(Closed) Wedding/Reception times?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had about 1.5 hours of pictures, but did half before the ceremony and half after.  Whenever possible, I think it’s nice to shorten (or remove) the gap between ceremony and reception.  I also agree with you that it’s kinda weird to have the ceremony right at lunchtime and then not serve lunch or any refreshments until 3.  Could you do most (or all) of your pictures before the ceremony?  Then you could start the reception sooner.  I think 2 pm would be a great time to hold the ceremony, and then you could start the reception at 3 or 3:30.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that I’d expect lunch if I went to a wedding that started at noon or 12:30.  I would probably be unhappy if I was expected to go out on my own to get lunch between the wedding and the reception.

I agree with Mrs. Spring’s suggestion of a 2 pm ceremony.  We opted to do photos before the ceremony so our guests won’t have to wait for us and so we can do them all while we’re feeling fresh.  (We’re having an outdoor ceremony in July…)

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