It is so exciting that we are at the same points in planing!! My ceremony is at 5:00pm, so at this point I was thinking kind of the same as you and having my cocktail hour start at 6:00pm...to allow time for the ceremony, champage toast, pics, etc from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.
So if my cocktail hour ended at 7:00pm, I think that would be a good time to start the reception...I also don't know if they serve dinner right at the beginning or do you wait. I don't really have a preference, but my guests might get hungry.
How are you doing with the rest of the Planning Form?
Originally Posted by joda
Not surprisingly I am at the same point as you. What I was thinking is ceremony at 4:30, should take us to 5 or almost. Then sparkling wine toast, hugs, some pictures, then cocktail hour 5:30-6:30. Then I was originally going to do reception 6:30-9:30 but I was advised it might be nice to give people a quick half hour break if they want to freshen up or grab something from the room. So now I am leaning to reception 7-10. But Sandy I would also love to hear your thoughts on this!