(Closed) How long was your reception?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
  • poll: How many hours was your reception

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  • Post # 17
    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Our reception was 2.5 hours. Started at 2, ended at 4:30. The wedding started at 1:30. 

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    @daybyday:  We’re also weird, I suppose. Haha. 🙂

    Post # 18
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our ceremony starts at 5:30 and will be about 30 minutes.  Cocktail hour from 6~7ish.  Our venue is requiring us to be out by 11, so 5 hours plus the ceremony.  

    Post # 19
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I was worried mine was going to be too short, but after looking at this, mine is longer than average. Ceremony is at 4, cocktail hour is from 4.30, main reception starts at 5.30 and will end at 11.30

    Post # 20
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @daybyday:  Hey ours is the same!!! We booked an all inclusive venue and that includes 4 hrs just for the ceremony and reception. They allow us an hr and a half to come in before the ceremony to setup and then an hr after for take down. Addt hrs would cost $300/hr.

    Post # 21
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ceremony is at 5:30

    Cocktail hour is 6:00-6:45

    Dinner is 7:00

    Reception changes over to a rave type event at 9:30 

    Bride and Groom leave at 11:00

    We expect people to leave soon after so they can clean and pack up as quickly as possibly because it’s an hour away from home and my son will be staying with my grandparents who are helping to clean up.

    Post # 22
    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    6 hours for reception but whole wedding is 9 hours

    Post # 23
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    4pm ceremony; 5pm cocktails; 630pm dinner; 815pm-1215am live band; but we have fireworks at 1030pm so there’s the option for guests to leave sooner; we all need to be out by 1am. Total: 7hr reception.

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