What time is generally known as mealtime in the afternoon?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What time should the ceremony start to avoid mealtime?
    1:00 : (4 votes)
    29 %
    1:30 : (7 votes)
    50 %
    2:00 : (3 votes)
    21 %
    3:00 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It depends on how long your reception is. I’d say a 2:00 start time is fine, but not if you plan to have a 6 hour reception that follows. 

    Post # 4
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    MrsWinTraining2014:  That should be fine. On the invitations you could also word it in such a way to make it clearer just in case – instead of just “Reception to follow” you could always state “Cake and punch to follow” or something along those lines, depending on what you’re doing.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    MrsWinTraining2014:  I think you should be clear on your invitations that no meal will be served by adding something like, “cake and punch to follow.” People may still expect to be served a meal because that is quite customary.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Are you having any sort of a reception? If so, how long do you expect it to last?<br />I would say 1:30 would be a good time, if you aren’t having a long reception after.

    Post # 7
    Member
    405 posts
    Helper bee

    I think a 1 or 1:30 start time would be fine.  If I were a guest, I would eat around 11 to be safe!

    Actually, once I attended a wedding that started at 2, and I wasn’t expecting a meal.  But we were served a full on dinner, and it was only 3 PM!  That was weird!

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