- 10 years ago
My wedding ceremony starts at 3:30, and the reception is about 30 minutes from the church. Fiance and I are debating what time to have the cocktail hour start. We were thinking plan on the ceremony (and receiving line, etc) to go until 4:30, and have the cocktail hour start at 5:30 and have us be announced at 6:30. i though that most people won’t leave the church right away afterwards, and it will give them a little time to make the trip without feeling rushed, or in case they get lost. Do you think that’s too much time though? I don’t want them to feel like they’re waiting around. I’m trying to find a balance to have enough time for pictures and so that I don’t feel like we’re running late, but I don’t want our guests unhappy! Thoughts?