hello all, me and fh are having a pretty short wedding/reception. (6:30-10:30)
I’m having such a hard time planning the timeline on how the day will flow starting from the ceremony to the reception.
We arent fans of doing first looks so I’m worried that the time we spend taking photos after the ceremony will cause us to have less time to enjoy kicking off the reception.
we also may not have a cocktail hour due to a tight budget and I’m worried our guests will get bored waiting on us to finish with our pictures. I’m not a fan of having our guest wait on us so I’m trying to find something budget friendly for them to do
during that time. My FH suggested that they just go into the reception space and wait. ( A BIG NO ) for me.
Also, we are having the wedding at our church and our pastor told us since it will be over at 10:30 then we need to basically start breaking down by 9
so we can start cleaning and be out of there EXACTLY at 10:30. I’m so not okay with that as I don’t want to be worried about time while I’m trying to enjoy my day. He also told us that 10:30 is the time that we will have to wrap it up. We originally said 11:30!
If anyone can help me or have suggestions please comment and let me know what We should do.
Im also looking at other venues. I feel our pastor isn’t being flexible.