I am standing up in a wedding in a few weeks. We were just provided with a 'tentative' schedule for the day of the wedding:
8:00--hair & makeup
11:30--limo to church
2:30-3:30--family pictures at church
3:30-6:00--WP for pictures
I didn't realize until I looked at my invitation last night that the WP isn't scheduled to be back at the reception venue until the dinner starts (cocktail hour is from 5-6).
From what I understand, there isn't a receiving line at church post ceremony and now, from what we were told above, the B&G are not planning on arriving at the reception until it's time to eat.
I had been involved in discussions with B, MOB and MOH about timeline for day of and needing to be where when and what had been discussed at length is not what seems to be happening.
There is a lot of time built in to the day (2 hours at church when we are not taking pictures prior) but the most glaring thing is the nearly 3 hour gap between the ceremony and reception and the B&G missing the cocktail hour.
Would you tell the bride that this is rude...or just go along with her plan?