You did… WHAT?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That seems excessive. I don’t see anything wrong with putting a time that’s 15-30 minutes earlier if they know their guests aren’t very punctual… but an hour seems like a bit much. 

Post # 4
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4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

WHATTTT!?!?!? Yeah, I would be furious. I mean, it’s not like I’ve brought a book with me or something — I’ve probably brought the absolute bare minimum amount of entertainment along. There’s only so much to read on Facebook mobile before I get bored and fidgety, haha. That ceremony better be five minutes long to make up for the fact that guests have already been there a full hour before it starts …

Post # 5
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1535 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@StephieBee:  +1

They’re going to think there is a run away bride situation

Post # 6
Member
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

5 min late I won’t notice

10 min late I won’t mind

15 min late I would start to get annoyed

30 minutes late and I’d stand up to leave.

Interesting choice on your sister’s part, I hope she has a different group of guests attending than my personality.

Post # 8
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Bwed2012:  I recently attended a wedding that was noted with an earlier than planned start time. My DH and I busted our butts to get there by the time noted on the invitation only to wait around in the hot sun (there was noooo shade where the chairs were) for 45 minutes.

I understand the idea behind it but in reality it is really inconsiderate to make your guests wait 45 minutes or an hour etc.

Post # 10
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I would not sit there and wait an hour. Lateness is a huge pet peeve of mine. 15-30 minutes late on your weding day? I can understand that, but I would not wait an hour.

Post # 12
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42538 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If I waited for the ceremony,and I’m not  sure that I would, I definitely wouldn’t be attending the reception. I would need to put time and space between us so I could restrain myself from publically berating of her on her wedding day.

Rudeness begets rudeness.

 

Post # 13
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2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, since they’ve already approved and ordered the invitations, it’s too late to change them now!  But I agree, that’s just weird.  I’d encourage them to have refreshments for the guests (at the very least lemonade, punch, maybe some light snacks) since they’re going to be sitting around for an hour.

Post # 14
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3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@Bwed2012:  I can see 15-30 minutes but an hour is excessive.  I plan to tell one of my aunts the ceremony starts earlier than it actually does because she is notoriously late and I know will be for my wedding.  Her invite will probably be different than everyone elses lol and say Ceremony starts at 1:30pm when everyone elses says starts at 2:00.  This is because she will be a half hour late and arrive just in time.

An hour!!!  If I were the guest and had to wait around for an hour for a wedding that I arrived already 15 minutes early for to get a seat I’d be mad.

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