(Closed) What time is your ceremony, length of reception?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
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  • Post # 2
    429 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    2506 posts
    Sugar bee

    We have a 6 hour venue time for everything. 

    Post # 4
    1011 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    2134 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Our wedding is from 6pm-7pm. Reception starts at 730. Contracted DJ from 8pm-midnight. 

    Post # 6
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    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
    27 posts
    • Wedding: April 2016

    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
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Hospitality hour:  6-7pm

    Ceremony:  7-7:30pm

    Cocktaill hour:  7:30-8:30pm

    Reception:  8:30pm-12:30am

    Post # 9
    9855 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    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 # 11
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Wedding starts at 3:30

    Reception (located 10 mins away) starts at 5pm and we have it till midnight

    Post # 12
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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

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