(Closed) Timing of Brooklyn wedding.. too much of a gap?

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

can you push up the cocktail hour? they’ll be mingling with each other at the cocktail hour, so time for that is not needed at the church.

are people staying in a hotel near the reception site so they could go back to their rooms? what are people supposed to do for just 45 minutes?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I actually think that gap is fine.  You are right.  People will linger at the ceremony site for a while.  It will take them time to file out, catch up with so and so, organize how they are going to drive and who’s riding with who, get to their cars, drive to the new location, and find parking. 

You know your guests best but my family would take forever with this process!  And they live in BK so I am familiar with the traffic and parking situations.  As long as your reception site will be open so that they can go in if they are early, I think you’ll be fine.

My only concern would be do you think people will walk to the reception from the first location?  In that case they may be really early.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Love the Brooklyn Bridge Park idea! It is really nice and a lot of folks don’t know about it.  I think it’ll be fine just make sure the doors aren’t locked if they arrive before 6.  I’ve had that happen as a guest.  The place was still setting up and we went to the nearest place – a bowling alley – in our formal wear to wait.  Tongue out

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