We are planning our wedding (although apparently, I will be getting an official proposal too, in the next couple months. Curious to know what that will be!) and I'm confused by the venue times.
A little background: I'm not from the US, my man is. Weddings here are around 4pm with ceremony, or 3 pm if church blessing is added (you have to get married at city hall first) - then cocktails, then dinner is for invited guests only (just family and close friends usually), then reception/party for large group until midnight.
Now I know that inviting only close people to dinner is Dutch and we will host a dinner for all guests invited, but I was expecting a similar timeline to be custom in the US. However, I found that at most venues we found and gotten quotes at, start at 1.30 for 5 hours (reception including dinner) - either I'm not understanding what they propose, or that will be a rather early time for dinner?
Could someone please explain the usual timing for weddings in the US? I don't want to get it wrong