(Closed) Time-line help!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4334 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

looks fine to me (from the perspective of pictures.) are you also serving dinner? 

Post # 5
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Usually the cocktail hour is going on while you’re taking photos, so the guests have something to do and something to eat/drink while they’re waiting for you to finish photos and get the actual reception started.  If your guests leave the ceremony location at about 5 and arrive at the reception venue about 6, what are they going to be doing until 7?


Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee

your cocktails should start when your guests arrive at the ceremony location (530 — your guests wont wait around while you take pics at the church). you can have a cocktail hour and a half if you like. good luck!

Post # 7
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with the other posts… the cocktail hour is for quests so they arent bored out of their minds while you take pictures…

Have you thought about taking most of the pictures before the ceremony?

For instance, you can take all the ones of you and your bridesmaids, etc. (all the ones that arent the bride/groom together) ahead of time that way you dont have to extend it any longer than necessary.


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