over 10 hours
We got married in a church and the lastest time starting time we can get was
5:15-5:45 Picture time with Guest(we had an unplugged ceremony so we did picture time it was supposed to last 20 minutes so it went way over time.Thank god for our wedding planner who managed to make a line and make it streamline and manage to get at least half the guest to cocktail hour on time.
5:30/6:10- 7:15-Cocktail hour/ guest signing our “guestbook”, again thanks to wedding planner she had the foresight to ask the photobooth people not to open at this time so we managed to get back on time.
7:15- our guest went to the ball room, got seated , first dance, speeches started, people got drinks
7:30- 8:45-Speeches ended, first course started being served. We spent 40 minutes greeting each table, we slipped away to our sweetheart table, it was amazing and I’m so happy that we did this, I ask the photographer not to come, and we had nice relaxing alone time to eat.
8:50- Cake Cutting, dessert table, bar re-opened, photobooth opened, we had the whole building, so we used the smaller quieter room down the stairs from the main ballroom it had it’s own music, and view to outside, and sofa’s I was pleasantly surprised that people I expected to leave early hung around until about midnight or so.
9-1:30am- Drinking and dance party galore!
11:10- late night mini sliders we had lamb,kobe beef, lobster, Shrimp and bacon, chicken, with home made chips, and Rosemary parmesan fries, various dipping sauces.
12- Our caterers were done cleaning up, and left,
12:45 bar shut down
1:30- last dance, we had about 55 people who made it to the end! Which is more then we expected so 30 people got on the shuttle, and again thanks to my wedding planners who called and arranged for a couple taxis to be waiting.
I heard there was after party until about 3am, I was tired and basically had my husaband take off my dress, and I passed out at the hotel, Fi went for another hour I think.