Post # 1
I’m sure this question has been asked before, but do people generally put the actual planned start time of the ceremony on the invitation, or half an hour earlier to make sure people show up on time?
I ask because FI and I disagree on this topic. I’ve been to a handful of weddings but never noticed whether the ceremony started on time or not. I always assumed you put the actual time you intend for the ceremony to start on the invitation. FI thinks that ceremonies never start on time, so we should put 3 o’clock on the invitation but actually start around 3:30. I think if we’re starting at 3:30, we should say 3:30. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I put the actual time that I was intending people to start walking down the aisle on the invitation.
I had a website, and spread it through word of mouth that seating started 30 minutes earlier.
Post # 4
I always thought it was the actual time.
Post # 5
We put exact time of ceremony start on our invites.
Post # 6
I was also planning on putting our actual ceremony start time on the invitation.
@SapphireSun: ooh, that’s a smart idea to mention that seating begins 30 minutes earlier.
Post # 7
Unless your entire guest list is chronically late, put the correct start time. I usually show up 15 minutes early and wouldn’t be thrilled if I had to sit there waiting for 45 minutes for the ceremony to start. Especially if it’s hot.
Post # 8
Thanks, Bees. Looks like I won this argument. 🙂
Post # 9
i put 15 minutes early. a lot of my guests are chronically late, and i want to be able to start on time.