Post # 1
Ok so when working on our wedding music today we realized that we have put 6:00 on our Invitations…. this was the time we told our DJ to start playing music (we have having our ceremony music played by our DJ) while guests are being seated and all of that……. WELLLLLLLLLLLLL I feel like i have ran into two problems….
We booked our DJ from 6pm to 11pm 5 hours….. i feel that is plenty enough time but…. we were planning to start our ceremony at 6pm well i forgot to add in time on the DJ to play music while people are being seated.
Well since we put 6 on our invitations do you think will think they need to show up at 6pm or do you think they will come early? Because if they come at 530-600 there will be no music there playing while everyone is being seated ….. but if they think they need to be there at 6 it might be 630 before everyone gets seated which would be ok ….
Post # 3
Well when you put the time on the invitation you are indicating when the ceremony begins and people will usually arrive early to get seated and be there when it begins. It is begins at 6, the guest shouldn’t be getting there after. If you’re worried about music, maybe you can have some classical wedding music playing over the speakers on a loop from an ipod or a cd while guests are getting seated.
Post # 4
I agree that the music should probably start before 6. The time you put on the invite is the start of the ceremony and most people will arrive before then.
Post # 5
People will be early because they think the wedding ceremony will start at 6pm. So expect people to start coming in around 5:30-5:45ish. I would just call your DJ and have him set-up early to start playing music at 5:45. I’m sure you’re not the first to have to change the time.
Post # 6
The time on the invitation is the start of the ceremony, so they’d better arrive early. Can you ask your DJ to show up a few minutes early, maybe to start playing music at 5:45pm? That would totally solve your problem as you can actually start the ceremony at 6;00pm. If not, it doesn’t matter – people can sit down without background music, it won’t be the end of the world. And maybe he can play 1 ‘intro’ song before starting the actual ceremony music at 6.
Post # 7
well i am pretty sure in our inital time dicussions we had planned to start at 6:30 with the DJ starting at 6:00 but… oh well my invitations are already printed and I am not changing them…. there will be no other sound equipment avaliable till the DJ gets there it an open outdoor venue where our ceremony is to take place. So i guess the best option is just to talk to our DJ and see if he could set up and play by like 5:30-5:45
Post # 8
We put 5 our on invites, and are planning to start the ceremony 5:20-5:30. The DJ will start playing music around 5, and he seemed to think that that was fine. Keep in mind that if your invite says 6 for the ceremony… you probably won’t actually start at 6. Unless all of your guests are way more punctual then mine are 🙂
Post # 9
Our invites say 5:00pm and we are planning on starting at 5:00 since that is the ‘correct’ thing to do, but I will say that there is ‘extra time’ built in, just in case we start at 5:15 😉 Our reverend told us we have to start on time, and honestly you have to be courteous to the people who actually took the time seriously and got there early.
My friend got married at 5:00pm recently on a Friday (not that it should matter) and people were still arriving at 5:30! We were standing in the back, waiting to walk down the aisle and guests were streaming in 30 minutes late!