(Closed) Advice needed on ceremony time! Help Bees!!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What time should we have our ceremony? (please give your reason below)
    2pm : (8 votes)
    47 %
    4pm : (9 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    that’s a friday, right? if so, i would definitely do 4pm. that gives you about an hour for photos, which isn’t a ton of time but is doable. take pics with your bridal party before the ceremony, and then save any pics that require bride + groom together for after. you’ll have to be really organized for any family pics, or just take them somewhere inside.

    Post # 4
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I had a similar decision to make, but not due to daylight concerns.  My hubby and I wanted to make sure that we didn’t miss much of our own celebration (which started at 6pm).  So, we decided on a 2:30 ceremony.  It gave us plenty of time to take photos inside the venue, outdoors in a park nearby, stop for more beverages lol, drive to the reception venue (about 30 minutes away), and had a few minutes to get “touched up” before entering the reception.  So….long story short…I say, have the early ceremony! 

    Post # 5
    21 posts
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’d do 2 pm to prevent any issues with sunlight during your pics.  An hour is doable, but it all depends on where you’d like to take the pics.  Sometimes getting from point A, B and C take up about 30 minutes.  Since you have a choice… go with 2 pm.  Also gives your guests a chance to get to the reception venue. 

    Post # 6
    46262 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would choose the earlier time to ensure I had time for photos without rushing.

    Post # 7
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’d do 2 pm to avoid the stress of being rushed!

    Post # 8
    278 posts
    Helper bee

    I would do 4pm..do all the pics before (unless you do not want him to see you which is understandable) then just do girl pics and guys pics before but separate. I like later ceremonies because that leads to a later reception. I cannot imagine hosting a fun party (reception) while the sun is still shining outside. If you are having a bar, your guests will be staggering before dusk. 

    Post # 9
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I am having the same issue, except mine is affected by the sun going down too early. If the ceremony is at 2pm and the reception is at 6pm and the reception is 30 minutes away, y’all don’t think that is too much time in between??

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