Post # 1
Our ceremony is going to be at eleven am on September 10. Unfortunatley the one o clock slot was already taken. We were planning to have an evening reception starting at like five or six. I feel bad that our guests arent going to have anything to do between that time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?? Thank you!!
Post # 3
Are you getting married in a tourist town? Are there any local attractions that you could arrange for your guests to see?
Post # 4
I have thought of that and most of our guests are local so they have already been to most of the attractions..
Post # 5
If mostly everyone is local then I would probably just let them entertain themselves. A six hour gap is pretty huge so you wouldn’t really be able to entertain them for that long anyway.
Post # 6
I’d try to find a different ceremony site if at all possible one that could accomodate you later in the day.
Post # 7
Is there any way you could start the reception earlier? Or use a different ceremony site that you could do later.
This seems like a very long gap.
Post # 8
Wow, this sounds exactly like me. Sept 10, 11am. This was actually our first choice time because we were going to do a family-only lunch, and an everybody-get-back-together evening reception. But despite having been worried about the gap since the very beginning and deciding it was ok, now my mom is suggesting scrapping the lunch and just having the reception as a lunch thing. Which I’m fine wiht in theory… pending whether the reception venue is available earlier, but more importantly, we would need to figure out how to get everything set up for people to arrive right after the ceremony. Sigh!
I haven’t heard of many people (or anyone) reporting back on how a long gap went, so I’m undecided. The last wedding I went to, there was only a 2-3 hour gap, but we still went back to where we were staying and took a nap, which was great.