Post # 1
Sadly I do event logistics for a living but when it comes to your own party, everything goes out the window.
I have a very non-wedding venue that I’ve rented for 8 hours for an early OCT wedding on the east coast. The reception and ceremony are in the same place (ceremony-outside, reception-inside). I am close to sending out my Save-The-Date Cards with the wedding web site link so I have to nail down the ceremony time. Is 3:30pm a good start time (the ceremony will be on the short side)? Is there a guide or list that I missed somewhere that explains how to map out you day of logistics?
Post # 3
A big factor for us was the time of sunset. Also, how long does the venue let you have the run of the place?
Post # 4
We are also getting married on the east coast, and, like you, are getting married outside and then having the reception inside at the same venue. Our wedding is late September and we are planning on our ceremony starting at three or three thirty. So naturally I think its a good plan! But we haven’t consulted anyone about this beeyond our caterer (ie we didn’t talk to an officiant yet!).
Post # 5
We have the venue for 8 hours so we could enjoy the outdoors a little more and do 2:30 or 3pm but that seems way too early for dinner. I’m thinking 3:30pm – even if the ceremony is an hour, we could still have cocktails and portraits right before the sun goes down…Hmm, tough choice!
It’s also not stated in the venue agreement how early we can arrive to get ready. I’m not sure if I have to factor that in :-/