Late June ceremony start at 6:30- too late?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
262 posts
Helper bee

June 26th is our Date.  Ceremony starts at 8pm, Sunset.  

Post # 3
716 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think it’s too late, but I wouldn’t go any later than that.  I hate being a guest at weddings where it’s 10pm/11pm and it looks like the night is going to go on and on and on.  I still need to get home and I need my beauty sleep.

Post # 4
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think your timeline is perfectly fine.  My ceremony doesnt start until 7:30pm.  You dont want it too early because people may not want to stay too late because by that time its been an all day affair and they are pooped! 

Post # 5
11634 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think it’s too late.  I would just make sure you have some lights outside for the dancing area so people can see once the sun goes down!

Post # 6
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Your timeline is almost exact to how mine went.  Ceremony was at 6:30, pics/cocktail hour from 7-8:00.  Dinner at 8:00 with toasts, important dances at 8:45.  Cake cutting at 9:15.  Reception was done by 11:00.  It felt really short, but I knew our crowd and if we had started earlier, people would have just left earlier, they weren’t big dancers/partiers.  It looks good to me!

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