and they ordered pizza at 10:30…we ate at 5:30) Can the cocktail hour be at the same location because my Fiance said it would need to be at another location? We will have out of town guests, and many of them are very familiar with our area. What did anyone else do in this situation?
Post # 3
What time is your reception supposed to start? I think with it being a Catholic wedding, people are probably expecting some kind of gap. We will only have a short gap but we’re hosting cocktail hour at our reception location during that time so we can finish up our photos while our guests find their tables, get a drink, have a nibble on fruit/cheese/veggies/apps. I think it depends on your venue as to whether or not they will let your guests in prior to your actual reception.
Post # 4
Can the cocktail hour be at the same place as your reception? Yes, please do!! 🙂
Post # 5
My Fiance says 5 or 5:30. I do know we can get in as early as 3 for decorationg…but if no one has it rented the day before we can decorate then. Well, I hired a decorator so they will do it. I was thinking cocktail hour can start at 5 and dinner 6-8. I have no idea. This is all a first for me and my family! Neither of us has ever been close with anyone who has planned a wedding so we do not know the first thing about it. We have the location until 2 am, which means music will stop at 1 or 1:30.