One of the biggest consumers of time between your ceremony and reception is a receiving line. Unless you have your heart set on shaking the hands of 200+ guests, feel free to nix this very time-consuming tradition! If you’re able to go to your cocktail hour, that is the perfect time to mingle with your guests and doesn’t take up any extra time! You can also make your rounds to the tables during dinner as well before the rest of the major reception events start.
Another idea is to take a big group photo after your ceremony!