Most Common Planning Mistakes: #3 A Dragging Party
How long is too long? Your wedding is the party of your life - but it shouldn't feel to your guests as if it's lasted a lifetime. Industry insiders agree that a five-hour reception is just about the max you can push it to ensure your guests have an excellent time and leave smiling. It may seem as if it would pass in a flash, but five hours is plenty of time for the small cocktail hour, meal, and dancing customary at most weddings. And don't forget you can always host an after-party for the bridal party or any guests not quite ready to throw in their dancing shoes.