Help me with my timeline – 1am or 2am finish?

posted 10 months ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

The downtime seems quite long to be honest, 2 hours for? You don’t really need this much time to be honest, it might also mean people are more tired

no other issues for me :-)-!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’ll be honest. You’d probably lose me at the 4pm downtime. 

 

Thays a really long day. Our 3pm wedding ended at 9pm. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I have to agree with PP’s the time between 2-6 seems like a lot. 4 hours for lunch, pictures, games, and downtime would be exhausting. I would not be into a 12/13 hour event. My wedding started at 4 and ended at 9, no downtime, just an hour cocktail hour while the venue was switched from ceremony mode to reception mode!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

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zias :  If I was a guest, I fill like I would rather go check into the hotel quickly between dinner, and the party rather than the downtime. Most guests might be checked out if you make it that late especially if they have children. I would either do a later ceromony or plan an ending that is a bit shorter than 1am. I think if I was staying, I’d probably ask the hotel about an early check in and get my keys before the wedding then running around during it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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zias :  Even with the downtime that seems like an incredibly long day…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

If this is a non American wedding, I think it’s fine. All day weddings with time gaps to rest and freshen up are expected. If your fiance’s family is used to late night parties, I would extend until 2 AM.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

That is a super long day. Our 4:45 start time wedding ended by midnight. Virtually from like 3-6 there’s a gap….a 3 hour gap is pretty long. 

Are you in the US? Is this a destination wedding?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

I agree with PPs, I would be completely exhausted with a 13 hour event.  I would look at skipping the lunch and moving the ceremony later, and then do dinner/dancing until midnight or 1 at the latest.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Am I right in thinking you are a uk bee?

This timeline sounds fine to me, most weddings I’ve been to are like this.

I would do snack at 10 and extend until 2

Post # 15
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Busy bee

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zias :  I was surprised by this too, but honestly from the uk’s point of view this is normal! And the downtime is too, and usually very welcome. 

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