(Closed) Catholic Bees w/ gap – how long is your reception?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: How long is your post-gap reception?
    Under 4 hours : (6 votes)
    24 %
    4 hours : (0 votes)
    5 hours : (12 votes)
    48 %
    6 hours : (5 votes)
    20 %
    More than 6 hours : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Other (explain in comments) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Our reception was 5 hours – I think that is pretty standard. Our ceremony was from 2-3 and our reception was from 5-10

    Post # 4
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    our ceremony is at 12 and our reception starts at 6. we have the reception site for 5.5 hours but my dad is willing to pay for us to be there all night if everyone is still dancing and partying.

    Post # 5
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    well my ceremony is at 5, cocktail our from 6:30-7:30 dinner from 7:30-11:30

    I think a normal “dinner” is 4 hours not including the cocktail hour. All together should be at least 5 hours for the reception, otherwise I think it will feel rushued. Plus that ends a little early 9? what is everyone going to do afterwards, I wouldnt think they would be ready for bed! Can you add an hour?

    Post # 6
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    None!  We’re doing an 11 AM wedding and a late, super nice lunch.  We will do pictures for an hour after the ceremony while our guests to cocktail hour and the reception venue (4 minutes away). 

    Post # 7
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Wedding at 2.  Reception at 6pm.  I think it will go until midnight or so.  That’s about 6 hrs.

    Post # 8
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Wedding at 2.  Cocktail hour starting at 4:30.  Reception was supposed to go till midnight but it ended a little early (maybe 11:30).  I guess that would make the reception 7 hours long!

    Post # 9
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Wedding is at 1 and the reception is at 6 and lasting for 6 hours.

    Post # 10
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Wedding was at 1 and the reception was from 4 to 9.

    Post # 11
    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    My daughter’s wedding was at 12 noon and lasted 45 min. The cocktail hour started at 2pm (the reception was about 20 min away- longer depending on traffic). We originally had the venue from 2-6 and all along I never thought that was long enough. My husband finally convinced our daughter to let us extend the reception 1 hour. (We were paying for most of the wedding and she didn’t want us to spend any more money). The week before the wedding we extended it and were sooo glad we did.

    I agree with your mother to extend it.

    Post # 12
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Wedding at 2:30 and cocktail hour starts at 6, reception ends at 11pm. Long day but it seems as though everyone is really excited about it and will be staying after at the hotel on the beach to continue celebrating 🙂

    Post # 13
    1025 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our wedding was at 2, reception at 6, lasted till 11. But we left around 10:30, only family was really left after 10. Though family kept partying till around 12 anyway (it was in our backyard, the DJ just left around 11). 4 hours is plenty, but 9 is kinda early to stop.

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