Post # 1
I need to figure out how long we need our DJ. He will be there for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Sunset is supposed to be at 730pm next year on our date. Is a ceremony time of 530pm, cocktail hour 6-7, and then reception until 1130 too long? I’m going with the assumption it’ll take about a half hour to do intros and then serve dinner at 730pm. I had told the DJ we’d probably need him 6 hours anyway, but wondering if we should move the ceremony to start at 5? The only problem is that our venue cannot begin set up until 1pm… so that leaves four hours for tables/chairs/decor/centerpieces etc.
Post # 2
Our wedding starts at 4pm and ends at 10pm. The venue starts set up at 1pm as well. We don’t have difficult centerpieces to set up and limited decor.
Post # 3
We have a 6 hour venue time for everything.
Post # 4
I’m still looking at places and planning (so times are anywhere near concrete) but the one place I really have my eye on has a DJ available (the cost is extra, but they have one on their prefered list or something) that’s available for 5 hours. To me that’s too long, but that’s just me and my opinion. I think anywhere from about 4-7 hours is reasonable (just depending on sitatuions and what all you have planned and whatnot).
Post # 5
Our wedding is from 6pm-7pm. Reception starts at 730. Contracted DJ from 8pm-midnight.
Post # 6
Disclaimer: UK bee here!
Wedding 2pm, reception starts at 3:45pm. Speeches start around 5pm before dinner. Live band 8-midnight, with a break for cake and snack buffet around 9:45pm. We exit 11:30pm, when the band finish there will be an iPod playlist for the remaining party animals! Our venue and private bar are ours until 2am.
Post # 7
Our ceremony is at 6:30 and reception immediately following. We have the venue overnight so no firm end time, but we figure most people will roll out by 11.
Post # 8
Hospitality hour: 6-7pm
Cocktaill hour: 7:30-8:30pm
Post # 9
Ceremony from 6:30 – 7:00 (DJ will begin playing music at 6 when guests start to arrive).
Cocktail Hour from 7:00 – 7:45
Seating Guests for Dinner 7:45 – 8:00
Reception from 8:00 – 11:00
We are paying our DJ for 5 hours. Our wedding is pretty short though in comparison to others.
Post # 10
Thanks for the input, ladies 🙂
Post # 11
Wedding starts at 3:30
Reception (located 10 mins away) starts at 5pm and we have it till midnight
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
Our ceremony is from 1:30pm until 2:30pm
Cocktail hour is from 5:00pm until 6:00pm
D.J. is scheduled from 6:00pm untill 1:30am