Post # 1
Our wedding is going to be short and sweet! =) 4 hours, 80 person guest list!
How can we let our guests know that we are on a strict/short time frame?
Is it ok to put for Ex. “Sunday, the eighteenth of December two thousand eleven at five in the evening till nine.”
Or is there a nicer or more “proper” way to say this? I dont want it to look like a birthday party, but then I dont want my guests thinking they’ll be gone for an 8hr event!
Any words of advice or opinions of what you would do in this scenario would be great! Thanks!
Post # 3
I think that sound perfect.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
I think it’s fine to state the start and end times on the invitation! As a guest, i think I would appreciate it and I would never want to overstay my welcome!
One little suggestion: if you are going for a more formal feeling, I would spell out the word “until” instead of shortening it to ’till’. Either way is up to you!
Post # 5
@tksjewelry: Thank you!
@cortneyc: thank you! I said the same thing but Fiance insisted he liked til or till? lol He’s such a dork!
Any more thoughts! I know I posted this late in the night! Thank you Beese!
Post # 6
I think its great, but I also agree that “until” should be used
Post # 7
Are people in your family prone to showing up late or halfway through the celebration? I don’t see the need to put an ending time on the invitation. Your DJ will let people know when it’s the last few dance songs and when it’s time to leave.
If you are paranoid people will arrive late maybe you can have the invitation time be earlier than the actual start time?
Post # 8
I’m curious why you need to tell people the end time of the wedding. Like Jojo said, the DJ will inform the guests with announcements throughout the reception. Another option, if you’re worried about late guests could be “ceremony will start exactly at 5pm”. I know there is a fancier way to say that I just can’t think of it right now.
Post # 9
We had a similar timeline but didn’t mention it on the invite (though the way you have it worded sounds fine) we just had it on the website.
Post # 10
I don’t think many people will expect a late evening on a Sunday.
Post # 11
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: good idea about the website!
Cupcakemeg: You can also just do word of mouth about the length of the wedding
Post # 12
Thank you for ALL the input thus far! Really is helpful!
Totally agree with “until” being used!
I too suggested going it through word of mouth, but Fiance wasnt to fond of that; probably considering how “forgetful” our family tends to be.
Great idea about the website though!
Post # 13
Side note: I think that whether the message gets out beforehand or not (by web site/invite/word of mouth), people will leave once the bride and groom make their exit. I don’t think you need to announce an end time, but I vote for web site if you do!
Post # 14
@julies1949: i’ve actually been to sunday night weddings that go until midnight. unless otherwise informed, i would assume wedding would be at least 5-6 hours