Post # 31
That seems reasonable. 2 1/2 hours is a lot more then we realize. Unless you want to foot the bill for more hours but I don’t think it’s worth it.
My wedding that would be fine, I only plan on sticking around for a bit after all the traditional dances because honestly i’d be completely exsaughsted and we’re getting up early for our flight to Orlando so we’ll probably end the wedding around 9 or 10, leaving some time for the guest to enjoy themselves if they want to keep partying after we leave, because that happens a lot at weddings i’ve gone too. Sometimes I didn’t even know the Bride and Groom left cause they ducked out lol!
Post # 32
As many as possible and I get sad every time I look at our time line because I don’t think it leaves enough time no matter what 🙁 Our venue requires sound off by 10:00pm. We are cutting out everything (no bouquet toss, special dances, toasts) to try to get right to dancing.
Post # 33
We have 3 1/2 hours planned
Post # 34
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
We had planned for four hours…but ended up shutting down the wedding an hour early because by midnight there were maybe 12 people left and none of them were really dancing anymore.
Personally 2.5 hours sounds fine!
Post # 35
Hi! French bee here 🙂
I once was a bridesmaid at one of my friend’s wedding in the States, and my boyfriend and I were sooo surprised when the wedding ended just before 10pm!!!! Now I see it is pretty common within the US?? Why is that? Is it really expensive to add more hours? Here in France we just don’t count.. we can either end the dancing at 2am or 5am if people are still up to dancing.
I feel for you bees 🙁
Post # 36
stellia : part of it is expense. I’m in a US city on the east coast and my venue fee is $3500 for 5 hours. That doesn’t include food or anything, it’s just for the space. Each additional hour is $350. Some venues are also affected by noise ordinances and can’t play loud music after 11pm. On top of that, I think it could also be cultural. From my (limited) experience, in the US dinners/nightlife tend to start earlier and wrap up on the earlier side.
And you don’t have to feel for us–or not me, anyway! I like my sleep and I’ll be perfectly happy to wrap up my wedding around 11pm, maybe have an afterparty for about an hour, and collapse into bed with my new husband 🙂
Post # 37
flip_flop : Yes I believe it might be cultural, but I understand if some bees can’t spend that much money. And ok I won’t feel bad for you 😉 I just said that because I felt the tone of some bees was sad/regretful. But in the end what matters is that everyone has the wedding they want!
Post # 38
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
We are having about 3-4 hours of dancing. It seems enough for us.
Post # 39
We danced for about 3 hours and we could have gone all night! It was so much fun and the best night ever!