Skip Cocktail Hour – First Look Photos

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve never been to a cocktail hour and never heard of it before WB, but I’ve been to at least 20 weddings. It’s just not a thing here. I think one of the only reasons people do it is so that you can take pictures during that time. You definitely don’t need one and I don’t think many people would miss it, especially if you’re ceremony isn’t beginning until 5:30, people are going to want to eat right away after it. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

So long as you go right into the reception, I think you’re fine!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think anyone would miss cocktail hour if you go right into the reception. I agree that it’s there mostly so guests can have something to do while pictures are taken. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If the gap is not too big then I think it’s fine to skip. 30 minutes is not bad!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Are you sureeeee you aren’t going to be taking any pictures after? With complete families, friends, with the officiant, etc after. I know we are doing a first look as well but we are getting all the pics of just getting ready, and those of him and I before then with all the family members right after, hence needing the cocktail hour for that time.

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