(Closed) Simple Cake and Punch Reception. How much time needed?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many hours for reception?
    1.5 hours : (1 votes)
    11 %
    2 hours : (5 votes)
    56 %
    3 hours : (3 votes)
    33 %
    Something else (mention in comments) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    481 posts
    Helper bee

    Especially if you want a crowd there to “see you off” I would think that erring on the side of shortness would be better. I went to one reception that sort of dragged on, and by the end there were only ~10 of us there to see the bride and groom off (my Fiance was the best man). As soon as people don’t have much more to do, they leave. 

    On the other hand, if you were careful about staggering things (toasts/cake cutting/etc.) I’ll bet you could get a whole three hours out of it. Two just sounds more manageable.

    Post # 4
    5003 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’m doing a cake and punch reception, and I’m thinking 3 hours tops. Realistically, I’m thinking about 2-2.5, but I think it’s better to be prepared for longer. 

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