Lynnie
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Long or Short Reception?

Lynnie, on November 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 53

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?? Photo by Justen Williams of 343 Media Next Question: Long or Short First Dance? Back to the Beginning: Long or Short? ...

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

  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair Online
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    Average reception. About 4 hours.

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  • Brianna
    Devoted August 2020
    Brianna
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    Is this even a question?
    It's going to be long 馃コ
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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea
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    Ours will be about 5 and a half - 6 hours long. Pretty long if you ask me.

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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes
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    We are both introverts, so we wouldn't be game for a whole night's entertainment. Plus, we want to keep our budget small.

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  • Gabrielle
    Devoted January 2020
    Gabrielle
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    Short, it should only be around 2.5 hours. We鈥檙e not having dancing or anything like that, just food and talking and toasts
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  • Tori
    Dedicated October 2021
    Tori Online
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    Longish? Our cocktail hour starts at 5:30 and the party goes until 11:00.

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  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn
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    Average length around 4-5 hours.
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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley
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    Long reception. We will have a cocktail hour and then have 5 hours for our reception. My family is a family of partiers. Haha

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  • Benya
    Dedicated June 2020
    Benya
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    Average? It's 5 hours without the cocktail hour
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  • I
    Dedicated September 2020
    Ingrid
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    Party till they kick us out!
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  • Erin
    Rockstar July 2021
    Erin
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    We're likely going to have a 3 or 4 hour reception, but we're going to offer to go to a local bar or brewery after with whoever wants to go for however long we decide to stay.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena
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    On the short side 3.5-4 hours

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  • Erin
    Dedicated June 2020
    Erin
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    Ours will be very short, maybe 2-3 hours. We're having a brewery reception with a taco bar, no DJ or dancing for our 50 person crowd. Post reception, we are going bar hopping Smiley smile

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  • Rebecca
    VIP August 2019
    Rebecca
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    Long! We started the ceremony at 5, the cocktail hour was immediately after, and the reception lasted until 11PM.

    We got a fabulous DJ and many of us didn't leave the dance floor.

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine
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    It was 4 hours including cocktail hour so i guess that would be short.

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD
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    Longish, it was 5 hours plus a cocktail hour.

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated January 2020
    Alyssa
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    Around 5.5 hours I think! Including cocktails!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz
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    Short reception - we're having a cake and punch reception at a non-meal time

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  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura
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    On the longer side. Was supposed to be 5-11, but it was over by 10

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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor
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    Short? I think ours is 4.5 total.

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