Do we have enough time between ceremony and reception?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you are super concerned about time, you could always do some photos before the ceremony, even if its just some family portraits.

We are having our ceremony at 4, relatively short ceremony we’re hoping max 30 minutes with walks, cocktail hour/photography right afterwards. But, we’d like to at least mingle/enjoy cocktail hour for a few minutes before going to the reception so we’ll probably do some pictures before hand.

Post # 3
39 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

We’re having a 3pm ceremony (roughly 20-30mins long) and a 6pm reception. I was concerned it was too big of a gap! But it gives us  plenty of time for photos and allowing friends and family to congratulate us after the ceremony. We have also allocated 20mins to ourselves to spend time together and take in the fact that we just got married! (No photographer, bridesmaids, family, friends etc) Just us two 🙂 The day will fly by and realistically we probably won’t get to see much of each other so thought it would be nice to share some time alone together.

Also it gives us time if there’s any hiccups, limo breaks down or something (hair, make up runs overtime). We have also set up games (wedding is in a rose garden) for guests to play to keep them occupied and a few have talked about going to the pub across the road for a bit haha. (We have about 100 guests)

I personally don’t think 1 hour is enough, but if you have clearly outlined a photo plan with your photog and will definitely be on time, so the ceremony will start as planned I think you will be fine, plus no one will mind if you’re a little late to the reception 🙂 xx

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