Post # 1
the ceremony will end at 4 but then we cant go to the reception until 6. obviously the bridal party will be kill time with the photo shoot but what am i meant to do about the guests? i asked the reception venue if they can take guests earlier and they said no 🙁
By advice? it will be dark by 5 so i cant moce ceremony later because then we will have VERY limited light for photos. im completely stuck on what to do!
Post # 3
@Gemma_Leigh: I had pretty much the same gap and it worked out fine. I put a list of local bars, museums, coffee shops, zoo, etc. on the wedding program that we handed out at the ceremony. It’s a pretty common Catholic ceremony problem (not sure if youre having a Catholic ceremony or not), so I think a lot of people are familiar with it, none of my guests seemed to mind!
Post # 4
I have been to weddings with a larger gap between ceremony and reception.
In some of those cases the guests were invited to the mother of the grooms house for a luncheon and in other cases guests were given refreshments at the chapel site after the ceremony. You could also always invite them to the gardens or wherever you have having your phots taken and provide refreshments for them there.