(Closed) would you be annoyed

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll:
    i would be annoyed about the gap : (114 votes)
    73 %
    i would not be annoyed : (43 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yeah, I’m going to be honest here…..I wouldn’t be thrilled about such a long gap.


    Honestly, if I saw that on the invitation, I may just be inclined to attend the reception only.  

    Post # 4
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    agreed. i’d be more inclined to just simply go to the reception

    Post # 5
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Personally, I would LIKE the gap because I can walk around the zoo and look at the animals! I’d honestly be a little bummed to spend a day at the zoo but not get to see the animals much lol.

    Awesome choice in venue, btw. I wanted to get married at a zoo, it would have been awesome, but Fiance was not so in to it..

    Anyway, if you can’t change it then there’s no point stressing about it, i’m sure people won’t mind though.

    Post # 6
    9114 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If I had to roam around with a finger up my bum, I’d just opt to go to the reception. Unless I was particularly interested to roam around a zoo for three and a half hours at mid-day.

    Would I be annoyed? No. I would just opt to not go to the ceremony.

    Post # 8
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We would definitely enjoy walking around the zoo looking at the animals, we would also enjoy finding a bar to hang out at for a little while.

    Post # 9
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Where are you from? In the States that would be considered an awfully long gap, and yeah, I probably wouldn’t be thrilled with it.

    In the UK gaps like that are much more normal and accepted. I don’t think many would bat an eye.

    Post # 10
    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I don’t know why people get their panties in a bunch about gaps. We had to have one or we would lose daylight for our pictures (sun sets at what? 4 pm in january?). Our wedding was downtown and the venues were walking distance from eachother, so our guests hit the bar before cocktails. Nobody complained to us!

    Post # 11
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @jen 42713:  So…the chapel is at the zoo or is that a completely different location?


    I ask because i was in a wedding about 10 years ago that had a similar setup.  The church cremony was 2pm, but the reception at the zoo didn’t start util 6, so an arrangement was made at a hotel bar for people to mingle and unwind.


    I think that worked out relatively well for people.  




    Lastly, people aren’t going to blame you– I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that didn’t have some gap between ceremony and reception.  Though it would be nice if there wasn’t a waiting period, people kind of expect that!

    Post # 13
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would be fine with it as long as I knew that there was a gap so that I could bring walking shoes for the zoo!

    Do you have a wedding website where you can state, “There is a 3 hour gap, please feel free to use this time to wander the zoo and see the animals” Something to that effect. Then I would know to bring comfortable shoes.

    Post # 15
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Well of course you had control over it – you chose the venues!

    Post # 16
    2286 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    Your wedding guests are not going to want to walk around the zoo in suits and formal dresses. I’d be annoyed by this gap. If I was an out of town guest I’d REALLY be annoyed because I wouldn’t know the city.

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