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My apologies for the late post fellow followers. Sometimes work travel gets in the way of my promise to Chocolate Lover to keep these weekly posts coming in on time. Speaking of time, here's a dilemma that CL and I are grappling with. What time should our reception start?
Our wedding ceremony will be performed at 5pm and should take a maximum of 45 minutes to complete. The sun sets at exactly 6:39pm and we want to make sure we have enough time to take our first pictures as a married couple. The question is should we take the pictures while our guests are enjoying a light cocktail and come back at 6:45 to receive their congratulations, or should we receive the congrats first (20 minutes according to the DOC) and then head off for the pictures at the risk of missing out on daylight?
I'm worried that if we do the former, our guests will disperse and it'll be hard to get them organized in an orderly way so that they can proceed with the receiving line (in Cyprus it is typical to wait in a line up in order to shake hands with the bride, groom, and parents). If we do the former, then they will greet us as they walk out of church but there's the chance that unexpected delays may reduce our photo shoot time.
CL and I have different opinions on this so I thought I'd get you guys to weigh in. Have you had to think about that before? Will it be too difficult to greet people after 45 minutes have passed?