Post # 1
We are on a budget and I like this idea but im not sure if as many people will go to it.
Were gettting married at a yacht club right on the water on a saturday in june. My fiance thought it would be cool to get married around sunset so we are having our outdoor ceremony around 8pm and the reception follows. Were just having party trays and hordoeuvres, open bar and dessert. The whole thing will probably last around 4 hrs im guessing.
Ive never been to a wedding like this so I dont know if people wont go because its later at night and I dont know how long people would stay til… Please give me some advice
And should i still do a wedding favor? because its not assigned seating and were not even having dinner so im not sure..
Post # 3
i think you should ask yourself if your guests would mind go in so late! do they have children or work next day? also have plan b for the weather, you never know!
good luck and congrats!
Post # 4
My ceremony won’t start until, 7pm, that’s only one hour earlier than 8. And it will last til midight, same as mine. I don’t think it’s a big deal at all! When people go out on the weekends, most time they don’t walk out the door until 8 or 9 anyways. 8 will give people time to eat dinner at home, or out at a restaurant and head over afterwards, plus it’s on a YACHT! That sounds so cool. I say go for it!
Post # 5
I don’t think this is a prob at all. Just make sure guests know to eat dinner before they come and you should be fine. Personally, I would skip the favors. Sounds like a great wedding!
Post # 6
I think it sounds really nice! I’d just make sure there’s enough food to cover the alcohol that will be consumed…if you know what i mean.
And if you’re on a budget, skip the favors.
Post # 7
I like that idea. It would be obvious to people that they need to eat before they come, the sunset would be gorgeous, and then the rest of the reception (dancing, drinks, party trays, etc.) will be like any other reception.
Post # 8
I think that’s beautiful! I went to a 7pm sunset wedding last summer with hors d’oeuvres and dancing afterwards…it was lovely. No one expected a full meal because the word was spread beforehand. Everyone just ate before the wedding.