(Closed) Ceremony time

posted 10 years ago in August 2011
  • poll: when does your ceremony start?
    before 3pm : (32 votes)
    27 %
    before 5pm : (40 votes)
    34 %
    before 7pm : (45 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    2236 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My ceremony doesn’t start until 7 actually, but thats because it’s in a museum thats open until 5…

    Post # 4
    6593 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It’s not too late it all depends what you want!

    Are you doing pictures before or after, if you do them after you will not be having dinner until around 8ish. Is this too late for your guests?

    My timeline changed a lot throughout my planning but I have ended up with a 4:30pm ceremony and dinner will be served at 7pm.

    Post # 6
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are having a 1:30 on a Saturday but that is all that is available at our church.  We would have loved to do it later like around 4:30 or 5.  It does depend on what you want and your timeline for the evening.  Is there enough time afterwords for pics and a long enough reception?

    Post # 7
    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Mine started at 6 and it was a good timeline for everyone really. Dinner wasn’t too far off, after the ceremony there was a cocktail hour then dinner was served at 8PM so I think the guests were really comfortable. The ONLY downside to it was that there was less time in between the ceremony and reception to take photos.

    Post # 8
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are going photos before the ceremony, which starts at 5pm. Cocktail hour 5:30-6:30 and then dinner and reception until 10:30.

    Post # 9
    4544 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Our ceremony starts at 5:30PM.

    Post # 10
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    at 5 – I voted “before 7pm” because I couldn’t figure out if you meant “before 5pm” to include five or not, and five is certainly before seven!

    Post # 11
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Our ceremony will start at 5:30 pm as well.  I think whatever time you have your ceremony will be fine Smile

    Post # 12
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Our ceremony is scheduled for 5pm.  

    Post # 13
    10 posts

    @JMG2B: It’s not too late. Just make sure to have enough times in between your ceremony site and reception site. Most of your guest will arrive to the reception and skip the ceremony.

    Keep us posted 🙂

    Post # 14
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    My ceremony starts at 7, reception starts at 8.

    Post # 15
    23 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think 6 is ideal.  We, however, will be getting married at 2:30 because the only options we had were 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., or 7:30 p.m.  We want an evening reception and I thought 7:30 was too late because with a full mass and the reception a few miles away from the church, dinner wouldn’t start until 9.  So we are getting married at 2:30 and hoping to have $ to organize something for our guests to do until the reception starts at 6:30.

    Post # 16
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re doing super quicky stuff here. Not into the traditional.

    Ceremony is at Noon. ‘Cocktail hour’ (dry) is at 1:00. Reception is from 2:00-4:30.

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