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If I'm getting married at 3:30, does it make sense that the reception would start at 5:30?


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Jan. 23rd, 2004 01:25 am (UTC)
Um... depends on what kind of a ceremony it is, I'd say. That was the timing for my cousin's wedding earlier this month (wedding at 3, reception at 5), but it was a very informal, fairly short wedding.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
this will definitely be short, i.e., not longer than 30 minutes or so.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 01:40 pm (UTC)
Yes. Remember, the wedding may start 15 mintues late. Then, after the wedding, everyone throws stuff (rice, bubbles, butterflies, whatever you choose) at you and stands around and talks. You and wedding party take pictures.

So, if your wedding takes 30 mintues, thats 45 with a later start (what if Mom is late?,) then 15 mintues for throwing and talking, then everyone drives to the reception...1:15 or 1:30 depending on where it is. So yeah, you are right. You show up later, because you take pictures at this time. The appitizer hour (don't ask me to spell its proper name) is for that time when you aren't there for the guests to entertain themselves.

Jan. 23rd, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
That does sound about right. Except my mom would never be late. :)
Jan. 23rd, 2004 05:17 pm (UTC)
And it has nothing to do with anything, but you have the best icons.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
Jan. 23rd, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
Is 5:30 when people are allowed to show up at the reception? If so, you might want to make it a little earlier, unless it takes a while to get there. I would imagine that most guests will not stick around for photos, and will head out around 4:15, assuming your wedding is only 30 minutes.

I'll ask Beth what our schedule is and I'll let you know.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Devin! Yeah, the reception site is pretty close to the church, but my mother doesn't think I should make the reception start so early. I dunno...
Jan. 24th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)
Well, it turns out that our schedule is that the wedding starts at 4:30, and lasts for an hour. We have the reception place booked starting at 6pm, and it takes about 25 minutes to drive there. Given that, I don't think you have the reception starting early at all, and you may want to make it earlier, or have extra things to do at the church.

How far away is the reception from the church?
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