So, I am getting a lot of different opinions on this when polling my friends/relatives.
Our Catholic Church offered a 3pm and a 730pm Saturday wedding. We are having a Catholic mass so we option for th 3pm option so we can take pictures after during daylight. We also thought 830pm was too late to begin a reception where dinner wouldn't be until 9pm. (We don't have a lot of hipsters and others who think it is cool to eat late.)
We have a beautiful reception planned at a lovely restaurant which is highly acclaimed and I know once guests get there, they will be completely stuffed and drunk. (My fiance insists on full open premium bar for the entire length of the reception.)
The amount of time between the ceremony and reception is probably going to be about 90 minutes for most guests with a start time of 6pm.
We have socked all of our money into the reception and can't really afford to entertain them beforehand. Is it acceptable to just give them free time?
If not, what would be a good plan to give to guests to fill the 90 minutes?
Thanks for your advice.