Post # 1
We are having a 1pm beach ceremony which should last to about 2pm. The reception is 30min away. What would be an appropriate time for the reception to start? We weren’t planning on having a cocktail hour but a 3pm or 4pm dinner seems a little early. I need some idea of what the timeline for the day should look like. I can’t seem to piece it all together.
Post # 3
Will you be having a receiving line? Also, how many guests are invited?
Post # 4
Our ceremony is at 2 and ends at 3pm. We want an evening reception, dark-ish outside, so we decided to have a gap in between the ceremony and reception. The reception will begin at 6.
Post # 5
We have 80 guests and no receiving line. I’m wondering if we should have the ceremeony start earlier and have a late lunch instead of dinner.
Post # 6
I think a heavy cocktail hour would suffice. Sounds like your reception might begin around 3pm which is too late for lunch but too early for dinner. I’d do a heavy cocktail and *maybe* arrange for a cookout/clambake for dinner at 6 or so.