(Closed) old people

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ha, i swear my mom has dinner at 4pm while watching “her shows”

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Weird to hear complaints about the time unless you have a huge gap from ceremony to reception of multiple hours…  (like wedding at one and reception at six)  In that case, I would say that the complaints are legit.  But only because it cause a hardship on guests.  Ideally, the wedding reception should be close enough that the guest aren’t stuck waiting too long. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OMG, this just made me LOL!  I’m so sorry you have to deal with stupid things such as this…what a pain!  I think 6:00 is the PERFECT time to have dinner…and if the old fogees can’t handle that, then I hope they eat before or pack a snack for themselves! They’re certainly old enough to plan ahead and they have the life experience to know that it’s not respectful to complain over something as petty as that.  Good luck to you! haha.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Haha how silly! It is not unusual to have a reception/dinner at that time. (Not to mention, in NY having dinner at 9 or 10 pm isn’t even considered outrageous!) I would say don’t stress about it because most guests won’t think twice about it. Anyone who has issues with it will just have to eat a snack beforehand! Sheesh, are people helpless or what? Lol

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

my grandpa eats dinner at 3-3:30 haha.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Whhaaaaatt? Our dinner will be around the same time as yours though we are having cocktail hour at 5pm after the ceremony.

You’re hilarious, just don’t aim for their face when throwing granola bars!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bigcitybee:  I’m from Jersey and we always ate at 9pm. When I moved to the midwest and everyone was eating at 5 it drove me nuts. Especially because the on campus cafe closed at 8, before I was hungry.

@Jamie42003:  Our reception will have dinner at 7ish, which the venue chose. Are you having a cocktail hour? Then the starving guests can start snacking at 5pm. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I totally understand.  I’m getting complaints about things being too early.  We’re doing getting ready pictures at 2, first look at 3, and ceremony at 5.  I’ve heard complaints from almost all the girls that they can’t believe they have to do hair and makeup from 9-12 and that their hair will be flat by the ceremony. And then complaints that the reception ends at 11 (that’s the latest the venue would let us) but we’re having an after party, geez.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow. I have never heard of people complaining to the couple about their choices. If they don’t like it, they can stay home. Don’t change your plans to suit people who can’t be pleased no matter what. Age is irrelevant, especially since there are plenty of older folks who are happy to be invited and don’t care what time anything is, and they have plenty of tact not to complain about anything. But you never hear about any polite guests.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@eloping:  Ha! I like how you wrote “her shows.” Sometimes I joke around and say I’m watching “my programs.” 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well if your copping it with a 5.00pm dinner were going to really cop it with our 6.30 one!!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Jamie42003:  

 

Yeah, you do need something in between, cos the olds will need something to do that doesn’t involve too much walking. I can hardly see them sitting at a bar for 4 hours.

It’s a very long time for elderly. And kids for that matter.

So yes, I’d say you do need something for people to do, unless they’re already very close to home or their hotels, so they can at least go home and have something to eat or a nap.

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