(Closed) How long does your wedding celebration last?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How long was your wedding celebration (ceremony and reception)?
    Less than 3 hours : (0 votes)
    3-4 hours : (0 votes)
    4-5 hours : (5 votes)
    10 %
    5-6 hours : (14 votes)
    27 %
    6-7 hours : (5 votes)
    10 %
    7-8 hours : (9 votes)
    18 %
    8-9 hours : (5 votes)
    10 %
    9-10 hours : (4 votes)
    8 %
    10-11 hours : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Ceremony at 2:30, cocktail hour at 4:30 leading into reception, reception over around 10.

    I have no choice in ceremony time, we’re getting married in a Catholic Church. Because of how early it is we are starting things off with cocktail hour a little sooner than I’d like so as to not have a huge gap.

    Post # 4
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    We are having a 6pm ceremony and our reception ends at 1am so 7 hours. Though family and friends are flying in for 5-7 days so in some ways we have an even longer celebration 🙂 

    Our timings were pretty much set by the venue as we have a per person package deal. Though we though it sounded perfect as well. We will have a first look before at around 4pm, some drinks and nibbles and relaxing time in the bridal suite at 5pm and then ceremony followed straight by cocktail hour and reception (Sit down meal) and dancing. Pretty classic set up I think. Look forward to seeing what everyone else is planning though 🙂 

    Post # 5
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Ceremony starting at 1, reception continuing at the same venue until 11 and an after party for those staying at the hotel for as long as people want to carry on (knowing our friends, probably around 3am).  So definitely 10 hours, possibly more than 12!

    Post # 6
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mines a week long lol

    Post # 7
    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    our ceremony starts at 4, cocktail hour at 4:45ish, and dinner/reception starts at 6! everyone should start to leave around 930, and the venue should be cleared out by 10!

    Post # 8
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Cocktail hour @ the hotel 1:30-2:30pm

    Last minute bathroom breaks, freshening up, and pictures on the beach 2:30-3:00pm

    Ceremony & reception on the sailboat (barring further vendor drama) 3:00-6:00pm

    Post # 9
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    6 hours. Ceremony started at 5, followed by cocktail hour, and reception lasted until 11.

    Post # 10
    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My ceremony started at 5:30 p.m., reception from 6-9, second line parade and then an after party on Bourbon Street until midnight!

    Post # 11
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We planned to be 9-10 hours, ended up in the 12+ category. The ceremony was at 4:00, dinner was at 6:00, dancing from 8:00-1:00. However, once they closed up the dance, we were given the outside lounge area and people ordered pizza, ate extra cake, and partied with us way past 4 AM. I think we finally got to our honeymoon suite at 5AM..6 hours before checkout, lol.

    Post # 12
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Our ceremony was at 3:30, and reception ended at 1:30am, so 10 hours. During that time we had the ceremony, cocktails and hors d’oeurves, photos taken, dinner, and the dance.

    Post # 13
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @indibee:  sounds like an awesome time!

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