Sunrise Beach Ceremony???

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sunrise in the summer is at like 6-6:30am. Which would mean a guest would have to be up by 5am or earlier to attend. There are VERY few people I would do that for (and I’d bitch about it a lot). If you do this, expect many guests to RSVP no. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

chaibella:  I don’t think I would make a sunrise wedding even if it were my own. That’s just way too early to get up, dressed and travel.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

chaibella:  so would this be a destination wedding where everyone is already at the same hotel where the beach is or one people would have to get up super early and drive to etc? there are lots of ways to save money when wedding planning but I’m a firm believer that it shouldn’t be done at the expense of your guests comfort. I’m a morning person but no way would I enjoy having to get up in the wee small hours for a sunrise wedding ceremony. People do remember how they are treated at weddings – the main thing DH and I recall about one friends wedding was that it was over 100 degrees and they had a ceremony woutside with no shade and no drinks available until an hour after it ended it. That is what ultimately sticks in our memory.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

chaibella:  Give them the option of showing in their pajamas. A sunrise ceremony is just plain inconvenient.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I totally get not wanting stangers in bathing suits there during your ceremony, but there has to be another way. Also think of yourself. You’d have to get up at like 4am to get your hair and makeup done!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

If I was staying close to (or ideally AT) the location, I would be all over this!  It sounds beautiful and unique.  I mean I would be bitching to myself a bit when I had to get up, but I’m sure once it was going, I’d love it.  

However, you should plan it for a date like mid to late September, as sunrise gets later and later once you get past June 21.

Gotta add that I’m a wildlife biologist and have to get up before sunrise all the time for work, so I’m used to it (although I’m definitely not a morning person unless I have to be).  So maybe other people would be more pissy about it.  Speaking of which, I need to go to bed soon as my alarm is set for 4:15 am…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

OK I’ve tried a million times to add a link to my comment and it keeps erasing my entire post (#newweddingbeeproblems) … anywho I think its a great idea , i’ve seen this done before BUT it was because the wedding venue was right next to the hotel everyone stayed at , this was done byt the photography i wanted to hire in Punta cana DR … check out her blog and choose the confessions tab Katya Nova Photography go to her own wedding blog where you can see how it was done 🙂

Good luck !

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If it was anyone other than my own sister getting married, I’d decline, no matter how close we are. If it were my sister, I’d go and I’d give her the stink-eye the whole time. It’s incredibly inconsiderate for your guests. If I want to go back to sleep after breakfast, I’d have to buy another night in the hotel and take a day off work to travel home on Monday since most hotels kick you out at 11 or noon, and if I didn’t go back to sleep, my day would be pretty much shot by having to get up at 4 or 5 am and then having drinks at 8 am. It just sucks. And a lot of people simply won’t turn down a wedding invite so you might have guests who are seriously unhappy. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

chaibella:  I would not attend a wedding that was at 6:30-7 a.m.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

yeah. unless it was my brother getting married, or my aunt, i wouldn’t get up and be on a beach at 7am. no matter how close i am to the person getting married, not gonna happen.

the last wedding (destination wedding) we attended was a morning ceremony on the beach at 9:30am. my FI and i were up at 6:00 because we had to get ready and have breakfast before the ceremony. it was awful. we’re not morning people at all, and neither were the bride and groom. everyone was exhausted, and half of us were still drunk/hungover from the night before. i understand why they did what they did. but it was so inconvenient.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

chaibella:  you could do sunset and have the same kind of feel as that photo has?

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