(Closed) Afternoon wedding

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ours is the same night as the Independence Day fireworks, so a bunch of us are heading downtown to watch them. If there’s no festival or anything, maybe you could have a fun afterparty at a local bar or restaurant with friends — or, if that’s not your style, schedule a late dessert out with your families?

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Our reception ended at 4:30, so we went back to our hotel and had dinner and a nap, then went out to a local bar for drinks afterwards (I booked a private room).

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My Fiance and I are going to have an after party, since our wedding and reception are pretty formal the after party is going to be super laid back with drinking and pot luck style outdoor bon fire.  There no reason the party has to end just because the reception is over after all!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had an afternoon reception and most people left around 3. We hung out with a few family members and close friends who stayed and basically sat around drinking and talking all afternoon. In my case, since we had rented a bed and breakfast to host the event, we just stayed put. A few people came back to join us for supper. If we had to leave our venue, we probably would have thought of dinner plans ahead of time, gone back to our rooms, and met up for supper and called it a night.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we’re having an afternoon wedding… I’m thinking that most people will want to go home, cool down, take a post-gorging nap, then freshen up for a night out dancing. that’s my current plan.

when I thought we were going to have a morning wedding (rearranged due to youth soccer games being scheduled on an adjoining field to our ceremony and reception site) we had planned to do a cookout on a party barge for the afternoon. I’m still a little sad that we won’t get to do that part. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Were having an afternoon wedding , that ends at 5 ..is it wrong to just call it a day ? Or is the idea too boring ? My fiance and me are staying at a local hotel ..and we just thought to just relax for the rest of the night ..Should we plan something for the guest that night?

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We had a noon wedding, appetizer hour from 1-2, and a late lunch starting around 2:30 or 3.  We stayed til 5, others stayed longer.  Our friends went to a movie after relaxing a bit after the wedding.  We also got married in a great city for people to explore, so we weren’t too worried about entertaining them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We are having an afternoon wedding. We are planning to get a hotel room for the night, so we can go back to the hotel play, play a little twister (we’re waiting til we get married so we are REALLY looking forwward to it!), and then have a nice, romantic dinner together. We figured the guests can enjoy some of the local sites and then do dinner on their own.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I feel comforted in the idea that its ok with just calling a day @ 5 …We like the idea of just relaxin that night ..alone since I’m a very social person ,(FH is the quiet one) so i don’t see me and him spending that much time alone at the weddin/recept..

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

nearly all our guest are from Out of Town, we live in a rural area in the mountains.  We’re hoping to wrap up the formal reception around 3 or 4, and then his parents are throwing a casual barbeuce at their campground..  where most of the guests are staying anyway!  I even put on the invitation: "Bring Jeans!"  So then we’ve given people something to do in the evening, and we are staying at a b&b so we dont have to stick around too late.  =)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I feel confused that a reception would end at 4.30 in the afternoon.

I have never been to a wedding like this.

For ours our time line is:

Ceremony: 1.30pm

Cocktails: 2:00pm-3:00

Pictures: 2:00- when done at site

Barhopping: Following pictures and cocktails: 300 or so-5

Hors D’oeurves: Reception hall opens for guests: 5pm

Dinner : 6pm

Dance:8 pm

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