Mr TTR & I are Encores… so we chose to Elope to a Destination Wedding.
(Just the 2 of us saying our Vows to one another on the Beach)
Our Ceremony on the Beach was about 10 Minutes… then we had some photos taken to round out the 30 Minutes that we had paid for our Photographer.
Then it was back to the Hotel Bar for a Celebratory Drink, before heading off to Dinner at one of our favourite oceanside Restaurants.
After that back to our Room to call Family & Friends, send out Emails, have a shower, and then pop a Bottle of French Champagne and sit on our Balcony overlooking the ocean and savour the day.
Beginning to end… Ceremony to back to our Room = 4 Hours.
Add to this, we had a Back Home Reception Party when we came back from our Honeymoon… that ran 5 Hours (8 PM to 1 AM)
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My first Wedding was the BIG White Pouffy Family type Wedding.
Ceremony at 4 PM – Photos for about 30 Minutes – Cocktails at 5 PM – Dinner at 6 PM – Then Speaches, Cake Cutting, and First Dance – Party beginning at 8 PM – Bouquet & Garter Toss just before Our “Sneak off to Change” around 11 PM – Back in time for Midnight Munchies… Sandwiches, Desserts etc – More Dancing – and closing it all down well between 1 and 2 AM (We left at 1 AM, some of our Guests partied on until 2 AM)
Total… Ceremony to end of Reception = about 9 to 10 Hours
That is pretty much what a Canadian Family Wedding tends to look like. A long drawn out event, heavy on the Partying (Reception alone often being 6, 8 or more Hours)
Lol, part of the reason when I go to a Canadian Wedding… I ALWAYS GET A HOTEL ROOM… even Weddings in my own City, I usually don’t drive home, cause I know that the Reception Party is going to be a BLAST !!