Post # 1
I’m tring to figure out what time my wedding should start/end (5 hour block). It’s on Sunday, so feel guests may want to leave early if they are working the next day, but I would still like to have my reception until as late as possible.
Post # 3
I am having a 10.30-11 ceremony, 11-12 “cocktail hour and 12-4 brunch on Sunday.
Post # 4
My wedding is on a Sunday and I’m having a 5pm ceremony with a 6-10pm reception. I figured that if people are traveling to the wedding they’ll probably take Monday off so ending the reception at 10 should be reasonable. I think it depends on your family/guests though.
Post # 5
Mine is sunday, the ceremony should start by 3.20 and the reception should start by 6pm and end at 11pm
Post # 6
I’m having a Sunday ceremony at 4:30, reception 5-10. My guests are mostly teachers/students/people who own their own businesses/out of towners in June so I’m not too worried about people wanting to leave early. It depends on your guests I suppose.
Post # 7
My time is similar. I am doing 3-8. Ceremony at 3, which will be quick, cocktail hour 315-415, followedby reception all at the same venue.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for your responses!
Most of our guests are local, so I figure out of towners will be staying the night and won’t have to worry about the end time.
I just can’t figure out if local guests will have the mindest of, “I live close, so I can stay late and go to work tomorrow morning or I have work tomorrow morning so I better leave earlyl”
Post # 9
We’re getting married the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. We plan on starting the ceremony at 3:00 and wrapping things up around 8:00 pm. If anyone still wants to party, our house is ten minutes from the venue and we have a well stocked liquor cabinet.
Post # 10
Our Ceremony is going to start at 4 and everything will be done by 10. So, I am biased toward those times.
Post # 11
our ceremony starts at 11:30 am, and the reception will be over by 5. but we have a lot of out of towners…. some might even try to fly back that night. I assume a lot will stay over too, but it was just easier this way even though we’ll have to start hair/makeup at like 8 am.
Post # 12
We are getting married on a Sunday, I’m thinking of doing our ceremony at 3:30. Our wedding is 2 1/2 hours away from mostly everyone so I don’t want to do it too early for the people that are driving out on Sunday but I don’t want to do it too late either for the people driving back home afterwards either.
Post # 13
My family will be about and hour and a half from our venue, and his all within about 15-20 minutes. Friends split the same way. I would totally love to continute the party at a local bar or something afterwards because I know my side will be probably staying at a hotel the night before and night of.