(Closed) Daytime weddings? Yes or no?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we have a morning wedding?
    Yes! : (28 votes)
    68 %
    No! : (13 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    Morning weddings are popular among our circle.  A lot of our friends have kids and say it works really well for them not to have to deal with a late night or skipping out earlier than everyone else. 

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i like the idea and would happily choose to attend a day wedding over a late night wedding

    if youre worried about not enough fun, what about some table games  – i think another bee bride here had wedding i-spy game on each table that she said was a huge sucess.  

     

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    If you dance, your guests will dance! People will follow your lead… 🙂

    We’re having a daytime wedding! Check out a recent post by Miss Beagle regarding daytime weddings… the blurb on there would make anyone want to have a daytime wedding.

    Post # 6
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    355 posts
    Helper bee

    Also… you can do a no-host after-party later that night.  People can go home, change, do some errands, etc and join you at a favorite spot if they want to keep partying with you. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Having a 10AM wedding will mean you are up no later than 5am. I would also talk to your photographer because you may want to avoid midday sun and take photos in the awesome morning light – which pushes your timeline further. Pushing it back even an hour would help in the photo situation. I wouldn’t worry about people having fun. THey will. THey are your friends and family and are there to celebrate! You’ll probably get to wear your dress longer, too!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My ceremony is at 10am and I am having a Catholic Mass which is about an hour and a half, then the reception is from 1-6pm. There was no difference in cost for me but I really dont have a problem with it.

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I like morning weddings, but that’s just me.  It really feels like an all day party.  When you’re done at the venue it’s like getting done with the formal part of your wedding.  Afterwards there’s a gathering at someone’s house to continue the celebration except everyone changes into more comfortable clothes.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’ve never been to a morning or early afternoon wedding so I don’t have any personal experience to add but I would think that the atmosphere and mood might be different than an evening wedding – not necessarily less fun, just different.  A few factors which may affect the overall feel:

    people are not going to really drink during the day which may or may not have an effect on how many people are dancing and the overall “party” atmosphere.

    People will have to get up earlier for the morning wedding so that may or may not affect people’s mood.

    If it’s hot out people may be more likely to be more relaxed and louge as opposed to get out there and dance up a storm.

    On the other hand, since it’s during the day people won’t be dressed as formally so that does encourage more dancing.

    I think as long as you have good music and you set the tone and dance, people will join.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    We had a morning wedding that was a huge success.  Since it included free open bar, everyone was happy and we had great music to keep people dancing.  If you have a great DJ and great food, people will be guaranteed to stay longer and dance.  Of course having strobe lights and a disco ball helped as well 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    While I think morning weddings are great for some people, I personally prefer the atmousphere of an evening wedding.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We’re kind of having one of each.  The ceremony will be at noon, and we’ll have a luncheon afterward.  Then, three days later, we’ll have an evening reception back home.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re considering the same thing – some advice we’ve gotten has been to consider what FEEL you want for your reception especially. Morning provides for GREAT lighting for photos, but not great atmosphere for dancing usually; stuff like that.

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