(Closed) Is 5 Hours Enough Time?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
2260 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think that your timeline sounds good.  Especially with it being a Sunday!

Post # 3
1740 posts
Bumble bee

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lwansley1016 :  for me that would not be enough time. It goes FAST. My wedding ceremony was at five (same location as reception) and it went until midnight and it was still barely long enough for me. Though a lot of people left earlier (older relatives and some people who tired) around 10-1030, for me it was important to go as long as I could. It may depend on your personality and your personal inclination. I always “knew” I wanted the party to be long as possible and ruled out venues that didn’t allow music past ten, etc. 

Post # 4
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It does seem short to me, especially with everything going soooo fast on the day as it is! I’d add on a half hour at least.

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think you’re fine. Since it’s Sunday, most guest will leave a bit early anyway.

Post # 6
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that hasn’t been partying until the early hours of the morning, but that may be a culture thing. Though as its a Sunday and people would be working the following day, I would think you’d be fine. 

Post # 7
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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lwansley1016 :  I think for a Sudnay wedding it should be perfect because most people will want to go home early to get ready for work Monday. We extended our wedding but it was a Saturday evening wedding and everyone wanted to continue the party. I think you should be fine with the timeline as is.

Post # 8
135 posts
Blushing bee

This would be very strange for a British wedding, we usually party until the bar closes(11pm earliest). But I hear american weddings are very different so i’m sure it will be great! 

Post # 10
15 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’ve been a part of weddings that had an even shorter timeline. Yours sounds good!

Post # 11
9436 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My wedding was 4.5 hours (6:30-11 PM). It was perfect. We had the option to add an extra hour up until 10 pm that night and absolutely didn’t feel it was needed.

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