Post # 1
I’m getting ready to order my invites and I can’t decide what time to start the reception. We are getting married at 2pm and I don’t know if we should start the reception at 5, 5:30 or even 6. I’m leaning towards 5:30 (open doors at 5 for people to start with cookies and such) and allowing time for pictures more limo time if possible.
How much time are you having between? How long do you think pictures take?
Looking forward to your advice!
Post # 3
My wedding is starting at 2pm too! We are opening the doors at 5.30 and we are walking through the door at 6pm.
Gives us heaps and heaps of times for photos 🙂 and to actually just chill out a little.
Post # 4
Our wedding is at 2pm, with cocktail hour starting at 3:30. We plan on arriving at the end of cocktail hour – 4:30. I was thinking of doing the first dance at about 5 and then going into dinner.
Post # 5
Our wedding was at 2pm. Our cocktail hour started at 4:30 pm, dinner at 5:30pm. We arrived at the venue at 4pm to take photos around the property and outside. I don’t think we went inside the actual reception until 5pm or so. We cut the cake at 5:15, and had our DJ do the grand entrance for us and the bridal party at 5:25 right before the dinner started.
Post # 6
We’re doing a lot of our pictures beforehand, so once the ceremony is done we’ll do a cocktail hour, then we’ll get out reception started :]
Our ceremony starts at 5:30, cocktail hour from 6-7, then reception starting at 7.
Post # 7
Our ceremony is a 2pm and our cocktail hour is at 6pm. Unfortunately this is the only slot at my church and we can’t start cocktail hour earlier since there is a wedding before ours.