So we are doing a destination wedding this December in Vermont in the Green Mountains. Yes, we are the "crazy" people attempting a short outdoor ceremony. Everything is on site ceremony/reception. We are planning to start the ceremony at 3:30pm, have it wrapped by by 3:50pm-4:00pm. Our cocktail hour doesn't begin until 4:30pm.
Everybody is travelling from out of state to attend. Is this a really bad gap? We figured for people travelling the day of, they could use that 30 minutes to check in to the rooms (also on site) if they hadn't already. There is also a bar/tavern in the venue which is adjacent to the terrace where we are getting married. We also wanted a buffer in case the weather turned and we had to push the ceremony back.
Am I getting worried for no reason? Or should we be trying to coordinate something to fill that time for guests? Anyone who had similar experiences? Thanks in advance!