Post # 1
We are planning on having a morning wedding and sharing breakfast with our love ones. i want sunrise and my FH wants it at 9. I was wonder if anyone had a morning wedding and what time was it and the details of the timeline and how did the guest feel about it afterwards.
Post # 2
I should let you know due to date light saving being spring to autumn sunrise is as late as 7.30 during some parts of the year.
Post # 3
It all sounds very romantic. However, as someone who reserves getting up to see the sunrise for two occasions only – May Day and the Summer Solstice – I’d be underwhelmed at having to be up, dressed and on the road for a wedding that took place as early as 7.30.
I’d be surprised if some of your guests were not equally thoughtful about attending a ceremony this early in the day. Anyone who has to travel any distance is likely to have been up ridiculously early. As the bride, you’ll have to be up even earlier to get ready. Even 9 am is early although a rather more practical option.
Post # 4
I am having a morning wedding followed by a brunch reception. Our ceremony is starting at 10am. Even then I’m going to need to be up and getting ready at about 5:00am.
Post # 5
I am a morning person, but have to get dresses and drive to a wedding at 7:30am, I probably would look for any excuse not to go. The idea is romatic, but unless you are only inviting immediate family that are stuck with going, no one is going to want to go to a wedding that early. You would personally have to start getting ready at like 3 in the morning. I think 9am is the earliest you could do it, but I would probably push it to 10am (especially if people have a little bit of a drive). I went to a 10am wedding with a casual brunch reception and it was lovely.
Post # 6
more-most-always: I think it depends on how many guests you have. If it is small and intimate I say do sunrise, that will be really special. If it is more than 20 guests I say do it at 9:00. Not everyone is a morning person and trying to get that many people up that early might not make everyone happy. Plus they will all have to get ready for a wedding and that does take some time.
Post # 7
more-most-always: We are having a morning wedding, the ceremony start time is 10 am. We are getting hair and makeup done starting at 6:30 am. I am not a morning person, so this is going to kill me.
We wanted to get married in the morning so we could have the rest of the day to do whatever we want.
I feel like I’m pushing it though. It’s very early, in my mind, so I can only imagine a wedding at sunrise. Like previous posters said, it sounds romantic, but it will be a pain for everyone else.
Post # 8
I would probably skip a sunrise wedding or just come to the reception.
Post # 9
I’ll be honest and say unless you were one of my sisters I would decline the invite and this is coming from a person who is very flexible with weddings (destination, week day weddings, cash bar…)
ETA: and even if it were a sibling I would still be super bummed about the whole thing.
Post # 10
A sunrise wedding would be way too early for me unless you were my best friend or close family.
If you had a good amount of people needing hair and makeup, you’d have to start getting ready at like 3:00am.
Post # 11
I think the sunrise wedding is a beautiful idea, so romantic. It is your day, I would say do what you love. Almost no one likes getting up early, but your loved ones will be there for you early or not!!
My wedding is going to be in the morning – 10:30 am … Then an early dinner/lunch reception after from 11-4pm. The venue I chose does not allow evening weddings… but we will be along the beach so everyone will get to spend time together in the evening before we take off on our honeymoon cruise the next day 🙂
Post # 12
I was a bridesmaid in a morning wedding (8 am). We started getting ready at 5. Some people were seriously grumpy. It was unavoidable for them, because the groom had to report back unexpectedly early to military duty, but if you can avoid it, I would.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I’m usually only seeing a sunrise if I haven’t gone to bed yet, not because I’d intentionally wake up that early for one. That said for a close friend or family member I would suck it up and be there. I might look and feel like complete crap, but I’d be there.
I agree with the number of guests being a factor the fewer guest the more inclined I am to say if sunrise is your dream, go with it. If it’s a larger group I think a little later is better.
Post # 14
Sunrise??? Eek no way. You would have to be getting hair/makeup/ready for hours before that. Woould you consider doin sunset instead, if you are looking for the same romance? It sounds like you don’t want a drunken evening reception party- you could hold the sunset wedding on a Sunday afternoon and treat it with a romantic sweet edge…?
Post # 15
i went to a morning wedding that started at 10:30. it was fine.
honestly, i would decline your sunrise wedding.