HUGE gap in between ceremony and reception?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lolita39:  You’re driving from North Carolina to Princeton for the DAY?  Without a hotel room?  That sounds soooo tiring.  I would nap in the car for those four hours. 

If you can’t sleep in the car, how about touring Princeton a bit?  The college grounds are lovely, and the town is nice, too.

Post # 5
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lolita39:  Okay, Philly to Princeton is only like an hour and a half.  So…go take a stroll around Princeton.  What’s the big deal?  

Post # 7
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1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re not staying at the hotel beforehand, will you be staying at the hotel the night of the wedding? Then you could check in and just freshen up and maybe close your eyes for a bit. If not, just explore the city! (although first option sounds most relaxing to me if possible!)

Post # 8
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Most weddings that I have attended have had a very long gap between the ceremony and the reception. The reason that FI and I don’t want to have a long gap is because we will have a lot of people coming in from out of town/state, and we don’t want them to spend several hours having nowhere to go. Otherwise, I think having a big gap between the ceremony and the reception gives the guest enough time to rest up, maybe even change their clothes, and for the bride and groom to have plenty of time for pictures and relax a bit before the crazy of the reception. 

 

Post # 9
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lolita39:  Sit around and pout?  I don’t know what you want as far as advice goes.

Either cough up the money for a hotel room so you can change, or just figure it out.  For like $120 you can get a room at the Doubletree in Princeton.  

Post # 12
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lolita39:  Actually, if you look at expedia.com, there are plenty of hotels that are FAR less than $300 a night.  You sound like you are complaining.  Take a look at the hotels that are available, and figure out a better option.  

Post # 15
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lolita39:  There is more than one hotel in Princeton.  Just so you know.  If you really cannot afford a hotel, and you cannot think of anything to do in the lovely town of Princeton, then just bring a book.  

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