(Closed) What time to put on my inviations for the reception. =/

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My reception starts at 6, then dinner is at 6:30. The lastest I would do dinner is 7. And I find giving people a bit to get settled and visit is good.

Post # 4
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If there is cocktail hour (perhaps in an adjacent area) where people can mingle and have a few drinks, then you can push for a later dinner time.

Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think 7 is too late at all unless you’re having lots of small kids.  Most adults that I know (including myself) don’t eat before 7 anyway.

Post # 6
389 posts
Helper bee

If you need extra time to set up, then 7 or 7:30PM is not a problem for adults.  Assume there is dancing, so a late dinner with dancing is just fine and appropriate.  Folks with children may not stay for the entire reception, but that’s understandable, so don’t worry about it.  Do the timing you need to do.  Most folks will be supportive.

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