(Closed) how early does the groom/groomsman arrive at the church?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

For my own wedding and others I’ve been to, the groomsmen got there 45 mins before the ceremony start time.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you have a photographer and are you doing pictures before or after?  My photographer made a schedule of how our pictures will go, and that helped me determine what time to tell everyone to be there.  Our ceremony starts at 3:30 and the pictures with the wedding party will be starting at 1:30.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ours showed up about 30-45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. I think the wedding coordinator at the church said for them to be there 30 minutes ahead of time to greet/usher the guests. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My ceremony was at 2pm and the Groom got there about 12:45/1pm.  There wasn’t really anything for them to do at the church since they got dressed already so they all sat in the bus and drank a few beers haha. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

At our wedding the groom and groomsmen got there about 45 mins before I arrived with my BMS

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our guys arrived a half hour earlier.  There was a wedding before ours and we weren’t allowed to be there any earlier.  They were dressed, and all they had to do was put on their bouts and greet guests.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ours were not supposed to show up any sooner than 30 minutes before, because that was when the last mass ended.

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