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    • TashyM
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 3rd 2015
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    So sat doing my invitations, and realised I have no idea what time to state the reception for. The place is ours from 1pm but the wedding is at 3. It's a registry office job so shouldn't take that long. I am just unsure whether to state for 4 or 4.30 to begin. 4.30 will leave a bit more leeway and if not it's been suggested we sneak off to consummate our marriage lol, but I'm a bit worried about of everyone is early and has to just stand around bored. Opinions?
    • Glitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 4th 2015
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    How far away from the registry office is it?? Don't forget to have times for photos, for getting there etc, We got married at 3pm, at the venue, ceremony and reception in the same room, we had our reception start about 545 after they had rearranged the tables etc. I would be more inclined to say about 5pm to be honest.

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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 4th 2015
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    Just depends how long you think it will take people to get from one place to the other or if you just mean that the ceremony is a civil ceremony in the venue then that will take about 30 minutes but as GF said, you want time for photos, having a drink etc before the wedding breakfast so factor in some time for that. Our wedding is at 2pm but its all in the one place so the ceremony will finish at 2.30pm and then we have welcome drinks but the breakfast doesn't start till 4-4.30pm xx
    • DanielleS0709
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 4th 2015
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    I'd just say it's at 3. People will understand that use will then be going to get photo etc. we are getting married at 1pm. Will last about 1 hour. Reception won't start until around 5 but we are asking the priest to say at the end of the service that there is pre dinner entertainment if everyone would like to make their way to the venue. We are having a singer for our guests and a glass of bubbly whilst we are away getting photos. We will arrive at the venue around 3.30/4

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 5th 2015
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    Is everything happening in one room? If so you will need to allow time for the room to be rearranged. You also need to factor in photos. If you're in a different venue altogether you also need to factor in travel time. I would go later rather than earlier, you don't want to be rushing around and people don't mind there being space, they'll enjoy having the time to chill out and catch up with people they haven't seen in ages. If there is a bar available people will be happy.

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    • JordanG99
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 5th 2015
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    I went to a wedding at the weekend and it was at half 3, lasted about an hour. Then there was pictures after so we didn't get to the reception til gone 5. If I was you, I'd allow about an hour and a half ao I'd say half 4-5pm :) but as the others have said, it depends on distance etc xx
    • InDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 5th 2015
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    Are you having the ceremony and reception in the same venue or registry office/church first then travel to reception venue? If in different places how far and long is it to travel between venues?

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