Post # 1
So I only realized yesterday that I think we can’t have our ceremony at our venue as early as had hoped. I have to double check, but I think it will have to be around 5:30 instead of 4pm… This is because the museum where we will be having the ceremony/reception doesn’t close until 5pm. I should have realized this earlier, but I didn’t. Do you think it’s a big deal to have the ceremony at 5:30, cocktails from 6-7, and then dinner at 7? During the cocktails is when we’d be doing most of our photos since I do not want to do them earlier in the day. (I don’t want my FI to see me in my dress at all before the ceremony).
Post # 3
@Mulan05: I think that is a good timeline. When I was researching the best times for photos for a June wedding, I read that 1-2 hours before sunset is perfect and having your photos from 6-7 would be right in that time frame (at least in the northeast US) so I think this works in your favor.
Post # 4
That’s true – it would be a few hours before sunset. I’m in Ottawa, Canada, which is close to northern NY state so that would be similar timing for sunset.
Post # 5
Sounds like a good timeline to me! Very nice choice for venue, it’s different
Post # 6
That timeline sounds like it should work!
Post # 7
@Mulan05: Are you getting married at Billings Estate Museum, by any chance? 🙂 I’m an Ottawa bride too, and that’s where I’m getting married. In fact, I came to this thread because I had similar questions!
We were thinking of setting the ceremony start at 5:15 for ours, with a similar timeline. Because things usually don’t start on time so we figure it will probably be more like 5:30 before we actually start…
Post # 8
Sounds fine to me as long as you do some photos before like bridal party then groom and groomsmen, then you can do bride and groom and family portraits during cocktail hour.
Post # 9
@shortkaik: Actually, we’re doing the Aviation Museum 🙂 We looked at Billings Estate and it’s beautiful!
I’d say 5:30 is probably a good start time for you too then. I actually still have to ask the museum about my timeline, but I can’t see it being a problem for them.