(Closed) Cocktail hour/pictures timing

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@StarIzInkd: If the cocktail hour is your favorite part, why not skip having a dinner and have a cocktail reception?  Take the elements you like best about them and make them part of the whole evening.

Post # 5
1133 posts
Bumble bee

I’m having the same time issue in my head. I looove cocktail hour. So many little things to choose from, drinks, up and mingling with friends and family. We are having the ceremony/reception at the same place also…while we take pictures, our guests will be drinking, mingling, eating. I’m so much concerned about missing it for pictures BUT I am just curious on how long the cocktail hour should be. I KNOW it says HOUR but is that the standard amount of time?? lol

I would never do pics before either, I just cant imagine doing that…When my sister finally arrived at her cocktail hour..there was about 15-20 minutes left. I think she was happy with that! 

Post # 7
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t want to miss our cocktail hour either. We did almost all our photos before hand and just a few after. We were there for almost the whole cocktail hour that happened right after the ceremony. It worked great for us and I don’t feel like anything was missed by seeing eachother before hand.

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