Post # 1
We’re planning a mid-June wedding in Sonoma, CA. The ceremony and reception will be outdoors. I am concerned about it getting too cold for guests by the end of the reception (it often falls to 60 degrees by 9 pm or so). We are debating a 10 pm end time versus 11 pm end time. The problem is, we are also getting married on one of the longest days of the year so sunset is about 8:30. My fiance is concerned about people not wanting to dance in the daylight and thinks it would be better to have the band start up not much before sunset and have a later end time.
Post # 3
I honestly don’t see why guests would care either way. If you start when it is light then everyone could enjoy the sunset as they dance! It is your day so the only opinion that matters is what you and your fiance want. If you give guests to many options or worry about what they think to much the wedding will seem like it wasn’t your day to celebrate your love together. Obviously this is the reason why you are inviting all of these people so do what is right for you. Happy planning!
Post # 4
My step-sister got married outside in the summer in CA. We danced outside in the sun just fine. I know we danced, but now that I think back, I don’t remember the sun actually going down. But the pictures definitely show us in the dark at the end of the night. I wouldn’t worry about it, people will dance when the music starts.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
we’re having a daytime wedding in June – all of the dancing will take place during the day, and I think (or hope, but at least suspect) that people will have a good time and will dance as long as the music and the atmosphere encourages it. Ditto @whitesonnet, people will dance when the music comes on!
Post # 6
My in-laws were worried about this (we’re getting married June 26, and the dinner/dancing reception will start at 5 or 5:30…the sun doesn’t go down until 9!) However, I think as long as we have a good DJ and some friends who start the dancing, everyone else will jump in. It sort of depends on your group and how comfortable they are in their skin/how much they enjoy dancing, but I know my friends and family will cut a rug =)