(Closed) Friday Ceremony and Reception Times?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am getting married at 4:15 on 4/15!  It is a Friday and I know that some people will have to take off from work, but most have not had a problem with that.  My cockatil hour will start at 5 (or right after the ceremony.)  The only thing with having a ceremony at 2:30 and the reception at 5 is there is a lot of down time in between.  Besides driving what will your guests do?

Post # 4
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

 Fivepm is early for cocktail hour, especially for the people who are just coming to your reception, not jsut the ceremony. What time is dinner? If dinner’s at six, you’ll be fine they can always miss the cocktail hour.

Post # 5
1076 posts
Bumble bee

Why the giant lag between the ceremony and the reception?

Post # 6
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i’m having my ceremony at 1pm (also a friday 03/11/11) and dinner is at 5pm tho not all of our guests are invited to dinner the actual reception aka party will start at 7pm ceremony and reception are a 45 minute drive during since we have a destination wedding they can do as they please with there free time while some guests will go home and change into a different outfit for the reception

Post # 7
709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are getting married on a friday and everyone will need to be seated by 7:30 for the cemerony than cocktail followed right after than the reception until 1 am. It will go back so fast. We are having it late in the evening so people are able to come after work.

Post # 9
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a Friday wedding with a 2:30 ceremony and a 5:30 cocktail hour.  It was definitely enough time.  I think we can and sat with our guests in the courtyard for about 45 minutes before cocktail hour even started.

Post # 10
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m having a Friday wedding with a 4 pm ceremony and 4:30 cocktail hour.  People will have to take a half day or skip work on Fri, but oh well.  We checked with all the important people whether this is ok, and they all okayed it.  Everyone else can choose to come or not come.  I would cater to the guests most important to you…sounds like that would be the elderly relative.

I would move the ceremony and cocktail hour times closer together to keep guests entertained while you take photos… and maybe stretch the cocktail hour a little longer if you want to be there for part of it.  I think that’s what we’ll be doing.  What about taking pics before the ceremony?

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