Think A Longer Wedding Reception Is Better?


There is a common misconception that the longer the party is, the more fun it is.

Many brides get carried away in thinking that they should party till they drop, but I want to point out the reality: In many cases, if your guests have attended your ceremony and will be with you all day, it is a longer day than you might think.

Your special day will be infinitely more memorable if you end on a high note, as opposed to stretching it until only few guests remain standing.

Setting up the perfect final song, with everyone on the dance floor will result in cheering guests, a proper send off, and raving reviews from your loved ones.

Extending only conjures up visions of last call at the bar with only the hardcore partiers stumbling their way out the door.

A perfect time-frame for a wedding reception not including the ceremony is 3 to 4 hour for an afternoon reception, and no more than 5 to 6 hours for an evening reception that includes cocktail hour. Friday and Sunday receptions should lean towards the shorter side.

Bottom line: The decision to extend the party is best judged on-site. Plan a reasonable end time, discuss the ability to add time as an option.

Read all “7 Costly Misconceptions About Hiring Wedding Disc Jockey’s”

Used by permission: Mark Sanchez of Professional Mobile Entertainment, Phoenix, Arizona.

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