Hello ladies. Just wanted to see if any of you have faced the same issue I am. It is very important to my future husband that we be married in his church. Because his church is catholic, they have mass at 4 and 6 on Saturdays. As a result, the only available ceremony time is 1pm. We don't want a full mass so we anticipate that we would be out of the church by like 2. I feel like starting cocktail hour at 2:30 and the reception at 3:30 a little rough. That would mean people are eating dinner at 4 and the whole event would be over by 7:30. I want people to take advantage of the open bar and dancing and I am not sure if that will happen so early in the day. It would be a shame to waste all that money.
My future husband thinks we should have a break in between the ceremony and reception which I don't want to do. I feel that is rude to guests and would result in people no showing to the ceremony or reception.
Has anyone ran in to this issue before? Is so, what solution did you come up with?
Thanks for your thoughts!