Post # 1
I am getting married at Southern Oaks Plantation (SOP) this year. I was wondering if the standard 3 hour reception they give you feels rushed? Should I add the extra hour to the reception? It just seems like after the 20 min picture taking session, the 15 minute sit down meal, our first dance, mother son dance, father daughter dance it doesnt really leave a lot of time to speak with guest and have a good time. If anyine has been to a wedding here or had their wedding here please let me know if things felt rushed and if you think the extra hour is needed?
Post # 3
I would add the extra hour! Ive been a bridesmaid a few times and they always say it went by to fast.
Post # 4
Who are your other vendors so far? Im having a hard time picking!!
Post # 5
Add more time. Our reception package comes with five hours from start of ceremony to end of reception. We are adding an extra hour.
Post # 6
@mrs_love: My BIL & SIL got married there in 2011, and they did a 3 hour reception. Theirs was an afternoon reception though, so 3 hours felt like enough. I was a bridesmaid so I was with them for the picture taking, but the reception didn’t feel rushed, especially since people weren’t really drinking and/or dancing. However, if you’re doing an evening reception I think I’d add the extra hour just to have more time to dance and party. It’s a beautiful venue by the way!
Post # 7
the 3 hour does not feel rushed at all!!! I was married there in September and it was fantastic!!! you also dont HAVE to have the 15 minute dinner…my husband and i sat down for maybe ten minutes and we were done bc we wanted to get out there and be with our guests. also, if you want food afterwards, just tell your attendant and they will bring anything straight to you. so you dont need to sit at a specified table to eat.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Add the extra hour. Most receptions are 5 hours, including cocktail hour. Three will go by waaaay too quickly. My brother just got married in New Orleans in October (not at SOP though). His reception was similarly short and you could tell! I barely got a chance to eat anything and only danced to one song. Definitely definitely add the extra hour!! You won’t regret it!