Post # 1
My fiancé and I have just moved to Washington, and will be having our wedding here in the summer.
We’re starting to plan a timeline for our day, which is mostly centered around “ideal” times for pictures — when the sun not high in the sky to begin with, and closer to the “golden hour” for our wedding announcement shots at Kerry Park. We’ve decided to start pictures at our first location at 4:00, spend an hour there, and then head to the ceremony location with the intention to begin at 6:00 pm. My fiancé feels that may be a bit too late, as we have never gone to a wedding that was later than 4 PM. If 6 PM is still light, I don’t really see it as too late — but still, I seek reassurance!
When is your ceremony?
Post # 3
I think the summer lends itself to more flexibility. My FI and I chose not to see each other before our ceremony. Our ceremony will start 4 p.m. and end at 4:30. We will take photos for an hour or so and I know we will still have some daylight out there as the sun doesn’t set until 7-8ish in the summer.
Our reception will start around 5:30 and go until 9:30. I think it’s up to you guys. Don’t compare your ceremony to anyone elses. I think that every wedding I’ve ever gone to started at 2 or 3 but so what… I want mine to start at 4. People can choose to come or stay home. It’s your day.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
If we didn’t have to be out of our venue, completely cleaned up, by midnight, I might have started ours later. As it is, we get access at 2, so I think we’re leaning towards starting the ceremony at 3:30 or so. I think as long as your ceremony isn’t crazy long so your guests are all starving, 6 would be fine! It will definitely still be light at 6 in August!
Post # 5
No, my wedding ceremony will be like 15 mins long, no set up or take down, and there will only be two guests, so it shouldn’t be bad. I was just worried about the potential lack of light, as my FH was thinking we’d be getting married in pitch black!
Post # 6
It doesn’t get dark in Seattle in early august until like 9:00. You should be fine for the ceremony, transitioning into sunset for the reception. Sounds very romantic!
Post # 7
@elle_z: Welcome to Seattle! As other Bees said it stays light really really late in the Summer. It’s kind of like you get an extra half day. It’s wonderful!
Post # 8
Our June wedding on the East Coast was also at 6pm, and our reception concluded at 1am! We warned folks who are early-to-bed types that they should plan to have a snack and a nap in advance. No complaints, though — the light was gorgeous, we were well through the humidity of the day, and I got to have a leisurely day getting ready with my girls.