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Long or Short Reception?

Lynnie, on November 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 53
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How seriously do you plan on celebrating? 馃槈馃嵕 Will your wedding reception be more of a sprint or a late night marathon??


Will your reception be long or shot? How many hours long??



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53 Comments

  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber
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    I think ours is a bit on the short side at about 3.5 hours plus an hour for cocktail hour (so 4.5 hours total). I've seen some brides on here mention much longer receptions, but I think that'll be plenty of time for our crowd!

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  • Katherine
    Dedicated July 2020
    Katherine
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    I think it's average? It's 5 hours

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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle
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    I think ours was average. 4-5 hours. Guess that seems long though
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey Online
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    Longer I think about 6 hours

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily
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    I鈥檓 not sure. We get our venue for 6 hours and that includes the ceremony which I鈥檓 hoping will be short!
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan
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    Long. We had a cocktail hour, sit down dinner, and a great party!

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  • Fenja
    Rockstar June 2020
    Fenja
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    Average? Around 4 hours I think.

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine
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    Our reception will be 4.5 hours.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashley Online
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    As long as possible. Dj is leaving at midnight but we鈥檒l continue partying in the venue鈥檚 speakeasy after.
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  • D
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Danielle
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    5 hours including cocktail hour.

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley
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    Long. Our reception is starting at 5 p.m. with introductions and our first dance, then dinner. Cocktail hour (more like an hour and a half) will start at around 3:30-3:45 p.m.

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera
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    Long I guess? Cocktail hour starts about 4pm, DJ is done at 10pm, so about 6 hours

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  • Rebecca
    Expert January 2020
    Rebecca
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    On the longer side, I think. We want to party! Our reception will be from 6pm-11pm.

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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana
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    Not too long it鈥檚 about 4 hours long??
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  • Jennifer
    Expert October 2020
    Jennifer
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    Cocktail hour starts at 6pm and we have the venue until 11pm. So I think that's about average?
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal
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    4 hours + 1 hour "social hour" with hors d'ouevres. Not sure exactly where that puts me relative to others.

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  • Itzel
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Itzel
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    5 hours: 1 cocktail hour + 4 hours of reception. 6pm-11pm.

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  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2020
    Jessica
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    I think ours will be about 5.5 hours, so about average?

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  • Janiya
    Super June 2020
    Janiya
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    Our reception is planned to be on the average side. 8pm-11pm (3 hours) cocktail hour from 7pm-8pm (4 hours including cocktail hour). Ceremony will start at 6:30

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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren
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    Average? There will be an hour long cocktail hour with a 4.5 hour long reception.

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