I am starting to look more closely at our timeline and need some advice.....
We are having a Friday night wedding in early October. Church ceremony starts at 4:30pm (earliest time allowed) and should last about an hour. The Reception Hall is about 5 miles away from the church, and we will have shuttles to take our guests from the church to the reception hall (also from the hotel to the church). The cocktail hour is currently slated to begin at 7pm, but they will have a pre-CH for guests arriving closer to 6pm.
The thing is, the more I think about it, people won't be eating their meals until like 8:30 (assuming dinner is served a half hour into the reception). Now our cocktail hour is AMAZING, so it's not like people will be hungry..... I just don't know if people will think that this timing will be too late for dinner. We can probably move the start-time to 6:30 from 7:00.... FI and I will just miss a portion of it, which is what we originally wanted to avoid. But now I am more worried about the guests and how they will feel.
Any thoughts on what you think might be too late regarding timing of CH/dinner?