How Long Can A Wedding Last?
Since you have decided on an impressive and vast wedding expect the special event to last for ten hours or so. Depending on the number of the guests and friends but also on other important details regarding the party and photography, your wedding may last for up to twelve hours. This means that the band that you are about to invite at the wedding or the playlist should also be set and prepared for a long event. Usually, people opt for an eight hour (average) wedding so that they can meet their older friends and colleagues and talk to them for hours. Although the ceremony only lasts up to an hour, the party may extend for four or even five hours, depending on the atmosphere and your guests’ resistance.
So, you shouldn’t set a time for the wedding but let your friends and guests feel good for as long as they want. Of course, there’ll be couples who will leave sooner or later but you – as a married couple – shouldn’t leave the wedding before they have all gone. Here, we would highly recommend setting a less than one hour dinner and let your guests party for longer. Most of the people set the dinner at 6 p.m. and the party one hour later. If you intend to set a ten hour wedding make sure that your friends and guests are willing to stay for such a long time, otherwise you might feel forced to remain for longer.
Inviting a band or a celebrity may extended the wedding with more hours because there is no doubt that if your guests will enjoy listening to them they will want to stay until morning. Also, if you want to take a lot of pictures this might also take you a few extra hours, which means that the special event can turn into a long lasting rendezvous. The buffet may extend the event especially if you opt for a sit-down affair. Today couples prefer the buffet-style over the sit-down to make their wedding shorter.
The wedding’s time varies with location, which means that if you plan the wedding on an island or exotic place the event may last for a very long time and this is because your friends will not be able to resist the surroundings. What we also want to mention here is that it would be a pity and very inappropriate to ask your friends to leave sooner. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go home just because your guests want to remain for – let’s say – one more hour. Finally, we add that if you rent a large hotel hall or room you might be forced to leave the building at a certain time.