Post # 1
We are having both our ceremony and appetizer reception at our church on a Saturday. I was thinking of starting at 7, but if so, we would only have about 3 hours until we would need to start cleaning up (because the custodial guy has to clean and set up for church the next morning).
The other option would be to have the ceremony at 2. That would give us longer if we needed it, but I’m afraid if we do 2 that I will have to get up super early to get ready and such? and my Fiance doesn’t like mornings much haha
So far, we aren’t planning dances or toasts…so we would have appetizers/cake, mingling, maybe a photo booth
Do you think about 3 hours total would be a decent time? Or should we do 2?
Post # 3
I think you should do 2pm, especially since you’re not feeding people a full meal. 7pm is a difficult time to do something and not feed people since it’s dinner time. Mid-afternoon is better because people can still eat lunch and dinner and not be hungry during your reception.
Post # 4
I would do 2. It is easier for the guests and won’t be too difficult for you. There is no reason your Fiance has to be up before 10 (I mean all he has to do is shower, shave, put on a suit, and be at the church on time). For you, you will need to do the same, but then add in an hour or two for hair and makeup. That puts you at 8 at the earliest. You’ll be fine.
Post # 5
I agree, 2pm I think would be the better choice
Post # 6
I would do 2 as well. Reasoning like pp said.
Post # 9
I agree with the others, 2pm.
Post # 11
We’re doing almost the same exact thing as you (ceremony and reception in the church) Not sure on what we’re feeding people yet, but we’re doing the ceremony around 2pm.
Post # 14
2pm – you really don’t have to get up too early
And go ahead with the 7pm if you really want but it might be difficult to have children there and why would you want to be rushed