(Closed) Evening Wedding…Help!

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What is an appropriate evening ceremony time?
    6pm : (22 votes)
    69 %
    7pm : (6 votes)
    19 %
    Both are way too late : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Other- Leave Comment : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i think it depends on how long the ceremony is and what kind of a reception youre having.. i voted for the 6pm, assuming that food will be available sometime soon after that.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Depends on the rest of the night.  If you plan on having a cocktail hour while you do pictures I’d go for the 6 time slot.  If you do 7 it might be pushing it for guests to be eating dinner at 830. Make a list of what else you want to do that evening- cocktails, dinner, cake, toasts etc.  See what time things will fall for a 6 or 7 event, and then pick the one that you’re more comfortable with. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It sounds like it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding!  Will it be dark by 6pm?  If you are planning on having a meal I would probably go for the earlier time.  But you also could have a later ceremony with cocktails and a light supper afterwards… which would mean you could have a much later ceremony.  Whatever suits! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2459 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    6pm will probably be good, just keep in mind – if you want to take pictures outside, you’ll probably have to do it before the wedding. Otherwise, you’ll need to start the wedding earlier so it’s not dark by picture time. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    511 posts
    Busy bee

    We’re having an evening wedding too and we’re starting at 5pm.  Cocktail hour is in a different room and will be 5:30-6:30 ish while the venue gets turned over for dinner, so I figure all done we might start eating at 7:15pm.

    It’s really contingent on whether you’re having a cocktail type reception after or if you’re having a full dinner,

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    2557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve been to receptions at both times and they worked out just fine.  Keep in mind if you do a cocktail hour and then 4 hour reception, and it starts at 7.. you’re going past midnight.  Some venues may not be okay with that.  Also, don’t be offended if older people leave before it’s over.  🙂

    Post # 14
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    2459 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @LBeeLove:  No prob! We made the mistake of not thinking ahead, so we got very few photos outside as a married couple 🙁

    Post # 16
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    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    our venue onl allows cermonies at 6:30pm… so we are having an evening wedding – we are having a very short 20mins cocktail hour and then heading straight to the reception ( we are having a small destination wedding).  One thing we did opt for was to do a ‘First Look’ with the photorapher so that we are able to get the majority of our pictures done Prior to the wedding and we do not have to waste more time after the wedding making dinner late for the guests.  

    You just have to make some adjustments to be able to get the timeline of the wedding to fit your plans 🙂

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