(Closed) Morning wedding

posted 4 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It all sounds very romantic. However, as someone who reserves getting up to see the sunrise for two occasions only – May Day and the Summer Solstice – I’d be underwhelmed at having to be up, dressed and on the road for a wedding that took place as early as 7.30.

I’d be surprised if some of your guests were not equally thoughtful about attending a ceremony this early in the day. Anyone who has to travel any distance is likely to have been up ridiculously early. As the bride, you’ll have to be up even earlier to get ready. Even 9 am is early although a rather more practical option. 

Post # 4
213 posts
Helper bee

I am having a morning wedding followed by a brunch reception.  Our ceremony is starting at 10am.  Even then I’m going to need to be up and getting ready at about 5:00am.

Post # 5
2510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am a morning person, but have to get dresses and drive to a wedding at 7:30am, I probably would look for any excuse not to go.  The idea is romatic, but unless you are only inviting immediate family that are stuck with going, no one is going to want to go to a wedding that early.  You would personally have to start getting ready at like 3 in the morning.  I think 9am is the earliest you could do it, but I would probably push it to 10am (especially if people have a little bit of a drive).  I went to a 10am wedding with a casual brunch reception and it was lovely.  

Post # 6
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

more-most-always:  I think it depends on how many guests you have. If it is small and intimate I say do sunrise, that will be really special. If it is more than 20 guests I say do it at 9:00. Not everyone is a morning person and trying to get that many people up that early might not make everyone happy. Plus they will all have to get ready for a wedding and that does take some time.

Post # 7
124 posts
Blushing bee

more-most-always:  We are having a morning wedding, the ceremony start time is 10 am. We are getting hair and makeup done starting at 6:30 am. I am not a morning person, so this is going to kill me. 

We wanted to get married in the morning so we could have the rest of the day to do whatever we want. 

I feel like I’m pushing it though. It’s very early, in my mind, so I can only imagine a wedding at sunrise. Like previous posters said, it sounds romantic, but it will be a pain for everyone else.

Post # 8
1916 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would probably skip a sunrise wedding or just come to the reception.

Post # 9
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ll be honest and say unless you were one of my sisters I would decline the invite and this is coming from a person who is very flexible with weddings (destination, week day weddings, cash bar…)


ETA: and even if it were a sibling I would still be super bummed about the whole thing.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  BeeinBoston.
Post # 10
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

A sunrise wedding would be way too early for me unless you were my best friend or close family.

If you had a good amount of people needing hair and makeup, you’d have to start getting ready at like 3:00am.

Post # 11
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think the sunrise wedding is a beautiful idea, so romantic. It is your day, I would say do what you love. Almost no one likes getting up early, but your loved ones will be there for you early or not!!

My wedding is going to be in the morning – 10:30 am … Then an early dinner/lunch reception after from 11-4pm. The venue I chose does not allow evening weddings… but we will be along the beach so everyone will get to spend time together in the evening before we take off on our honeymoon cruise the next day 🙂

Post # 12
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I was a bridesmaid in a morning wedding (8 am). We started getting ready at 5. Some people were seriously grumpy. It was unavoidable for them, because the groom had to report back unexpectedly early to military duty, but if you can avoid it, I would.

Post # 13
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’m usually only seeing a sunrise if I haven’t gone to bed yet, not because I’d intentionally wake up that early for one. That said for a close friend or family member I would suck it up and be there. I might look and feel like complete crap, but I’d be there.

I agree with the number of guests being a factor the fewer guest the more inclined I am to say if sunrise is your dream, go with it. If it’s a larger group I think a little later is better.

Post # 14
1507 posts
Bumble bee

Sunrise??? Eek no way. You would have to be getting hair/makeup/ready for hours before that. Woould you consider doin sunset instead, if you are looking for the same romance? It sounds like you don’t want a drunken evening reception party- you could hold the sunset wedding on a Sunday afternoon and treat it with a romantic sweet edge…?

Post # 15
8881 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i went to a morning wedding that started at 10:30. it was fine. 

honestly, i would decline your sunrise wedding. 

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