(Closed) How long before the ceremony do people arrive to weddings?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How long before the ceremony do guests show up?
    Guests will show up late! : (2 votes)
    9 %
    5-10 minutes before the ceremony. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    10-15 minutes before the ceremony. : (4 votes)
    17 %
    15-20 minutes before the ceremony. : (9 votes)
    39 %
    20-30 minutes before the ceremony. : (7 votes)
    30 %
    30+ minutes before the ceremony. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m just really curious how you chose that start time? Does the time have a special meaning to you?

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ll say it’s easier to be on time for an event when it start on an even hour or half-hour. If an event started at 5:23, I would have to do arithmetic in my head as to what time to leave home, what time to start getting ready, etc. If I was your guest, I would just tell myself to arrive by 5:00 or 5:30. And knowing my propensity to dawdle at putting on my makeup; I’d likely just process 5:23 as 5:30. 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would aim to arrive at least 20 minutes early 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @kateisstoned:  That’s cute, I hope it works out for you.

    If I were a guest, I’d show up at 5:00, but that’s because I hate being late.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I aim to arrive about 20 minutes early to a wedding. However, many of our guests arrived 45 minutes early, so they all got to see us do family photos. I really didn’t care if people saw us early, so it wasn’t a big deal to me.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We had a number of guests who arrived 30 minutes early for our wedding, just as I was heading off into a side room to hide!

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I was also told to hide 30 minutes before our ceremony started, guests started showing up right after that.

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