Post # 1
I am in a dilemma about whether or not i want a late wedding on a Saturday night. The time I wanted to book I just found out today was taken. So they have a Candlelight wedding package available from 8-12am. Do you all think this time frame is too late? Or has anyone had a wedding with a similar time?
P.S. Ceremony & reception is at same venue.
Post # 3
I think you could have a great time with a ‘candelight’ ceremony/reception. I have never been to one but it sounds beautiful. The only thing I would worry about would be young children or elders, it might be to late for them. If you were not planning to have many in those age groups I woudln’t worry about it. And the benifit of that time would be that you could easily get away with cocktaild and desserts and no one would think anything of it. You would not be expected to feed your guests a full meal during that time frame.
Post # 4
@jadakiss724: Wow, I’ve never heard of that. So you have 1 hour for the ceremony and 3 hours for the reception? That doesn’t seem to be enough time if you’re having other stuff like speeches, cake cutting, etc.; almost like “eat and go.”
Post # 5
Could you have your ceremony at another location at say 6:30 or 7, then go there for cocktails, dinner & dancing? Otherwise I think starting at 8 is too late.
Post # 6
I think 4 hours is plenty of time. Our wedding started at 1:30 and reception ended at 4:30. But I do feel like 8pm is a little late to start a wedding ceremony. Also, I would feel any party that started at 8 would be really formal. If those two things don’t bother you, go for it! Especially if you really want the venue.
Post # 7
I have attended at evening wedding that started at 8 pm. Various groups went for dinner first on their own. The ceremony, as are most, lasted only 15 minutes or so.
The room was set up for a ceremony at one end and with a variety of low and high tables and a lounge area at the other end. We all moved into the other end of the room for cocktails. The venue staff set up a few more round tables when the took down the ceremony seating.
It was loads of fun and the ceremony was beautiful- all done in candlelight. They had a jazz quartet playing before the ceremony and during the reception. There was hors d’oevres and later a coffee bar and dessert were offered after the cake was cut.
The grandparents went home about 10:30 after the cake was cut, but the rest of the group stayed till closing time.
Post # 8
This sounds beautiful! We’re starting our ceremony at 7:00pm, though, so I may be a bit biased 🙂
Post # 9
Thank you all for your input. To answer a few questions there won’t be many children or elderly. The ceremony is like 30 minutes with a 4 hour reception following I believe is enough time for me, I will take most of my photos before. I also really want the venue for the all inclusive pacakge. I will think on it tonight and make a decision tomorrow.