(Closed) What time are you starting Dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

As long as there is food at the cocktail hour for people you should be fine. Your ceremony is late in the day so people will probably eat a little before that.

Post # 4
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i think that might be a little late, but it isn’t too bad. since you’ll have cocktail hour, people won’t be starving (provided there are appetizers lol). my only concern would be if there will be enough time for dancing… what time will your reception end?  either way, i think it’ll be fine!

Post # 5
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our dinner is starting around 8:30, we haven’t confirmed our timeline yet. I don’t think it’s too late since there will be plenty of food available at the cocktail hour. 

Post # 7
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My ceremony starts at 6 as well, and dinner served around 7:45, after cocktail hour, which hors d’hoevres will be served at. I am planning on doing the dances after dinner though.

Post # 8
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

My dinner is probably starting around 8, but cocktail hour should hopefully be starting at 6:30

Post # 9
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our schedule is 3pm wedding : 3:30 ceremeony

3:45ish or 4pm-5pm cocktail (photos)

5ish to 7 eating

7 to 10. Drinking/board games, dancing.



Post # 10
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Cocktail hour – 4:30 to 5:30

Dinner – around 6

Post # 11
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think people will realize that since it’s a later ceremony they should eat a little bit first. There was an issue like this at my cousins wedding where people with diabetes and pregnant people needed to eat sooner so they ended up moving dinner up an hour which worked. The apps at cocktail hour should help and moms know to pack snacks for the little ones so it should work fine. Around here people eat dinner between 5-5:30 so our dinner is starting between 5:30 and 6.

Post # 13
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had a 6pm ceremony with 8:00 dinner.  But the venue wasnt prepared and we didnt end up starting dinner until 830 so I dont see it as too late.  No one cared that it was late (at least they didnt tell me).

Post # 14
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

Your timeline sounds pretty similar to mine! I’m hoping not to miss the whole cocktail hour, but I think that as long as they’re fed during that time, dinner at 7:45 should be just fine. 

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