Okay - what ideas can you suggest?
Ceremony - Queens, NY - 2 pm. (1 hour - 1 1/2 hours)
Cocktails/Reception - Carlysle On the Green, LI - 7 pm
So guests leave church in Queens at 3:30 - for the one's that travel and would not return home what should I do?
I can have Hospitality at the venue but that's only at 6 p.m. (an hour prior to the cocktail hour) I still have 2 1/2 hours - However, its a 45 minute drive from Queens to venue so I have give or take 2 hours
I can also do a small gathering at the hotel I blocked rooms for 2 hours. I don't want to do liquor so I was thinking punch and soft drinks with just cookies maybe?
I just feel that this doesn't seem right yet. I'm trying to figure out what else to do.
If my family's guests go to my home from church and my finance's family's guests go to their home after church that could work. I don't want to put everyone on my mother - she's doing so much for me as it is.
Let me have your thoughts - I'm open to any ideas.
Thank you all!