(Closed) Help! Relay for Life is going to be within earshot of my ceremony!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What should I do?
    Leave it as is. You might have distractions, but at least people will be there. : (3 votes)
    15 %
    Move the ceremony up a little. If people can't make it, it's their loss. : (15 votes)
    75 %
    Leave the time as-is, but keep the ceremony really short. : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 4
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would move it up. A Friday wedding at any time is already going to be something people have to plan for, leave work early, go change, etc. I would actually move it up at least an hour. I used to work Relay for Life in our area and people will be milling around, setting it up, yelling directions, testing the mic… And you don’t want that during your ceremony at all.

    So I’d move it up to at least 5:30. MAYBE 5:45. I would definitely not go later than 6. I’m sorry that this is going to conflict for you!

    Post # 5
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I would move the ceremony up a little bit. There is still plenty of time before the wedding for them to ask off of work or to leave a little early. If they really want to be there for you they will have no problems missing a day of work. I had people ask me MONTHS ago when my wedding was just to get their request in early so they can be sure to have it off. If your guests don’t want to miss work one day to be at your wedding then they don’t really care much. There will be some that might not be able to get out of it which you should be able to understand but if you have the destracion of Relay for Life so they can’t hear you read your vowes then you NEED to move it up. A half hour shouldn’t hurt it much.

    Post # 8
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t care about having my guests park farther away,

    ouch  – as someone that often has to ferry around older members of our family you might want to warn some of the older guests so they can be dropped off while someone else goes park


    Post # 9
    1124 posts
    Bumble bee

    Great update! Having participated in Relay For Life a lot, I know how disruptive that would be (but hey, it’s for a good cause!).

    5:30 seems perfectly reasonable and I imagine people were probably planning on leaving work early to get ready and whatnot anyway.

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