Please Help — Reception Time Dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
716 posts
Busy bee

5 pm would be too late.  If the Mass is an hour, hour and a half, that’s only 11:30 am.  What are people going to do for 5 1/2 hours?  

Maybe rethink the outdoor reception if it’s not going to work with your timetable.  I would find it very hard to be dressed up and sitting in the August sun

Post # 4
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know this sounds goofy, but I’ve read several times over that around 5:00 pm is actually the hottest time of the day, even though the sun’s rays are at their strongest at 12:00. So, you’re more likely to get sunburned at 12:00 (does your outdoor reception have cover?) but it’ll likely actually be hotter at 5:00 pm.

Obviously, there are exceptions to any rule, but it’s probably worth considering.

Post # 5
6674 posts
Bee Keeper

To be honest, I would look at other options.  It’s not considerate to your guests to make them wait all dressed up in between even for your initial plan, heat or no heat.  

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