Hi everyone! My fiance and I just got engaged a week ago and are trying to figure out a workable timeline for our wedding day. We have booked the church and reception venue. They are about a 15 minute drive from one another. The latest we can start the ceremony is 2 pm. We are doing a full mass, so I think it will run a little longer than an hour but not quite an hour and half. The problem is, I really want an evening reception where we leave around 10 pm. However, I'm not sure this is possible. What did other brides do in a similar situation? Do I just have to accept a daytime reception?
The majority of our guests are coming in from out of town, so we really didn't want to just leave them hanging to figure out their own plans on Saturday evening.