(Closed) Add an extra hour?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we add the extra hour?
    Yes, schedule the entire event (ceremony, cocktail hour/reception) for 5-11pm : (13 votes)
    59 %
    No, 5-10pm is enough time, especially for a Sunday wedding : (9 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    If most of your guest are making considerations for the next morning, then I’d add the hour.  But, don’t be surprised if some guests leave early.

    I opted to add 2 hours to my Saturday wedding to make it go til midnight.  I HOPE people stay that long – but the more I think about it – a lot of have kids and childcare issues and I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of people start going home early.  BUT – at least there’s the option to stay late if they wanted!!

    Post # 4
    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My wedding is going to be from 5:30-10 pm including reception…what we decided to do is to go out afterwards since we cant add an extra hour due to noise ordinances. I am actually looking forward to the after party part…because then we can really let loose and have fun. BUT if thats not what you are into and you want to stay at your venue…I would add the extra hour.

    Post # 6
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would just because so many brides and guests say that the reception (and wedding day) flew by and ended before they wanted it to. Most folks would prefer a longer reception in one location instead of packing up to go elsewhere for an afterparty, which may mean some people driving drunk if they have been drinking at all during the reception itself.

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