21. I went to a family friend’s wedding.
It was over 3 hours long (I fell asleep so it may have been longer)
Why was it so long you ask?
The parents of the bride and groom each gave a power-point presentation on biblical verses (not about the couple).
22. They wanted to be traditional and accommodating to all their family’s desires. It was too formal, there were 8-9 speeches and the wedding ceremony lasted for an hour and a half. It just felt sooo thick and stuffy.
The reception between the ceremony and dinner was only 30 minutes, so everyone quickly had two beers. Then it was a single glass of wine with the main course. After 3-4 lifeless hours of speeches the dance-floor opened up at like 10pm and they opened the bar.
People hit the bar HARD at this point and some got way too drunk. At midnight there was a fist fight.
Why was it bad? Well I wouldn’t call it a disaster, it was just boring. They wanted to do too much, and included too many people in the planning process. It didn’t leave any room for people to have fun and talk to family or friends. Waiting so long to serve booze didn’t keep people sober, it made people drink way to hard at the end.
Long story short, you don’t need to hire entertainers, just move it all along and let people have a couple of drinks, dance and chat with relatives/friends.