Afternoon or evening wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

go to your profile and you can edit your date there. 

I personally prefer afternoon weddings. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

This really would depend on the look you desire for your wedding. I wanted my groom and the groomsmen to be in tails and white-tie, and the mothers and bridesmaids to be in long gowns, so I had a 6 p.m. wedding.  However, you also can have a formal, daytime wedding with formal, daytime attire.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Depends on a few things:

What kind of meal do you want to serve?

What do you want to wear?

Are most of the guests travelling?

Do you want dancing?

Do you want an outdoor ceremony?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Afternoon!  We have a scenic boat wedding and are serving lunch.  Then groom and I get to go away in a limo to our wedding night hotel and spend some of our wedding day alone together and not exhausted.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It really depends on your location and if you want it indoors or outdoors. I like late afternoon weddings.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

We have the same date! We’re doing a fairly casual backyard thing so it’s probably going to be in the afternoon.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I’m doing an afternoon wedding so that I still have time and energy left on my wedding day to spend with my groom. Plus, lunch is cheaper, so you can splurge elsewhere while still getting really good food.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It really depends. As a guest, I wouldn’t care if a wedding started at noon or if it started at 6 p.m. Although I’d be annoyed if it started before noon. 

If I had to BE in a wedding that started at noon, I’d be (secretly) very annoyed. My friend said she woke up at 4 a.m. for her 11 a.m. ceremony. 

My family consists of a lot of night people and sleepers. They would never make it on time if I had a day wedding. While I wake up for work at 6 a.m., I certainly don’t look my freshest when I’m up at that hour. 

Daytime weddings are usually more inexpensive so you have to do what works for you. FI and I worked hard to find a venue that’s inexpensive for a Saturday night. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I much prefer evening weddings, but I’d think about your family and friends and if they are more night owls or morning people?

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