Reception end time

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Nah. My friend had a day wedding at 22 bc it was in her budget. Her and her hubby just hosted an after party.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@kar82:  $300 for 2 more hours sounds like a steal !  I paid $200 for an extra 1/2hour at my venue

 

although, if you go to 12am, I’d start everything around 6 or 6:30-that will be plenty of time!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I would pay the extra 300. I know that’s a good chunk of money, but for 2 more awesome hours of party with all your friends and family on one of the best days of your life?!? Totally worth it. (Also, dinner at 4 pm is pretty early…)

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would pay the extra money if you’re keen on having a fun dancing reception. If I ate dinner at 4pm I a) wouldn’t be that hungry yet and b) would likely then get hungry again later in the night. The party is just getting started at 10 pm 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you can swing it, i suggest paying the extra money because you wont want the night to end. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

my reception had to end by 11 pm. where i’m from if a wedding ends up before 6.00 am it’s a fiasco, so imagine my disappointment

 

i just had an awesome after party at a karaoke bar

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d definitely pay the $300!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kar82:  I would pay the 300 for two more hours for sure!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It depends on your guests. We’ll be 21 and 22 at the wedding and our reception ends at 10:30. We’re having a full open bar and don’t want to deal with drunk people later than that. Plus we know we’ll be super tired since it will be such a long day. $300 isn’t bad for an extra two hours. I think ours is like $200 an hour to extend it but we don’t want to. People can always go out after the reception if they want. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wouldn’t pay the extra money.  I would just end at 10pm, have an outfit change and hit the bars with whoever wants to come. 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have an afterparty at another location. Our reception ends at 11 (and we’re paying extra for that) but we’re hosting an afterparty at a bar that’s in the parking lot of the hotel where out of town guests will be staying. It’s one of our favorite bars with a great craft beer selection, so it’s a fun way for us to end the evening. I don’t think we’ll be paying for anything at the bar but everyone’s going to want to go out since the reception ends so early. We’re just suggesting the location.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@kar82:  In all honestly 10pm isn’t too bad, especially if you have an afternoon ceremony

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