Afternoon Wedding causing problems

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by Wish on a Star, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Wish on a Star

    Wish on a Star DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2009
    Well it wasn't my first choice for time, but due to circumstances outside my control, I am getting married at 12 noon. (Escape wedding SBP)

    I feel like it is kind of a weird time of day, because depending on the length of the ceremony, it will be pretty late for lunch. But I did want to have some type of reception following the wedding.

    And I really love the idea of Dessert parties, or something along those lines, but there seems to be a big gap in the middle of the day- and I dont know what to do with everyone.

    I guess these are my questions- When do you think I would be done with my ceremony and pictures with Randy?

    Is there a restaurant that would accept a reservation for whatever time that would be (1:30-2:00 maybe)

    What do I do with my guests after that? Do I let them do their own thing and meet up again later for a Dessert Party or something? Or is there something that I could offer them to do?

    Has anyone else had this issue? What have you done?
  2. PhilHarMaestro

    PhilHarMaestro Mouseketeer

    May 21, 2008
    I was really worried b/c I had a 12:00 wedding and I thought it would be too long b/w everything and the dessert party so I moved it to 2:30 and alot of guests thought it was actually kinda rushed. So 12:00 might be be good. There are a lot of lounges and stuff at the boardwalk that you guys could go to and have drinks. I think you'll be fine!!:thumbsup2
  3. Keira1387

    Keira1387 Married at Disney August 2, 2008

    Aug 9, 2007
    I got married at noon and thought it was perfect. The pre-reception started at 1, so people were eating while we had our pictures taken. Then we had our reception from 2-6.

    I think a break in the afternoon could give people a chance to have a little break, maybe go back to their resort and change.
  4. lpizzuro123

    lpizzuro123 DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2005
    We had a 9:00am ceremony in Epcot (Italy) and then a pre-reception and reception at Atlantic Dance Hall from 10:00 to 3:00. Our bus took our guests back to their resort (POFQ) and we stayed with our photographer for another hour or so for more photos.

    At 8:00 our guests met back at the front of Epcot at Guest Services and were escorted to our Dessert Party location (UK). The few hours between most guests changed and went in the pool, had something to eat at the food court or just napped and rested. It was great. I think our guests appreciated some time in between. Everyone came back to the dessert party in casual clothes (except DH and me).

    As far as places for lunch. You can check out the Captain's Grill at the Yacht Club Resort. Check out their menu here If your ceremony is at 12:00 I am sure it will be over by 12:30. I am sure after some photos and stuff you can be at a place for lunch by 2:00 or so.

    We had a Wishes wedding so I can't be more of a help but I am sure there will be plenty of Escape brides that can give you more ideas.

  5. Sweetsus

    Sweetsus Mouseketeer

    Sep 3, 2008
    I was having some concerns about schedules as well. We are provisionally put down for a 2.30pm wedding. However, DF and I would love to have a 12pm wedding so that we wouldn't be so rushed in getting to the dessert party. We were told by our co-ordinator that if we wanted to stay in the room longer we'd have meet food and beverage requirements all over again :confused3 as the fee we pay only covers us for a 4 hour reception?

    Anyone else get this advice?

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