(Closed) Friday Ceremony….What time?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine is in July, but ours is starting at 4:00. We are having an intimate wedding and a lot of the people attending are teachers/work at schools, so we know they are available. If this wasn’t the case, we would def have an evening ceremony around 6:00pm. I would wonder how pictures and dinner would work at that time, however.

Post # 5
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re having a Friday night wedding, and our ceremony starts at 6 pm. However, we’re doing ALL of our pictures beforehand, so that we can enjoy cocktail hour with our guests and have dinner shortly after.

Post # 6
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m thinking 4:30 ceremony.

Post # 7
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Our venue is 10 minutes south of my town, so we went with 5:30 for the ceremony time. People might have to leave the office a tad early, but not too early.

I went to a Friday wedding with a 3:30 ceremony and a few people couldn’t make it. They were at the reception.

Post # 8
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had mine at 2:30 but we had tons of out of town guests that were coming in prior to the wedding and come from a family of teachers and shift workers so Saturday wouldn’t have necessarily been any better. I think we had three people that were only able to attend the reception and nobody declined specifically because it was a Friday. However we and our closest friends who all happen to work the same shift as us all work 4 on 4 off so we specifically chose a Friday that fell on days off. 

Post # 11
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m with mink – mine’s at 5:30 pm as well but I wished I had done it for later. I would say 6:30 to 7 would be the ideal time…

Post # 12
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are starting the ceremony at 7:00. We will also do all pictures beforehand (including a First Look session). I didn’t even think about people eating late, but oh well. Any earlier and I think more people would not come or be late walking in on the ceremony.

Post # 13
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I had a Friday family-only ceremony at 4:30 PM, and then our reception started at 7 PM. It was perfect for everyone!

Post # 14
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are getting married on 21st September, and our Ceremony will start at 3pm.  I chose this time mainly for the lighting factor.  We are getting married on Lake Macquarie, and at that time the afternoon light will be soft and buttery.

Post # 15
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

My mom recently got remarried and her’s was on a Friday too – it was at 6:30.  Most people lived and worked locally, so they were able to work until regular time or leave a little early.

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