- Mrs. Leeds
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I have read about 80 bigillion posts on start times for ceremonies, so I really have tried to do my research before I posted.
HOWEVER, I have the opposite issue that most brides seem to have. Most seem to be worried that if the say 10am on the invitations because they are walking down the aisle at 10am sharp that they will have late comers. Not me. I’m worried if I plan on walking down at 10am sharp that I will have early comers and they will see the venue being set up.
I want (ideally) to be at the entrance ready to bolt to my soon to be at 10:30am sharp because everyone should be done setting up by then. (our ceremony and reception are in the same space) But I figure people will come early to sign the guest book and get seated and since ALL of them are coming from out of state, they will probably give themselves even more time to get lost. How do we make sure that the early birds don’t get to see everything being put together? Do we lock them out of the main part of the venue until 10am? (We are getting married at a museum)
Here is my sample invitation wording, let me know how it sounds.
Seating starts at 10am
Ceremony begins at 10:30am
Ceremony begin at 10:30am
Seating will begin a half hour prior.
Whatcha ladies think?