(Closed) Afternoon vs Evening Weddings

posted 8 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I prefer evening weddings. The party just seems better when it’s dark outside… but that doesn’t matter too much. As long as you create a great space for them to dance and have fun then it will be great. I’m not sure that I would want to drink that much during the day though. (Not that I want people to get drunk at your wedding or anything).

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are having an afternoon reception that will start at 3 and end at 6. Then we are having an after party at a local Irish Pub and who knows what  will happen there. 

My family will dance at 9am if the music is right. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I always wanted to get married on a Sunday. On Sept 4, 11, on a Sunday, will be my day! Since thats Labor day weekend, my guest will have Monday to recoup! My wedding is at 3pm and the reception will be from 4:30pm-9:30pm

 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

thats what I’m worried about to. There’s a venue I really like but they only have slots for 11-4pm… Urghhh.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

In Oct I think it gets dark around 5 so your wedding reception would prob be late afternoon and early evening right? I would think people will still drink and dance but maybe not go overboard. You could always go out after to continue the festivities with your friends.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

My daughter originally wanted an evening wedding but we couldn’t get the church for the late afternoon wedding time slot. So her wedding is at noon and the reception 2-6pm. It is an outdoor reception. We are all so excited for the wedding- we would dance at 8am if we had to! Believe it or not… most of the weddings I have been to over my lifetime have been daytime weddings, including my own!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had wanted an evening wedding, but we are getting married on a Wednesday so I want to be reasonable for my guests who probably have to work the next day. It works out though because we will be able to have some very nice outdoor pics after the ceremony.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bklynbridetobe: Bklynbridetobe, I had the same problem. The venue that I have now only had the morning slot on the original day that I chose. Aug 20, which is three days before my husband`s birthday. I loved the venue so much that I changed the date to September 4. I always wanted to get married on a Sunday! I got an afternoon slot! They are discounted on Fri, Sat morning, and Sundays!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i think the bonus of an afternoon wedding, if you wanted to go this route, is that you *can* have an afterparty (which you prob wouldn’t even have to pay for!). sure, an afternoon wedding could be early for your guests, but i agree that if you know your crowd, and where there’s music and the will to dance, they will dance at 9AM on a Monday morning if they were given the opportunity. personally, i’m kind of wishing that i went with an earlier afternoon wedding someplace closer to brooklyn because it prob would have saved us some money, AND we could have kept the party going elsewhere for those who wanted to stick around and hang out.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My family is like Miss Tattoo’s: The will dance anytime if the music is right. I am having an 11:00am ceremony and a reception from 12:00-4:00pm. I had this debate when deciding on venue and time. I know I couldn’t afford the food/beverage minimums for the venues I was looking at for an evening wedding, but I wanted to dance and drink at my wedding. After some research I realized that afternoon weddings are pretty great! You get everything at an evening wedding but can save so much money! I’m psyched! The only question now is what to do after the wedding ends? We’re still figuring that out.

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