(Closed) July Brides- What Time Does Your Ceremony Start?

posted 8 years ago in July 2011
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ours is at 12:30.  The ceremony venue slot we rented was from 12-1:30.  But our reception doesnt’ start until 4:30!  (and its an hour away!!)  I’m such a terrible bride.  but it’s all family at the wedding, so 100% will be there!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The latest our catholic church will allow our ceremony to begin is 2 p.m., so that will be the start time. The ceremony should take an hour or so (depending on if we decide on a full mass). We’re having a small gap in time (in which we’ll probably be taking lots of photos) and having the cocktail hour begin about 5 or 6. Then dinner and so on. The plans aren’t set in stone by any means though.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our ceremony will start at 5PM.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our ceremony will start at 6PM and our cocktail hour will begin at 6:30. Sunset in this area is around 9:30PM so we’re good.

I wanted to start our ceremony at 4PM, but the venue won’t allow it. 🙁 Oh well.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper

We’ll be indoors but it’s looking like 5:00 or 5:30.

If you want outdoor photos, I’d think you’d have plenty of daylight left at that time!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ours will be at 2 PM also. Should be approx 30 mins, then probably hang around for a few mins outside the church to say hello to guests, get some family pics, etc. Then we’re off for formal photos. Cocktails/Reception site is approx 45 mins away. Cocktails begin around 4 PM. We hope to be there around 6 PM and dinner/reception can start around 7. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine is an outdoor ceremony starting at 5:30, should only last about 30 minutes though and then we have cocktail hour immediately following, during which hubby and I will take outdoor photos together.   I will probably have most of my individual shots done before the wedding to ensure best lighting but with sunset being around 8:30, we should have plenty of time for some good shots…..or so I hope anyway!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Our outdoor ceremony is set to start at 6:00 PM. It should be about 30-40 minutes…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think our ceremony will be at 1 or 1:30pm (lasting about 30min or so)…and our cocktail hour won’t begin until 5pm.  I know many think that is a crazy long time to have between the two events, but that is how most weddings around here are.  Our guests will be able to go back to the hotel and visit or have a drink or two in their hotel room before the reception, so it won’t be an issue.  Plus that gives us 2.5+ hours for photos (we are not doing a first look)!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Since my wedding is on a Sunday, I’m looking to start on the early side, somewhere between 2 and 4PM. I want the local people who want to go home that night and need to go back to work on Monday not to have to drive or get home too late, so I’d like to end around 9PM.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Between 1 and 2pm.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My church ceremony is at 3pm, and it should last just over an hour, so cocktail hour at the reception venue will start at 5.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are having everything at one location and it starts at 6:00pm

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our ceremony at the church is at 3 pm. That is the latest we could have it as confessions start at 4 pm. Our ceremony will only be 30 minutes and then we will have our receiving line outside the church and drive to the golf course for a cocktail hour around 4:30 or so. I believe we will have dinner around 6!

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