Wedding Day Schedule… Help!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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 # 6
2056 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
7025 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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.

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