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Ceremony in the morning, reception in evening

Erica, on July 11, 2017 at 12:28 PM Posted in Planning 0 37
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We're planning to have our ceremony around 11am and not have our reception until 5 or 6pm. Is anyone else planning to have significant time between your ceremony/reception? If so, are you providing your guests with something to do? Thanks in advance!

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Latest activity by birdforbeans, on May 2, 2018 at 12:48 PM
  • K.M.
    Master September 2018
    K.M. ·
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    Gaps are extremely rude.

    Why not have a brunch reception or a later ceremony?

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  • Jacks
    Master September 2019
    Jacks ·
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    That is a huge gap. When you host a wedding, you're responsible for your guests from the beginning of the event (ceremony) to the end of the reception. You'll need to close that gap. What would you envision people doing in that amount of gap?

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  • OG Kathryn
    Champion May 2016
    OG Kathryn ·
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    Why are you doing this?

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  • Chip
    Master March 2018
    Chip ·
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    Why? Don't do this. If I was invited, I'd go to either the ceremony OR reception, and skip the other - thats an entire day wasted waiting between events

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    Is there a good reason for this otherwise this is considered rude? Unless you provide an extended cocktail hour with lunch at your reception site I would consider changing around your timeline

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  • Aimee
    Devoted October 2015
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    Yeah, the time in between is way too much.... as a guest, I likely would skip one and just attend the other, which totally stinks.

    Can you change some things around?

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  • Colleen
    VIP June 2016
    Colleen ·
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    Why are you planning it this way? Are you hoping people do not attend the ceremony? You realize you are asking your guests to devote their ENTIRE day to your wedding. A gap of more than an hour or two is rude.

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  • Megan
    Super October 2018
    Megan ·
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    I would not do this. Is there a specific reason why you would chose to do this? Honestly, this may cause a lot of people to only show up for one part or not at all. This gap would also probably not work well if you have OOT guests who are not familiar with the area.

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  • A. L.
    Master July 2017
    A. L. ·
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    Please don't do this. It's rude to hijack someone's entire day.

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  • BlueHenBride
    Master March 2017
    BlueHenBride ·
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    Why are you considering doing this? I agree with everyone that a gap is extremely inconvenient for your guests. They get all dressed up for your ceremony and then have to spend all day trying not to mess up their nice outfits before your reception starts? Why can't you hold these events consecutively?

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  • muriel
    Champion June 2018
    muriel ·
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    As the pp's have said, unless you have an extraordinarily good reason for such a plan, this is a poor idea and a terrible way to treat your guests.

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  • Veep
    VIP May 2017
    Veep ·
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    This is a good way to have very little people attend your ceremony. Huge gaps are very rude.

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  • Ms.Fox
    VIP May 2018
    Ms.Fox ·
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    Not only is this very inconvenient for guests, how do you plan on staying bridal ready for the day?? Are you renting out your hair & Mua all day too??

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  • Klaudia
    Dedicated October 2017
    Klaudia ·
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    I wouldn't recommend doing this! I attended a wedding that had that same time span and my family and myself were the only people who showed up at the ceremony. Unless that's what you're going for?

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  • VC
    Master May 2017
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    Never. That kind of gap sucks for everyone. Those closest to you will bear through it but will not like it.

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  • soon2BmrsH
    Super September 2017
    soon2BmrsH ·
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    We are having an 11am ceremony and reception (lunch) to follow. I'm really. It sure what you'd do in a gap that big, it seems a lot of people who just come for one or the other... is there a reason you need to do it this way? Unless you have something involving food to host in between I don't know what you would do... people will be hungry!

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  • FME
    Master March 2018
    FME ·
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    Why? What's the reason?

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  • Maria
    VIP March 2016
    Maria ·
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    By reception at 5/6 do you mean dinner? Will there be anything inbetween for guests?

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  • MrsMitch
    Master August 2017
    MrsMitch ·
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    I had a friend who had a brunch wedding at 11:00 am with a full menu. The couple then hosted an "Afterglow" at a night club that started at like 10 pm with complete bottle service and reserved booths. It was really fun and I'd be more inclined to do something like that. Not sure if I'd come back to a reception at 5pm though.

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  • Leah
    VIP July 2017
    Leah ·
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    No.

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