(Closed) How much time between ceremony and reception?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


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
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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.

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