(Closed) Brides with Catholic Gap

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went to a Catholic wedding with a similiar timeline.  To fill in the gap, somebody hosted a house party, sort of like a pre-cocktail party.  The house was half way to the reception site, guests were happy, most stayed and it worked nicely!  I think as long as you warn them ahead of time about the gap and give them options of things to do, then they’ll plan on coming back to the reception. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Overwhelmingly people came to both our ceremony and reception which were about a 15-20 minute drive apart.  My ceremony was from 1-2 and our reception started at 6:30, but there’s a cute pizza joint right outside the church.  Since our reception was at the Botanic Garden, guests were invited to stroll the grounds at 6P.  I hated the gap, but what could we do?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just went to a wedding with a 2:30 ceremony and 6 pm reception, and yes, people definitely came to the ceremony. The majority of the guests attended both.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our ceremony is at 2pm (no mass) and we’re starting cocktail hour at 3:30.  It’s about a 20 minute drive to the reception site.  We didn’t want a gap because we didn’t want to spend money to fill a time gap and 90% of guests are Out of Town.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have the gap too!  Good old Catholic weddings 🙂 our ceremony is at 2pm, with mass (so about an hour), then cocktails start at 5:30-6:30 and dinner at 7pm… I hope people find things to do in between, but I’m not too worried that people wont come!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are only half catholic (FH is, im baptist) but we have the catholic gap – ceremony at 2 and cocktail hour doesnt start til 5. but its a tourist town, and theres plenty to do on labor day weekend so i think it will be ok. gives us a TON of time to take pics too 🙂

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