(Closed) Too much time?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

To me 3:30 or 4 makes more sense. Is there a particular reason to wait until 5? Remember that guests are not participating in the pictures and most would leave right after your ceremony. You don’t want to leave them with an awkward time gap if you can avoid it. If you start it at 3-something, you guys will probably arrive around 4:00 since you obviously don’t have to be there for the whole cocktail hour.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@brandie.carrano: Hm. I mean it’s not unheard of! So don’t despair. I’m just not the right Bee for your question! Lol. We’re skipping cocktail hour and doing photos pre-ceremony so I’m a weirdo.

I have heard of others having a bit of time in-between. If guests weren’t near their homes (like out of town weddings) then people sometimes gave them all kinds of info of places to go see, things to do, some form of entertainment.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@brandie.carrano: Maybe you could put it on the back, I think that’d be good. Either that or some small “goodie bags” with like directions to places, etc. I don’t really know! But it sounds like something I’d appreciate.

Post # 10
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468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Centro de recepciones Los Incas

have them go to a retobar and put a tab of like 200 and let them order drinks….that will keep them well occupied

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

our ceremony ends at 3. starts at 2 but it’s a catholic wedding so it probably will last close to an hour.. then pics and all that.. our reception won’t start till 6. people can just go home and relax.. we’re going to put on the invitation.. ceremony 2-3

reception 6-11 so they know that there’s a 3 hour gap

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

5pm is a good time…

 you want to give yourself PLENTY of extra time on your day.  (as long as your guests know the times of everything and where to go they will figure something out…)

If you are having a recieving line it can take a while for all the guests to get though…  formal pics with family can take a while if you are having trouble hunting down people or have a lot of pics to take, if you are taking pics of you and your hubby & bridal party afterwards that can take 45 min.  

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