Post # 1
Our wedding is really small, 14-16 including us. We’re planning to do most of our pictures before our ceremony, so we’ll only have half an hour of photos at the most left for afterwards. We’re going to have a small cocktail hour to fill the time between the ceremony and dinner. Given how small our wedding is, would it be reasonable to have a 30 or 45 minutes cocktail hour rather than a full hour?
Post # 3
I see no reason why not! Especially with that small of a wedding. Sounds great!
Post # 4
I think it’s fine, I think I been to a cocktail hour that was 45mins before. Considering how small your wedding is it will be more then enough time for people to mingle and enjoy a few cocktails
Post # 5
@radical4peace: Thanks! I want everyone well fed and entertained, but don’t want the guests to have to stand around waiting for things to happen.
@TwoCityBride: Thanks! I’m trying to make sure that I take into account the smaller size. There won’t be much wait for drinks or food, so I think it will move a bit faster than cocktail hour for a larger group.
Post # 6
Its your wedding, so it can be as long/short as you’d like!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We’re having around 100, and we’re planning on about 45 minutes for the cocktail hour (then another 10 minutes to herd people to their seats!)
Post # 8
Yes, that’s a great idea for a smaller wedding. We went to a very intimate wedding of 30 and the cocktail hour felt like it went on for ages (partially bc we didn’t really know anyone there).