Post # 1
My ceremony starts at 1pm, this is the only time available at our family catholic church. Which unfortunately will leave a long gap until Reception. But my family is use to this. My issue is….When should I start reception? I get 5 hour package….
If I have it from 6pm to 11pm…is 11pm to early to end?
If I have it from 7pm to 12pm…is 7pm to late to start considering ceremony starts at 1pm?
Post # 3
I would go with the 7pm to 12pm start and end time. Your guests will/should understand and find a way to amuse themselves in the meantime. I’ve been to weddings like this and it’s been no big deal for me.
Post # 5
I would do the earlier start time to minimize the gap as much as possible between the ceremony and reception. Plus people will start getting hungry – with a 6pm start time, they’re still probably not going to eat until closer to 7pm so it’s a long day already with the 1pm ceremony.