Outdoor Ceremony – Start Time

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Unless it doesn’t bother you that most guests would possibly miss the ceremony but make it to the reception 5:30pm would be okay. However, if you want the guests to make it, I would say 6pm would be fine. Have you talked to your photographer and videographer if there would be any issues with the lighting? How long is your ceremony going to be?


Post # 4
15019 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would talk to your photographer. He’ll have a much better idea of timing for pictures. If you’re considering doing pictures before the wedding that would give you some wiggle room for having your ceremony more towards sunset.

Post # 5
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would most definitely talk to your Photographers & Videographers to see what they think in regards to light requirements.

Mr TTR & I were married just before sunset ourselves…

Now we Eloped to a Destination Wedding on a Beach (just the 2 of us saying our Vows to one another), so our Ceremony was uber-short (under 10 minutes)

We gathered for a 5:30 PM Ceremony, and then saw the Sunset just before 6 PM

To be honest the sunset came upon us pretty quickly… and then it was twilight / dark.

The window of opportunity is pretty short… which makes the photo taking a race against the clock.

But in the end we did get some excellent shots, like this one

Hope this helps,


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