(Closed) Daytime vs Evening wedding?? HELP!!

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SaraCait:  Does the place open for business at 3?  If it does, there is nothing preventing the wedding guests from staying, and having some more drinks at the pub.  We had a day time wedding, at a Church, and walked to a nice liittle house up the road for refreshments and photos, then our main reception was in the evening, at a different venue.

Day time weddings are the norm, in much of the world, and provide an excuse to wear Morning Dress, which is awesome.

Post # 4
12259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had a day time wedding!

It’s definitely not for everyone–Can you arrive last to the ceremony, and get ready in your hotel room?

Post # 6
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@SaraCait:  This sounds great! My wedding is at night, so I don’t have any experience to speak of, but I love the sound of your plan.  Will most people (or a significant number) be traveling to your wedding? If so, I’d imagine you’ll have a pretty decent turnout for your evening event, since people will be somewhere different, so they won’t be rushing off to take care of their ordinary weekend tasks.

Post # 7
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@SaraCait:  I think you’re plan sounds awesome! I would LOVE to go to or host a day-time wedding!

As for your concerns, maybe you could include a note in the invitations letting people know about the after-party? It would give the guests a chance to go home/to the hotel and relax a bit, then head out for a bit more fun if they want. Or you could make it just a close family and Bridal Party thing, where you guys head out to grab some dinner and drinks together.

Post # 8
4751 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SaraCait:  We’re doing a Sunday late morning wedding and a brunch reception for a similar reason – the Saturday evening minimum was jaw dropping expensive.  

We’re thinking of doing an after-party, which you could as well – wind things up around three, maybe give guests a little rest time and then hit another place for dancing?  

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