I met with my wedding coordinator this weekend and realized that I'm going to have some time in between my ceremony and reception. Assuming it's a 30 min ceremony here is how I see the day going
430pm receiving line (how long do these typically last for about 110-120 guests?
5pm guests drive to reception (30 min drive)
6pm cocktail hour starts
We are having the reception at a hotel, but the coordinator said most guests will check in at 2pm before the ceremony to change and freshen up.
Long story short, should we put the reception time on the invitations as 6pm instead of immediatly following so people understand that they don't have to rush to the reception? We will have food and drinks but the doors can not open any earlier than 545pm. If we don't put it on the invitation, how do we alert guests of the time?