(Closed) Length of Your Reception?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How Long is Your Reception? (NOT counting the cermony)

    1-3 hours

    4-5 hours

    6-8 hours

    9+ hours

    Overnight party / Sleep Over / Days

  • Post # 17
    5891 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Biggest determining factor was the venue. Couldn’t get in until 11 am to decorate. Ceremony at 12:30 (same location), cocktail 12:45-1:45, sit down 1:45-4:00. No dancing. Still too short!!

    Post # 18
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    Post # 19
    3048 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Ours will probably be 4 hours. Cocktail hour starts at 7, then dinner is at 8. We chose to end at 11 because I think my venue wants us completely gone by 12… they also said in the contract to have 5 consecutive hours from the ceremony to the end of the reception. Fine with me, I’m going to be extremely tired as it is!

    Post # 20
    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My wedding is on a Sunday afternoon. So we don’t think it will end up being too long.

    Post # 21
    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our reception is from 7-11.  I guess there’s an 11:00 curfew because our venue is a historic landmark/European style hotel + grand ballroom.  I’m thinking afterparty somewhere if I’m not absolutely tired haha. 

    Post # 22
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our reception starts at 5:30pm, we will get there shortly after 6pm and dinner right away, then all the formal stuff. Dancing estimated to start by say 8:30 or 9pm. We have the venue until 1am. I’m thinking our band will play to about midnight and then we can have diy music for the remainder. This way hopefully most people will leave before we have to be out of there.

    Post # 23
    10355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    4.5 hours! Just long enough!

    Post # 24
    390 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    3-4 hours max

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