Help! I'm Confused About Reception Timeline :S

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

What time is your ceremony? Is it at the hotel or will guests have to travel to your reception venue? Are you planning an hors d’oeuvres hour? We need a bit more information to try to help you.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@c_cat:  What do you mean “when do I put like drinking?”

Ask your venue if they have a minimum or maximum amount of hours the bar can be open.  Then decide if you’re having a cocktail hour?  Will you have the bar open during dinner?  And plan accordingly.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My venue told me all that when we booked….ceremony is 5-5:30, cocktail hour is 5:30-6:30, entrance into reception hall, dinner starts around 7, ends around nine (only wine service during dinner), then bar is back open at 9pm until 1am…..

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@c_cat:  Well, what time does your contract say that your reception actually begins? How soon may your guests begin arriving? If dinner is being served at 6 p.m. sharp, are you able to have an hors d’oeuvres hour in an area outside of the ballroom from 5 p.m until 6 p.m.? 

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