Originally Posted by loripanori
How did you guys find the time/length of your reception? We are scheduled to get married at 4, and have the reception from 6:30 - 9:30... but 9:30 seems so early to be done! I don't really want to add an extra hour, because I've already gone outside my budget in a few other places. And I'm not sure I should extend the time between the ceremony and the reception to any longer, because I'm thinking we're already going to have a bit of time to kill there (we're not doing the official cocktail hour, but will have the mariachi trio and drinks at the beach bar I think). Did you guys find that everything was finished too early? What kind of timing did you all have between ceremony and dinner/reception?
Hey! I did my ceremony at 4:30.. cocktail 5:30 to 6:30 and reception 7-11. I cut back in other areas to extend the reception for one hour and IF you can find a way to do this i highly recommend it because it does go fast.. I remember not paying any attention to time and then checking it and realizing we still had an hour left of just dancing and I was SO happy i made that decision or the party would have ended right then and everyone was having a good time. Anyway 9:30 is early BUT u can all go to the lobby bar afterwards and then desires which is where we went to continue hanging out and dancing.