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    • Kristina
      CommentAuthorKristina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 31st 2014
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    Hello everyone,

    Getting married in 8 weeks on New Years Eve. But need help at the minute. We were going to have a meal after our ceremony that is happening at 3:30pm on the day and the reception doesn't start till 7:30pm. We are going to have our photographs taken afterwards, but we are only having about an hour. We have decided we can't afford to supply for the meal. We haven't got a clue what to do between the hours of 4:30 till 7:30. Does anybody have an idea, as we had to change our plans, and suggestions would be grateful as have been thinking and it's not getting anywhere.

    Thank you in advance.

    Met: 1st February 2014
    Engaged: 1st June 2014
    Getting Married: 31st December 2014
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 31st 2014
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    What food are you providing? Is there food at the 7:30 reception? If not you could still have food, but ask guests to contribute dishes for a buffet. Otherwise maybe you could provide some entertainment, like games or guests doing performances. You don't need to account for all the time, both you and your guests will be grateful for some time to just relax with a drink.

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    • Kristina
      CommentAuthorKristina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2014
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    We are having a buffet at the reception. Thanks that does sound like a good idea fotr games and guest doing performances. Thats very true about being anle to relax. Thank you

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2014
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    If your ceremony's at 3.30 that'll end around 4, then u will have 15-20 minute of milling around before photos, I don't think they'll get started til 4.30 nearly personally,if you're wanting an HR of photos,that takes u to 5.30... Bit of talking and couple of arrival drinks and wham its your evening?x

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2014
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    Like Kel said sounds like timings sound fine. If you're worried about cost of food between photos and evening buffet then look into cheap options like crisps, nuts, bread sticks, olives etc as a light snack with welcome drinks and whilst you're mingling with your guests. If you have a receiving line that'll take half an hour too.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2014
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    We only had the one meal at ours as well, we married at 3pm and they said we would not sit down until 6 for the meal as the ceremony was held in the room the reception was being held in, so they had to change it around. I was going to get those giant lawn games in, but was leaving it until the last minute in case of bad weather. Turned out lovely so could of had them, however, honestly, the time from 330 until 545 went so quickly, the guest mingled as did we and before we knew it time was up.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2014
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    I agree with GF. time does fly on the day and you'll soon find you're having to move things along to stay on track x

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2014
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    We had to put a couple of things back cos photos took a little longer than was planned so you never know x

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    • Kristina
      CommentAuthorKristina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 5th 2014
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    Thank you everyone. I am planning on having a couple of drinks with the guests and then work from there.

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