Hello beautiful people! I'm having a crisis! So our ceremony at the church starts at 11.30am, and will finish at around 1pm. After that we are not due to our reception place until 4.30pm. We have given the option to the guests to come either for the whole day or just reception. Everyone is coming for the whole day. Any suggestions on what to do in that gap? There is a beautiful park near the church, but I am freaking out about the weather. Any ideas welcome! Thanks!
Are you able to hang around for photos outside the church, and get pictures outside of your venue before the start time? x
Depending upon where you are and distance between the venues what about a wedding related treasure hunt?
I know someone that had their canapes and drinks at the church whilst they had their photos taken. Then we all went to the venue after. It was lovely
Lovely suggestions above
I don't know where you live, but do you have the sight seeing buses in your area?
You could all jump on one and go for a local tour - at least you would be in the bus if the weather is bad
I guess I have to ask the obvious. Why don't you just make your church ceremony a little later and get married at 1 o'clock? Would answer all your worries! 😊
I saw an order of service from our church that, on the back page, listed nice local and country pubs between the church and reception venue that people could visit.
Maybe find a nice pub everyone could go to for a drink in between or maybe if the church has a separate room/building could maybe do something there
My friends wedding was similar to this they did afternoon tea then we had 40 mins drive to venue they had outside games like croquet and giant Jenga xx
Get a van that serves tea coffee sandwiches ice cream that should kill at least an hour
Afternoon tea in the church hall perhaps?
When I worked at a ten pin bowling alley we once had a whole wedding party book in for a couple of games in the afternoon. They all seemed to enjoy themselves.
I would have on the invites the start time for ceremony and start time for the reception and let your guests figure out whether they want to eat go straight there etc or possible change the ceremony rime x
You could always spend time with your H2b and guests might want to go home and get changed into another outfit for party x
Pub crawl. 100%.
How about going to a nearby pub and having some games? Obviously depends what type of wedding you want but could do Mr n Mrs, a quiz for how well guests know u guys etc x
Sounds like a good opportunity for you and your h2b to spend some time together, have photos taken, and just relax for a bit. You can give guests suggestions of places to visit, but really I wouldn't worry. It's just a few hours, they are adults and can sort themselves out. They might welcome the chance for a rest before the party starts xx