How many hours do you think your big day will last?

posted 3 years ago in May 2014
  • poll: How many hours are you thinking May brides?
    3 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    4 : (9 votes)
    8 %
    5 : (19 votes)
    18 %
    6 : (28 votes)
    26 %
    7+ : (48 votes)
    44 %
    Other-please explain : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted 5. My Ceremony starts at 6, the reception starts at 6:30ish, whenever people show up after the ceremony. I’d assume the party will die down around 11 or 12.

    Post # 4
    Member
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Our ceremony will start at 1pm and I’m determined to keep dancing until the hotel/DJ say we have to stop with prob a few more drinks after (has 24hr bar for people staying at the hotel)

    I was pretty surprised to read about weddings in the states where the ceremony doesn’t until the evening.

    Post # 5
    Member
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @BreezyBride24:  Not everyone will stay. I know my Gran will be heading home after the first dance, my parents will prob want to get back to check on thier ‘puppies’ but we are also expecting our friends and many family members to be staying with us in the hotel. I am also looking forwards to breakfast with them the next morning Laughing

     

    I’m seeing it as a chance to relive our student days.

    Post # 6
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    1771 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our ceremony is at 11 and our time slot with the reception venue ends at 4. So we’re restricted to 5 hours which sounds perfect to me 🙂

    Post # 7
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    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    For me the offical wedding went from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  But of course for the wedding party it started much earlier (hair and make up at around 1:00 I think, photography at 4:00) and the after party went much later for many people – but I went to bed by around 12 or 12:30 I think?  I was exhausted!

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    2575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted 6 because we are in the middle!  Our ceremony will probably be a half hour tops (hopefuly shorter, haha), followed by 1 hour cocktail hour, 1 hour for dinner & 3 hours reception.  If the party is still full force, we may elect to pay & keep it going for another hour (we have to be out by 11:30 anyway).

     

    Post # 9
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    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We’re in April, but similar daylight hours. Ceremony is at 4, and we have the DJ til 1am – I’m expecting it to go close to that.

    Post # 10
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Not a May bride, but I wanted to answer anyway! Our ceremony will be half an hour topshyphens then a gap for pictures… including the ceremony and reception together it will be 8 hours. 

    Post # 11
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    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m guessing over 7 hours. The ceremony is at 5, cocktail hour until 6:30, toasts until 7, dinner, dancing post-dinner, and then an afterparty at the hotel. We have the venue and DJ until 11:30, and if anyone is still awake and interested, the hotel pool and bar will be open until 2.

    Post # 13
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    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @BreezyBride24:  I was considering it! I definitely want to stay in my dress as long as possible, but a cute short dress and a white swimsuit might be fun. Watch I buy all this stuff and I conk out at 11. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    UK Bride – 12 hours. ceremony starts at 12.30 we get thrown out the reception at midnight or a little after. Make up and Hair told me this weekend they will arrive at my house at 8am. Its going to be a very long day 🙂

    Post # 15
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @BreezyBride24:  Once ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner are cut out from the 8 hours, there’s only 4 hours for dancing so yep, I expect people to dance the night away. I’ve had a blast doing that at other weddings! 

    Post # 16
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    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @BreezyBride24:  It seems pretty typical for alot of our friends weddings! It might be regional, because I find a lot of American weddings seem to have shorter timelines (big generalization!). my BIL’s wedding ended at 2am then kept going til 5am at their hotel

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