| Originally Posted by amzavala |
So, I have lots of dumb questions: Do you think a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres after the ceremony followed by a 3-hour reception is excessive? They offer a 1.5 hour reception or I could skip the cocktail hour. When does the champagne toast usually take place, during the reception or immediately after the ceremony?
I definitely do not think a cocktail hour with 3-hour reception is excessive. Its what we initially planned, but we ended up paying our DJ to stay an additional 2 hours because everyone was having so much fun (so we ended up having a 6 hour reception + an after party). People who've traveled to a tropical location for a wedding will want to party for a LONG time!