(Closed) Reception Times. Too Long? Liquor / App suggestions!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010


How long is your ceremony going to be? Mine is an hour and we have almost three hours between our ceremony and reception, but the two are about 15 minutes drive apart and we have a lot of local guest. For our friends and family, that’s pretty normal. We’re offering suggestions of things to do during the downtime, but it sounds like your guests will be kinda stuck at the location since it is outside of town.

Think about the last time you were at a wedding in your circle of friends/family. How long did you have to kill time between the two? Did you think it was excessive? What about what your family/friends think? I would ask a few close people for their opinion. You aren’t going to make everyone happy, but if the people you are close with are cool with it, I think that’s pretty good.

We asked some of our cousins who live about an hour away about our downtime and they were okay with it. They said they usually use that time to go run and pick up a last minute card or more batteries, or whatever else they might need.

And as far as appetizers, we’re just doing cheese/crackers, veggies and one hot option we have yet to pick.

Post # 4
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

how set are you on the whole no-seeing-the-bride-before-the-wedding-thing?  If it isn’t important you could take all your pictures before the ceremony (you’ll all be freshly done-up then, too), and then you could get the reception started earlier.  I know, personally, I’ve been to a few weddings where the in between time was way too long, and people tend to get drunk a lot faster when that’s the case. but, ultimately, do what you think works best for you.

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