Went to a friend's wedding last night, and it gave me something to comment about on here.
Ladies, I know we all want a spectacular night to remember, but why, oh why, do some couples insist on the longest weddings ever.
yesterday's wedding had an hour and a half ceremony - which is bad enough, but then a six hour reception.
I had offered to stay to the end to help gather gifts and get the bride & groom off at the end of the night, and boy, do I regret that!
Her reception was from 7pm until 1am. WAY too long. Most of the guests left by 11. Before they cut the cake. It was a sad little group of maybe fifteen people for the last two hours. Literally a hundred pieces of cake were wasted because so few people were left.
My suggestion for those of you in the planning stages - four hour reception, MAX. And if your ceremony is going to be an hour or more, cut the reception time down.
We were there from 4:30 until after 1 am. It was dreadful.