- 3 years ago
At first I wanted an afternoon wedding that started at one and ended at eight. That idea seemed simple enough–until I wanted an evening wedding.
With the evening wedding, I imagined it would start at five and end at, I don’t know possibly eleven. Since this is more traditional, I figured it was a better idea, where guests can dance the night away as they would not be able to do if it ended at eight.
The problem with the evening idea is that I don’t get the same “look” as I would with the afternoon wedding. I love the idea of saying my vows while the sun is up as well as serving lunch with my family instead of dinner. It just seems more cozy, plus out of town guests can manuver around the city and be closer to their own homes rather than staying in a hotel afterwards, but that is to be discussed at another time. Another thing I love about having it in the afternoon is that DH and I can leave earlier for our honeymoon, which means we can have extra time for *that* the same day we get married, which is incredibly romantic to me.
However, I don’t think it would be as fun to have the reception so early, seeing as both of our families don’t really drink before nine, plus I doubt people will want to dance, so I’m worried that it won’t really feel like a party. My bridesmaid disagrees with me, though, and says that if DH and I dance and have a good time, everyone else will follow (I hope she’s right about that).
Another problem I have is that afternoon weddings aren’t usually as formal, and I want a formal reception. Sit down dinner and all that good stuff.
BUT I also want it to be outside, so my dogs can attend. (Keep in mind they would be allowed inside, but that just seems unorthodox) In my mind, though, outdoor weddings are hardly ever formal; is that true?
So, I guess my question is: is it possible to somehow mix the two? As in, allow it to start at two or three and have it continue through the night? Is that asking for too much? I’m renting the venue all day if that helps, but I was just curious.
I’m sorry that this is so long, but these are just a few things on my mind thar need to be answered.