Post # 1
We started discussing of our time line for our wedding. We have been thinking that since its on a Friday , it would be best to have a late ceremony around 4 pm and cocktail hour will start at 7pm then following dinner.
The catch here is that our reception place takes place an hour away from the church.
So we thought that
4:30 church and family pictures
5:00 pm drive to the reception place
6:00 pm get to the reception (we might check the room out)
6:15-7:30/8:00 pm photo shoot at near by park
8:00 introduction then 8:30 dinner and party
I want to know if we will be able to have enough time to take pictures at the park and is it enough time? Or should we move the ceremony up to 3:30 pm to have more time to take pictures and such?
Post # 3
I like 3:30. One it gives you the time that you need and two I was always told that weddings start on the half, so that is what I have come to expect.
Post # 4
The old adage is that if you get married on a :30, you start your new life together on the “upswing,” when the hands of the clock are moving up.
Time wise…do you know what your guests will do between 4:30 and 8:00? That may factor into timing.
Post # 5
@Gemstone: Guests live about minutes from the church and the guests will have to start leaving at 6pm or 6:30 if they want to get on time for Cocktail hour which starts at 7pm.
I’ve been to weddings where we went back home for 15-20 mins and started driving for the cocktail hour.
Post # 6
Just one thought — and I don’t know where you’re getting married, but make sure to check out the sunset time for your outside photos. You may want to give yourself some leeway in case it gets darker more quickly that day (clouds, etc).
Post # 7
You can check that at weather.com