Post # 1
Okay, so I’m having a reception August 18th. I will already be married for about a month at this point, as we are getting married out of town. I’m trying to figure out what time is a good time to put down.
The venue says the earliest is 6pm…and we’d have an hour before six to set up (if there are no prior events we can get in earlier)…or say I did 6:30 then I’d have an hour and a half. To be safe, I’d think 7pm is a good option, but would that make dinner run too late?
What should I do?
Post # 3
My reception starts at 6, then dinner is at 6:30. The lastest I would do dinner is 7. And I find giving people a bit to get settled and visit is good.
Post # 4
If there is cocktail hour (perhaps in an adjacent area) where people can mingle and have a few drinks, then you can push for a later dinner time.
Post # 5
I don’t think 7 is too late at all unless you’re having lots of small kids. Most adults that I know (including myself) don’t eat before 7 anyway.
Post # 6
If you need extra time to set up, then 7 or 7:30PM is not a problem for adults. Assume there is dancing, so a late dinner with dancing is just fine and appropriate. Folks with children may not stay for the entire reception, but that’s understandable, so don’t worry about it. Do the timing you need to do. Most folks will be supportive.