Simple Cake and Punch Reception. How much time needed?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many hours for reception?
    1.5 hours : (1 votes)
    11 %
    2 hours : (5 votes)
    56 %
    3 hours : (3 votes)
    33 %
    Something else (mention in comments) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    474 posts
    Helper bee

    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
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    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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. 

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