(Closed) i give up….or rather give in….

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1325 posts
Bumble bee

Hey, sometimes the path of least resistance is worth taking.

Post # 4
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I concur…sometimes it’s easier to give in 🙂 I have done plenty of that already! 



Interestingly enough though…that’s how we’re doing our wedding.   HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY russian food for a cocktail hour and a half.  Then ceremony at 730 (sunset).  Followed by BIG BIG BIG dinner starting at 8.  and then even more dessert (starting around 12).  But I’m russians.  And russian’s eat. and they’ll think your wedding sucks if there isn’t an obscene amount of food.   

Post # 5
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I don’t think your time line gives people enough time. If they get there at 6 they have 40 minutes to say hello, find a drink, and get enough to eat for the evening before they need to find their seats for the ceremony.

 As an aside, the best light is about an hour before sunset. Sunset is really pretty but pictures have a habit of picking up a very orange tone and in if the weather doesn’t cooperate it’ll just be dark.

Post # 7
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MamaHusky3: ugh. I hate giving in. I understand why you did it, but gosh that sucks. (how about cocktail hour at 6 and then ceremony 7 and then buffet?)

Post # 8
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Im planning on having my ceremony 7:00 or 7:30, not sure yet, and i don’t really care if anyone has a problem with it or not.  Everyone knows how stubborn I am in my family, and I figure, if I’m the one paying for everything (along with FI) then it’s our decision on when to get married.  They are all adults, and can plan accordingly.  I’m not planning on having a dinner just hors d’ouevres afterwards.  I don’t think it’s that unusual of a concept.

Post # 9
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m sure your ceremony will still be beautiful and the photos you have with your husband will be gorgeous at 7 when you finally get some alone time (with your photographer) and he/she can capture those first moments when you are alone for the first time as husband and wife :o)

Post # 10
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Im sorry your not getting the timeline you wnted but it is easier in some cases to give in.. your day will be beatiful no matter what time it is 🙂

Post # 11
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@MamaHusky3: That changes things for me. If there’s eating after the ceremony too I am game!

Post # 14
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

This was from a late May wedding last year at 7ish. The rest ended up being too dark to even see, so I think you may be better off starting everything earlier. Keep your eye on the sky and grab the phtographer to get some pictures you want when the twilight sky is changing. You can always ‘fake it’ just for pictures!

Post # 15
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011


Why give in? There is nothing wrong with your timeline!  Or, if your ceremony is half an hour or less and in the same place as the reception, just have it at 7 and then start the food.  7:30 is a totally reasonable time to eat, IMO. 

It sounds like this is making you really unhappy. I think you should do it your way.

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