(Closed) Sunday Evening Ceremony Timing (VOTE!!)

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What time would you as a guest like to leave??
    Start at 4pm - End at 8pm : (10 votes)
    32 %
    Start at 4:30pm - End at 8:30pm : (6 votes)
    19 %
    Start at 5pm - End at 9pm : (11 votes)
    35 %
    Start at 5:30pm - End at 9:30pm : (4 votes)
    13 %
    OTHER.... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Will it be indoors? Are you wanting to catch sunset for anything (ceremony? pictures? reception?)? Will you be serving a full dinner?

    Honestly, if your guests are mostly local and you’re not outdoors at 9pm I don’t see any problem with any of those times. I’d probably remember a round number better–like 5, so that’s how I voted.

    Post # 4
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    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I suggested 5pm but check w/ your photographer if your going to do any outside shots.  I actually planned the ceremony start time because of my photographer’s suggestion. 

    Post # 5
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    If you’re having dinner and dancing, 5:30-9:30.  

    Post # 8
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    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Sunset if I’m looking it up correctly should be 4:45 in the OC for 12/18/11, if that helps 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Newbee

    I say 4-8 just because most people have to work Monday. That also leaves more time for you or your family after it’s over.  Usually there entails some clean up. Collecting centerpeices, gifts, etc. An hour and half makes a big difference when your’e already exhausted from a long day.

    Plus your guests probably will be able to eat by 5 I’m assuming. Feed your guests before they are starving. Especially if you have young guests, they will get grouchy. Once people get hungry they over eat, then they want to sleep! So I say the earlier the better.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted for 5pm-9pm because I think its a good time slot. I think that way you get a good portion of the day to get ready before having to go to the wedding. Plus then you can relax and enjoy the day without having to be on a strict time line.

    The lady I work with (who I asked the same question) said she’d prefer a 4:30 – 8:30 wedding since people have to work the next day and also because an earlier starting wedding means dinner is earlier.

    Post # 12
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Huh.  I actually voted for the latest time slot because otherwise dinner would be too early!

    Post # 14
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    To be honest if the farthest I had to drive was an hour it really doesn’t matter. If I had to choose it would 430-830pm. Just because in Chinese Customs half hours are better luck. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Anything earlier than 6:30 is too early for dinner (IMO), so 6:45-7 sounds perfect for a Sunday night wedding.

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