Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2014 - Church and Mansion on lake
I am renting a pretty place on a lake, but only for a simple cake, punch and maybe something like nuts, mints and a couple other sweets. We will also have a chocolate fountain and a DIY photobooth.
Because of these reception foods and the photobooth, how long should I have my reception venue booked for? I thought 3 hours, but is that a little much?
There will be no alcohol and there is no dance floor, if this helps.
Again, the highlight is the photobooth and the small celebratory foods.
Also, this does not include set up or take down time, just the enjoying the reception time.
Post # 3
Especially if you want a crowd there to “see you off” I would think that erring on the side of shortness would be better. I went to one reception that sort of dragged on, and by the end there were only ~10 of us there to see the bride and groom off (my FI was the best man). As soon as people don’t have much more to do, they leave.
On the other hand, if you were careful about staggering things (toasts/cake cutting/etc.) I’ll bet you could get a whole three hours out of it. Two just sounds more manageable.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands
I’m doing a cake and punch reception, and I’m thinking 3 hours tops. Realistically, I’m thinking about 2-2.5, but I think it’s better to be prepared for longer.