Is it okay to have an early afternoon reception?

Posted by Kim on Jan 11, 2013

I am having my wedding on a military base and I am running into a big problem (at least for me anyway). The chapel only allows weddings from 12 noon to 2pm due to scheduled 3 pm baptisms and 5 pm Catholic services. They say they do not want to rush people out after the Catholic services because of their fellowship. Do I need to just accept the 1pm wedding with a 2 pm reception? Is it a big deal to have such an early reception?