(Closed) Bees, pls help : married in less than 2 weeks! Extra hour or no???

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we add an extra hour?
    yes : (20 votes)
    77 %
    no : (6 votes)
    23 %
    other option (see below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    How much will the extra hour cost? I would add it if the cost wasn’t astronomical.

    Post # 5
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    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    yeah I would add it it seems verfy rushed in the end.

    Post # 6
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    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @njm1313: In that case I’d extend the reception an hour

    Post # 7
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Why not just mush everything together? Do cake cutting, etc. right after the first dance?

    If you want the reception to end at 11, but mom wants a longer block of uninterrupted time to get her boogy on, that seems like a compromise-y idea. Then again, it would mean changing your whole timeline. 🙁

    Post # 9
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I definitely agree with saving the cake for later and not doing it earlier. Some people leave right after the cake-cutting, so we did it later, too. Plus it breaks up the few hours of dancing!

    But I would add the extra hour if cost isn’t an issue. The reception will go SO FAST! You won’t believe how fast it goes. If you can spring for the extra hour, do it!

    Post # 10
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    WE also had this same issue for my daughter’s wedding. But it was going to cost another $1000 to extend the bar, DJ, venue, and photographer. I really wanted to do it but I asked epople who recently got married at work and they said most people at their weddings started leaving before the last hour started. I decided to not extend. I would rather have people leave wanting more than having people leave early and my husband and I paying $1000 fro nothing.

    I agree with changing the timeline so there is more uninterrupted dancing time. Make it flexible. If people seem like they are getting bored with the “activities”- the DJ can start the dancing earlier and then switch back to the cake cutting etc.

    Post # 12
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    At really fun receptions the time goes by soooo fast so i would add another hour. If the cost is not a big issue im sure you wont regret too much time but you may regret too little.

    Post # 13
    Member
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    Definitely add the hour!!  We had about 2 1/2 hours of dancing and I was so sad when it ended.  If you have the option, go for it!!!

    Post # 15
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    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If your family likes to party and it’ll be cheap, then yeah. I say go for it.

    Post # 16
    Member
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    @njm1313 – Our reception started at 6:00.  Cocktail/Appetizer “hour” was from 6-6:45.  We decided to mingle with our guests during that time (after all, we payed for the reception and wanted to spend time with our guests).  The bridal party was announced around 6:45.  First dances, toasts, and cake cutting (no garter or bouquet toss) occurred between 6:45-7:30.  Dinner was served from 7:30-8:30ish.  Dancing was from 8:30-11:00. 

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