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#1 ctlind7

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

We are getting married on 12.13.14 and could only get a 12pm ceremony time, but we want our reception to start around 5 or 6pm.... has any brides had to deal with this or currently are?? We are trying to find the best option for us and to not make our guests wait around. 

 

Thoughts?? All advice is appreciated greatly!! (aka HELP!) haha



#2 xoTyanna

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    Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:52 AM

    I'm no expert but I went to a wedding like that. What they did was do pictures with the group and everyone (we were close to the lake) they also stopped at their favorite bar/restaurant (they were close with everyone there) had a few drinks, some snacks for kids or adults if already hungry and also did a trolley ride around town then straight to the place of reception. Just try and fill in time in between is what they did, with fun stuff of course.



    #3 acw271011

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    Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:46 AM

    We got married at 1pm and had dinner at 6:30, but Jamaica, not Mexico. And we were just 2, not a group.

     

    For us it allowed us to go offsite to a park that I wanted our photos done at, which was about 15 or 20 mins away and that helped a lot to kill the time after doing our resort photos.

     

    It's a tough dilemma. You can only stretch taking photos for so long. What about an extended cocktail hour? Someplace where your guests can be comfortable and spend time together and have snacks. It will be lunchtime so I'm sure they'll be getting hungry. It would also give them time to return to their room and freshen up if anyone feels like doing that.

     

    Good luck!


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

     

     

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    #4 ctlind7

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    Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

    Thank you for the ideas! We planned on doing cocktail hour or a chance for them to grab lunch since the ceremony is at 12pm 



    #5 melgibbs

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      Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:44 AM

      First off, nice wedding date! On topic, I think it's perfectly OK. You and your guest can have an early lunch before the wedding and the reception is timely for dinner.



      #6 ctlind7

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      Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:43 AM

      Thanks :) We like the date too @melgibbs



      #7 danielleandryan2015

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      Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

      We have to do a 12pm wedding as well and the reception dinner doesn't start until 6 or 6:30. So we have a long gap as well. We will be in Jamaica and I'm thinking that we will do pictures for awhile and just tell guests to meet us back ont he beach at like 3 or so and we can have our own pre party before the reception dinner. That way people can go eat, freshen up, or whatever they want in between. At leas that's my best idea so far!



      #8 ctlind7

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      Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

      @danielleandryan2015 thanks!!




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