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    • IrishLion
      CommentAuthorIrishLion
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    my venue has given me these timings based on a 1pm catholic church wedding 10 mins from venue, but im not liking the 1.5hrs in between arriving and the breakfast food.

    14:30 - 16:00 Arrival Drinks
    16:00 - 18:00 Wedding Breakfast
    18:00 - 18:30 Toast & Speeches
    19:30 - 23:59 Evening Reception
    21:00 - 23:00 Evening Food

    is it worth moving my church time? its not set in stone, as id prefer only 30/45 mins inbetween, i was hopin to shave 350 of my canape charge by asking for 3 not 5 per person, but im thinking 3 to munch on for that length wait, ppl will be starved.

    are these timing normal?
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    Rnt catholic weddings longer than normal?

    They r giving u 1.5 hrs so u have time for ceremony photos and travel.. day 30-45mins ceremony(guessing) and half hr for photos? Then travel
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    Say not day. X
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    Oh wait sorry i read rong lol u cud ask for breakfast to be moved? It maybe so u have time to mingke greet all your guests be seated maybe more photos at venue

    Just enquire why theyve set that time and can u move it any further forward..
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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    Our caterers have come up with these timings for ours:

    13:00 Wedding at St Andrews Church in Halstead
    14:40 Depart Halstead
    15:00 Arrive EARM – Drinks reception
    16:00 Wedding breakfast
    18:00 Speeches
    18:30 Evening bar open and evening guests to arrive
    23:00 Music to be off
    23:30 Guests to depart
    00:00 All suppliers to depart the venue

    We want to have our speeches before the wedding breakfast and we're trying to fit an hour or two of miniature railway aswell so it may need a little tweaking, but it looks like yours is normal. Our venue is a 15 minute drive from the church.
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    Ours was a Catholic church wedding, it was supposed to be at 1.30pm but I was 20 minutes late (oops). Are you having just the wedding service, wedding service with communion (where communion is blessed before the ceremony so no mass), or full wedding mass? We had the service with communion so that I and the Catholic guests could have communion but hubby and everyone else didn't have to endure a full Catholic mass.

    We finished at the church including photos at approx 3pm, were at the reception venue for 3.20pm, welcome drinks, canapés, mingling with guests and photos were taken from then until the receiving line at 4.30pm for the wedding breakfast to start at 5pm, speeches was approx 6.30pm and cake cutting at 7.00pm I think and first dance at 8pm.

    Hope that helps.

    I think your timings sound fine x

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    • Sammi_with_camera
      CommentAuthorSammi_with_camera
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    I think that's normal. Group shots and photographs are normally done at the reception venue and you might be suprised how long they take. I don't think anyone will be starving and it also allows for the bride and groom portraits and if you want a receiving line that usually takes up quite a bit of time. X
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    • IrishLion
      CommentAuthorIrishLion
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    'Aw ty guys, i think im just really panicin over the number of canapes deep down, dont wanna fork out for 5 at 2.60 a person but OH does, cos he thinks ppl will be hovering around starved after such a long service.

    as for the church im not sure what the priest is giving us, he wont meet us until after we've gone on our wedding weekend engagement thingy in feb, but our date is secure, the priest suggested a 1pm wedding.

    why is this planning stuff so hard haha, doesnt help im doin it alone with no females to bounce stuff off

    xxx
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    You mean the marriage preparation course?

    1pm is a good time.

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    • Sammi_with_camera
      CommentAuthorSammi_with_camera
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2014
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    I think most people will have had lunch before the ceremony, usually people wouldn't eat then until their evening meal. Seeing as you will be feeding them at 4pm I think 5 canapés each would spoil the dinner? Even 3 canapés sounds quite a bit to me!
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    We did 5 canapés per person and they were all eaten x

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    • IrishLion
      CommentAuthorIrishLion
      Got married 5 years ago
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    yeah our parish does an engagment weekend, not just a day thing.

    see im still thinking 3 canapes cos i think people will eat before hand too, we're picking them up from the hotel, coach to venue then we coach them back. our guests are more into their drink lol
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 31st 2014
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    Ours was an evening and weekend too. There were about 5 other couples.

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    • VickyB70
      CommentAuthorVickyB70
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 31st 2014
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    we had an hour and a half between arriving at our venue and sitting down and tbh by the time everyone had checked in, got their drink and had photos we were right on time. Our wedding co-ordinator for the day actually came to make sure we were going to be on time :-) x
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
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      Posted: Oct 31st 2014
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    I would imagine that 2:30 might be pushing it for arrival drinks actually. We had a 12:00 Anglican wedding and didn't leave the church until after 3:00. Some guests had left before then but a lot stayed while photos were taken, and a number of the people who did go ahead were staying at the hotel where we had the reception, so went to their rooms first. I think realistically if you do photos at the church you don't need drinks before 3:00, and then people will arrive at different times. If you do photos at the reception venue then you will need that time for them. As for canapés, we served cakes at the church after the service, not the wedding cake, just normal shop bought ones and homemade ones. That way people were kept going until the breakfast and it was far cheaper than canapés.

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