I've been reading the forums long enough to know that WW *hates* a gap between the ceremony and reception. But I am still considering having a gap, and here's why:
I am having a DW--still in the US, but everyone will have to travel at least an hour for it and most people will have to fly. Basically, the only people who are coming are very committed to attending. The only time for my ceremony is at 11AM, and we chose the church because it has significance for us. I am perfectly fine having a lunch reception. However, my family thinks that people may want an evening reception after traveling such a long way.
My parents are willing to host lunch and organize activities between the ceremony and the evening reception, should we chose to have one. Everyone's hotel room will be within 10 minutes of both the church and the reception. We will obviously not expect or advise people to dress as formally for the ceremony. Most of the guests are Catholic, so (for better or for worse) they are used to gaps of a couple of hours. There isn't a ton to do in the town we are in, but we can think of a few sites people may be interested in seeing.
What should we do?