(Closed) Reception Time Mistake. How bad did I mess up?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How bad is this?
    You really messed that one up : (1 votes)
    8 %
    No big deal; nobody will notice. It is still 4 hours long. : (11 votes)
    92 %
    I love when the reception ends early! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Well, you would have had the venue until 9pm, if you would have rented it starting at 4pm like your invitations stated. I don’t think theres a huge difference inbetween 830 and 9, I don’t think it’s a big deal.

    Post # 5
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    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    but you were planning on having it end at 9 anyways?

    Post # 6
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I don’t think it’s a very big deal…though my reception is ending at 730.  We’re getting married at the same venue at 200 and then we have the room for 5 hours.  We’re going to have an after party type thing at dave and busters for whomever wants to come.  I think you’ll be fine.

    Post # 7
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    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Aww you sound so sad!!! Is there anyway you can get an extra hour or two, it sounds like you aren’t thrilled about what time it ends. On the other hand, the earlier it ends, the sooner you can get back to your honeymoon suite! πŸ˜‰

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it makes total sense that you wouldn’t want people arriving right when you get the place.  You would need some time to light candles etc at LEAST.

    I don’t see why you’re telling guest how long the reception is?  I don’t think I ever mentioned it to anybody that we had to be out by midnight.

    If you want to party on, why not have an after party?

    Post # 10
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Miss Seersucker: FWIW I’m paying to extend my reception 30 minutes but I’m closing the bar. I figure people will be on the dance floor at that point or leaving anyway. 

    Post # 13
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yeah, you definitely want some cushion.  We had our ceremony area for two hours from 1:30-3:30 (including set up time), so we started our ceremony at 2:30 to allow 30 min to decorate, and 30 minutes for seating.  Sounds like they build in setup time outside your 5 hours for you, so that’s great, but you definitely still want time for people to get seated.

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