Post # 1
Hi! My Fiance and I fell in love with our venue the minute we saw it, and only now that we are locked in have we realized one potential obstacle with the venue: we cannot rent the venue until 4pm, and our date is a sunday (not a holiday weekend). So that means that we can’t even begin to set up until 4, and I am afraid that people will be wanting to leave by 8 since it’s on a sunday (and is in Camarillo…most of my family live in LA and the OC). Yikes! I really don’t want to have a super rushed or short wedding!
Has anyone dealt with a similar situation, or has gotten married at the Camarillo Ranch? What have you done? I am hoping we can sneak onto the premises a little early to take pictures before the vendors arrive, which would cut down on the time we spend taking pics during the cocktail hour. Thanks for listening to my venting!
Post # 3
Our wedding is going to be on a Sunday from about 4-8/9, we love that we are saving time (in turn money), still having a great time to do everything and still have a great night to spend together on our wedding night! =) We are doing it December in Laguna Beach! Make the best of it! It would be great if you could do some pre-pics. We are doing First Looks and Pre-Family Formals before the ceremony to save time to enjoy our company and venue!
Post # 4
My wedding is a Sunday and it will be 4:30-10pm.. but its during the summer and the majority of my guests will be on vacation, are teachers, are students, or are self employeds so I guess my situation is different.
Post # 5
Can you ask the venue if it’s possible for you to come in an hour or two earlier? Another thing is to hire a wedding coordinator so that YOU don’t have to do the set up yourself. I too am having a Sunday wedding but since it’s a holiday weekend, I’m not too bothered.
Post # 6
My wedding is on a Sunday from 4:30 to 10:00, but that’s the norm around here. In fact, Saturday weddings are becoming increasingly uncommon amongst locals in this area, since it’s so expensive to have a wedding in wine country.
I’d call and ask if they’d allow you to show up a couple hours early to set up or do pictures, or maybe even the day before to set up?
Post # 7
I’m confused are you referring to your ceremony venue or the reception venue? Ours is on sunday too, the ceremony starts around 3.30pm and the reception is from 6-11pm. But our reception venue allows us to enter as early as 6am that morning! so we have plenty of time to set up
Post # 8
we had a sunday wedding at 4pm. Check to make sure even though its’ not open until 4pm that you can’t get in earlier – normally places open before so that things get set up for the day and vendors can arrive and be ready if your ceremony or reception starts at 4pm. Just ask to see what other people normally do!!! It’s simple enough and a coordinator will be able to tell you what other couples typically do. Don’t worry too much since it’s your wedding and people WILL want to stay! Don’t try to drag it out too late since it is a sunday but 9-10pm is plenty good!
Post # 9
Thanks for the validation, ladies! I didn’t think having a Sunday wedding would be a big deal, I’m sure it will rock! I really like the advice of hiring a day-of coordinator! By the way, I think a big plus of having a sunday wedding is that we have all day saturday to get stuff ready, make a trip to the flower mart in LA for bouquets, etc. =)