(Closed) Reception Length

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

that sounds so romantic and wonderful!

Is ay add the extra hour.  I don’t think 4 hours on a boat is too long, especially for such an awesome wedding!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Hi sunsetlove, welcome to the hive!! 

Are you doing any special dances (first dance, mother/son, father/daughter) and all the other traditional wedding things (garter, bouquet, etc?)  If so, I would definitely add another hour.  It sounds so cliche but it really does go by so fast!  My reception was 4 hours and I wish it wouldve been an hour longer so we really couldve enjoyed talking to people and dancing.  With dinner, walking around to tables and traditional wedding stuff, I feel like it didnt leave much time for much else. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I helped plan and attended a prom on a boat (small school, not a lot of people) several years ago. We were out on the water for four hours and it seemed way too short! I’m not a big dancer and usually the first to go, but even I felt it was short. Keep in mind, if you are serving dinner, it can take longer in a boat with a small kitchen and limited space.

If you can, I would add an hour.  

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have that same schedule and we’re booked for FOUR hours and I’m STILL worried it will go too fast! Did you feel like it went too quickly? I’m thinking of outsourcing our ceremony to a nearby chapel so we can have any extra 45 minutes on our yacht but having another venue to decorate and get everyone from point A to point B on time to make the boarding of the yacht is a little stressful and might be more hassle than its worth.
What did you think?! Was it enough time?

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@KimmySumShuga:  You may want to start a new thread and ask about reception lengths and opinions. The OP of this thread posted this ~2 years ago and while she may be on here, it’s doubtful she’ll see it even if she is. 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@AmeliaBedelia:  good thinkin! ;] I just wrote up a big ol’ poll & all of my own posting. Thank you!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Great to hear that you’re adding an extra hour! We attended a friend’s wedding in a similar situation and had a lot of fun.

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