Post # 1
I have guest coming from out of town on my Fiancée side about 2/2+ hours away they can’t go back to my in laws place cause they live 45 mins away from the church and hall and they can’t come to my parents place cause they we’ll be at the hall setting up and cleaNing up from the church of need be while I’m getting picture taken in between. But we want them to go to a place I between but nothing like a restarunt or anything like that cause the wedding is at 2 and the reception for people to show up is at 5pm eat dinner is at 6 pm when We show up. So what can the out of Towners do in between the wedding/ reception and not show up after the wedding to the hall? PLEASE HELP
Post # 2
What’s nearby? I’d go grab a bite to eat and/or a drink.
Post # 3
On my wedding website, I gave guests a heads-up that there would be a “Catholic gap” and provided some ideas for them during that time. These included local bars (for friends), playgrounds (for those with kids), museums/art installlations, and I also included the option of going back to their hotels to rest up for the big party!
Post # 4
Can you set up the hall the night before? Are you having a plate dinner or a buffet? The best wedding I’ve been too had everyone who wasn’t taking photos- go to start dinner because buffets mean long lines. All the guests were fat&happy when the bride+groom arrived.
Post # 5
Agree with yupmarried. Consider having your guests start eating and drinking before you arrive. It will keep them happy and relaxed. Also, they will all be assembled to joyfully greet you upon your arrival.
Post # 6
Honestly. I don’t think you need to worry about it. The guests can take care of themselves, and I don’t mean that to be rude in any way. This is very normal with every wedding I’ve been too (perhaps because most were church weddings). As a guest I’ve gone to a friend’s for drinks/apps, gone to a bar for some drinks, or gone to the hotel to check in/change into fancier clothes for the evening.
Post # 7
Why is there that gap? Just wondering, we didn’t have a gap and that’s why.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Every wedding I’ve been to where there’s been a gap, we just go and grab a few drinks somewhere. We had a short gap (2pm ceremony, guests were gone from the church by about 3pm and the reception venue opened at 4:30pm) and I think most of our out of town guests went back to the hotel (it was close to the reception venue).
Post # 9
We’re having lawn games and decks of cards and activities for the kiddos. Most of the guests are family, and they’ll be in pictures anyways, so there won’t really be a lot of down-time between the reception and ceremony since we’ll be taking pictures. (We’re also having the ceremony and reception at the same place, so it’ll just be a short walk from one place to another)
Post # 10
People always go have a couple of drinks here during the gap. It is very normal here to have the gap between the ceremony and the reception, and no one plans anything for guests in between. It wasn’t until I saw so many posts here that I realized that not everyone has a gap.
Post # 11
we can’t set the hall the night before cause 1 we would have to pay to reserve the hall the evening before (means spending more money) 2 some one is using the hall the evening before. We are having s Buffet meal but we our minster is doing a prayer before we al eat
Post # 12
for picture for the wedding party and me and my groom