(Closed) Reception Start Time – Need Opinions

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I don’t think 30 minutes is that much of a difference.  Are you having a reception after the cocktail hour?  If so, how long is the reception?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think that sounds fine then, you’ll have plenty of time to work through everything plus (hopefully) a little bit of cushion.  If guests are already waiting, 30 minutes isn’t going to change anything – you might lose some between the ceremony and reception, but I think you’ll be fine.  The length of your reception and cocktail hour are plenty of time to have a great party!  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That sounds reasonable. We are in a bit of a similar pickle ourselves, but don’t have to deal with city traffic. Our Mass starts at 1PM and our reception (starting w/ a cocktail hour) begins at 5. We were told by our photographer to have at least 2 hours between for photos. We’re planning on showing up to the hall between 5:30 and 6, so we can be introduced and hopefully, dinner will start around 6. I think if you figure for traffic too, you’ll be fine. Plus, I’m partial to the midnight ending, which is what we’re doing too.

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