Post # 1
I am so confused and need your advice! How much time should I plan for my whole wedding/cocktail hour/ reception etc… from start to finish? I have two venues in mind, one limits me to 6 hours total from guest arrival to departure. The other is unlimited time but a little more expensive. I have to choose quickly before both venues are booked and I don’t know what to do! HELP!!
Post # 3
Personally, 6 hours was more than enough time for my wedding! Hope this helps…
Post # 4
I had my venue for 6 hours (5 PM to 11 PM). This did not include any setup or breakdown time. Our ceremony was at 5:30, and was pretty short (probably less than a half hour). Our reception was immediately following. The 5.5 hours we had for the wedding ceremony + reception (5:30-11) was a good amount of time. It included a 1 hour cocktail hour, dinner, and then about 2 hours of dancing. I would not have wanted less time than that, though.
Post # 5
i have the same timeframe as doingathing!
Post # 6
we have our ceremony at 4:30 (about 30 minutes) and then reception from 6-10. All of the wedding receptions I have been to though I have died off after 3-4 hours (none have lasted longer than 4). hope that helps!
Post # 7
i would say 6 hours is a good amount of time