(Closed) got it !

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is the 2 hour break good.
    Good time : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Make it sooner : (12 votes)
    46 %
    Make it later : (8 votes)
    31 %
    other : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Sorry, but I’m not sure a lot of people would come back after lunch just to get punch, especially if it’s during the day and they won’t really want to dance. Since you’re doing this during the day, why not just do reception at the same place as the ceremony (or at least closer) and then do pictures AFTER the reception?

    Post # 7
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @alishaloo:  Can you do the ceremony at the reception site? 

    Post # 8
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I personally think everything should start a little later, maybe mid-afternoon. I think a noontime ceremony is plopping it squarely into lunchtime territory. If you do have to keep this time, then I would move up the reception and make it right after the ceremony so people can grab cake and punch and be somewhat satiated if they didn’t fit lunch in prior. A two-hour break is kind of a long time.

    Post # 11
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    The gap isn’t the issue, I had a 3 hour gap between the end of my ceremony and reception and it worked out fine.

    Are most of your guests very good friends and relatives? If so, I wouldn’t worry about it. But if you invited some guests that you aren’t that close to please don’t be surprised if they don’t come to the ceremony. They may not want to wait over 2 hours for punch.


    Post # 12
    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think I would push the ceremony until after lunch and have the reception right after.  As a guest, I would find it awkward to go to the ceremony, be on my own lunch, then come back for dessert.  How long is the reception?  Can you just do pictures after?

    Post # 16
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would bump it back.  Maybe ceremony at 1, reception at 2:30(assuming ceremony is 1hr), end at 4 or 5 then you can go take pictures. 

    I personally wouldn’t want to go out, eat my own lunch and then come back somewhere for punch.  But thats me. 

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