(Closed) How long will your reception last?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours will be about 5 hours…. if we want longer we can get the DJ to stay and keep the party going. But 10 hours sounds EXHAUSTING.

Especially if I were the bride and groom!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that is long! Ours is only from 5-10.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

that sounds awful to me! 

our ceremony starts at 4, then we have our reception immediately after and it ends at 10.  i imagine there will be some bar action after that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

is there a break?  Some people schedule a break between the ceremony and the reception so they can take pictures. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@BoiledPNut: Dude, not terrible at all. That’s too much wedding for me, and I love weddings!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wow, that seems really long to me too! I’d be taking a break myself!

Our ceremony was at 4:30, cocktails were right after and the reception went on until 1 am.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine will only be about 3.5-4 hours.  It will start around 6 and end at 10.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That seems long with no break.

My ceremony will be at 12:30 with a cocktail hour and late lunch reception following. It will end at 5pm. Then we plan to have an after party starting around 7pm. It will be a casual thing and while everyone will be welcome we really only expect our close friends and family to want to keep partying with us. That will end when everyone calls it a night.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, I’d be exhausted after 10 hours!

Ours will be 5 hours including the cocktail hour. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ours will be from 6-midnight. But most of the other venues only offered 5 hours, we are glad for the extra hours since the best receptions tend to end early. 10 hours is way too long!

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