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Tim Robbins

  • 23-09-2008 7:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8,982 ✭✭✭

    What is the usual time for Dinner being served at a Wedding?
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    What is the usual time to serve Dinner at a Wedding? 8 votes

    5.30 - 6.00
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    6.00 - 6.30
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    6.30 - 7.00
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    7.30 - 8.00
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    8.00 - 8.30
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    8.30 - 9.00
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,737 ✭✭✭BroomBurner

    It depends really on whether you are doing the whole Church thing, and the band time, etc. We're having ours at 6pm, but we're not doing the Church bit, so people won't be waiting around for hours between the marriage and food (worst part of a wedding tbh).

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,255 ✭✭✭✭Eoin

    Yep, depends on if you're doing the ceremony. If you are, then it depends on what time it's on, and how far away it is from the hotel. If you want a lot of photos in the venue, then that can take a while also.

    It's not as if the bride and groom are waiting around as well - that time before dinner is pretty much completely taken up with photos.

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,317 ✭✭✭✭seamus

    Yep, it varies a lot. Especially if it's an early wedding, people might go for more of a wedding lunch and then bring out smaller food for eating later on.

    You need to leave some time between arriving at the hotel and dinner for your guests to be checked in, and to have a bit of a natter and so forth. I would say 2 hours at most. Any more than that and people are going to be too hungry and will fill up on pints before the dinner.

    If you're going to do the speeches before dinner, then I'd say leave no more than 90 minutes between arriving at the hotel and getting your guests seated.