(Closed) How long is your reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

7PM-1AM!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

6-midnight..I think 6 hours is to short lol considering everything we have to fit in!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

ours was 4:30 to midnight.  But it actually got done a little early I think.  People were tired.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our cocktail hour starts at 3:30 and we have to be off the site by 9:30 (done with clean up and everything).  We have the site for 8 hours total but a good chunk of that time is for the caterer and florist to set up.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Cocktail hour was 4:45-5:45.  Dinner & etc was 6:00-10:15ish.  Most of our guests had left by 10pm, just people close to us who helped with clean-up were there past 10. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Cocktail “hour” is 4:30 – 6 PM, then the reception proper is from 6 until 11, so total time is 6.5 hours.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our “cocktail hour” (in the same space) starts at 1 and the whole reception ends at 6.  The space is rented in 4-hour blocks but I ended up paying for another hour because that seemed too short.  And lately I’ve become paranoid that 5 hours is now too long.  Gah!  I hate all this wedding stress!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

7:30 – Midnight

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

5 to 11

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

the cocktail ‘hour’ will be 5-6:30, then the ceremony, and the reception 8-whenever we’re done, we don’t have to be out by any time but my guess is that it’ll go til 1, 2

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our cocktail hour is from 6:00 to 7:00 and the reception lasts until 11:30.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

6 to midnight !

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The ceremony starts at 5:30pm and hopefully ends on time at 6pm. Cocktail hour from 6pm to 7pm. and the reception will end at 1am!

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