would you be annoyed

posted 1 year ago in Etiquette
  • poll:
    i would be annoyed about the gap : (113 votes)
    72 %
    i would not be annoyed : (43 votes)
    28 %
  • Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee

    Yeah, I’m going to be honest here…..I wouldn’t be thrilled about such a long gap.

     

    Honestly, if I saw that on the invitation, I may just be inclined to attend the reception only.  

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    Helper bee

    agreed. i’d be more inclined to just simply go to the reception

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    Bumble bee

    Personally, I would LIKE the gap because I can walk around the zoo and look at the animals! I’d honestly be a little bummed to spend a day at the zoo but not get to see the animals much lol.

    Awesome choice in venue, btw. I wanted to get married at a zoo, it would have been awesome, but FI was not so in to it..

    Anyway, if you can’t change it then there’s no point stressing about it, i’m sure people won’t mind though.

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    Bee Keeper

    If I had to roam around with a finger up my bum, I’d just opt to go to the reception. Unless I was particularly interested to roam around a zoo for three and a half hours at mid-day.

    Would I be annoyed? No. I would just opt to not go to the ceremony.

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    390 posts
    Helper bee

    We would definitely enjoy walking around the zoo looking at the animals, we would also enjoy finding a bar to hang out at for a little while.

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    Honey bee

    Where are you from? In the States that would be considered an awfully long gap, and yeah, I probably wouldn’t be thrilled with it.

    In the UK gaps like that are much more normal and accepted. I don’t think many would bat an eye.

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    Buzzing bee

    I don’t know why people get their panties in a bunch about gaps. We had to have one or we would lose daylight for our pictures (sun sets at what? 4 pm in january?). Our wedding was downtown and the venues were walking distance from eachother, so our guests hit the bar before cocktails. Nobody complained to us!

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    752 posts
    Busy bee

    @jen 42713:  So…the chapel is at the zoo or is that a completely different location?

     

    I ask because i was in a wedding about 10 years ago that had a similar setup.  The church cremony was 2pm, but the reception at the zoo didn’t start util 6, so an arrangement was made at a hotel bar for people to mingle and unwind.

     

    I think that worked out relatively well for people.  

     

     

     

    Lastly, people aren’t going to blame you– I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that didn’t have some gap between ceremony and reception.  Though it would be nice if there wasn’t a waiting period, people kind of expect that!

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    Bee Keeper
    • FMM
    • 1 year ago

    I would be fine with it as long as I knew that there was a gap so that I could bring walking shoes for the zoo!

    Do you have a wedding website where you can state, “There is a 3 hour gap, please feel free to use this time to wander the zoo and see the animals” Something to that effect. Then I would know to bring comfortable shoes.

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    2005 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well of course you had control over it – you chose the venues!

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    2296 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Your wedding guests are not going to want to walk around the zoo in suits and formal dresses. I’d be annoyed by this gap. If I was an out of town guest I’d REALLY be annoyed because I wouldn’t know the city.

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