(Closed) Early Sunday Afternoon Catholic Wedding…timetable help?!

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
883 posts
Busy bee

hike_katahdin87:  do you plan on taking photos at the church? If so, before or after the ceremony? Either way I think not being able to have the church until 1, would make it very difficult for a 1:30 wedding in my opinion. There always things that needs to be done even if decorations are minimal.

As far as the day as a whole, I’ve never been to a Sunday wedding so I can’t help with your timeline.

Post # 4
8722 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

9pm on a Sunday even with an hour drive home would be fine. 10pm would work too as long as no-one has a huge commute home. Plan to end your event when you want to. If a guest needs to leave earlier then they will but if it is a holiday weekend then most won’t need to right.

Unless the person is a VIP then you should never plan an event around the minority. If most of the guestlist can stay til 9pm end it then.

Post # 5
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would definitely aim to start your ceremony at 2pm. Half an hour is just not enough time to get the church set up (even if it’s just flowers and a few pew-bows), the programs handed out and guests seated. 

In my opinion, closing the reception at 9pm on a Sunday is just fine – especially if people know in advance that the reception will only go til then. As PP said, people who need to leave early can simply .. leave early. And P.S. having an afterparty at a local bar sounds like so much fun!!

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