issue with timeline (long

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I extend my timeline
    Yes, start at 5pm instead of 6 : (5 votes)
    45 %
    No, keep it the same : (6 votes)
    55 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would call your FMIL and explain the money situation.  $2000 doesn’t materialize out of thin air.  If she would volunteer to pay for it, I would let her pay for it and start at 5:00

    Our reception will start by 4:30 as our wedding will be at 3 and we will be doing pictures ahead.  That said, we aren’t paying anymore to start earlier, and I would not be starting earlier if I had to pay more. 

    I am Catholic, and don’t like the gap.  I never had.  Not all guests who don’t live in town will get a hotle room.  Going home isn’t always a great option either, as in the small town I’m from, our house is 15 minutes away from the “close” venue, if they are having their reception there.  And now I live an hour and a half from my home town, which means unless I really plan on partying, I’m going back to my house after the wedding. 

    Post # 4
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    An hour is not a big gap so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.  If she wants to pay for it though, she is more than welcome to pony up the cash.

    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ve been to two weddings with a 1 hour gap. It was a mess both times–People showed up to the church in jeans and then changed into nice clothing during the gap!

    It was insane. It was worth it to us just to have a cocktail hour! But I would have FI talk to FMIL and go “Look, we’d love to, but it’s going to cost 2K. We can’t afford that! If you can put X towards it, though, we can do the rest.”

    Post # 6
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Soccergk1987:  I think that your receiving line is going to take you longer than you think.  I would confirm how long your ceremony is.  Your receiving line, I’m betting you’re looking at more like 45 to 60 minutes based on my own experience. 

    I don’t think an hour gap is a big deal at all.  People will figure it out!

    Post # 8
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    You gotta do what you want and what makes sense to you (financially included).

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