Post # 1
My fiancé and I are getting married on a Sunday at 6pm. I realize that some people prefer Saturday, but with our budget, the venue, and so many people traveling from out of town we chose a Sunday and are happy with our decision 🙂 I am just curious about the wedding day schedule after the ceremony… I assumed the ceremony would be over by 6:30pm and we would do a happy hour with a signature drink (people can socialize while the wedding party takes pictures) and then start serving food, etc. When I mentioned this to my mother she thought that would be too late to start dinner and that it would be awkward everyone just standing around having cocktails, etc. While I disagree completely with a little inbetween time, I do understand what she is saying about dinner. We will have elderlies, babies, etc and it is a Sunday Night. I want everyone to have fun just as if it were a Saturday. Drinking, eating, dancing, etc!
Didn’t mean to drag this out. Just curious if any of you have been to a Sunday evening wedding and if any of you have an idea how the schedule should look after the ceremony 🙂 Thanks!!
Post # 3
I have not been to a Sunday wedding. So are you doing a full dinner? If so… I would say perhaps 6pm would be kind of late (considering families driving home/out of town) . BUT… I have been to a wedding that had a later ceremony and did a simple coctail hour and served all kinds of desserts. Chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, fudge, all the things women dream about!! It was great! There was plenty of dancing, drinking, and fun was had by all 🙂
Post # 4
Do you have the venue for the whole day? I would suggest doing a late afternoon/early evening dinner so you have time to socialize before people go home. I would guess people would leave anywhere between 8 and 10 pm on a Sunday, depending on where they live.
Post # 5
We are doing a buffet dinner. The ceremony starts at 6pm and we don’t have any modification with the time. Do you think 7pm is too late? Majority people are traveling so will have that Monday off..
Post # 6
I think if people are traveling (and therefore off Monday if they are attending) then you are fine planning as if it’s Saturday. Do the cocktail hour! It’s nice to have an emotional release/less structured time after the ceremony, before every sits at their tables… IMO.
Post # 7
@Candice512: Are you saying that you can’t change the start time of 6pm? I’d try to move it a little earlier if possible.
6.30 plus an hour for photos/cocktails means 7.30, and if you run a little late that’s dinner closer to 8pm. That’s late, but not insanely late.