(Closed) Opinions on AM Weddings

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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9567 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

@inky_1:  i think they would be fine, just you would have to get up earlier to get ready, but i don’t think it would be too inconvenient for the guests, as it is a Saturday morning 🙂 also you would certainly save some money on the alcohol consumed! and it may be cheaper having a lunch reception than a dinner, but i am not 100% sure on that. it sounds like a great idea to me 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@inky_1:  you won’t have much time to do your hair and makeup.

 

Is your wedding going to be completely finished at 3pm? That’s odd to me as weddings here go on from lunch time to the early hours of the morning.

Post # 6
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s your wedding – I say go for it if it feels right to you! Personally I would be pumped about a morning wedding. It’s something different. I know some people would be disapointed not to party all night, but you could always do a smaller family/friends event that night. 

Post # 7
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1964 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

For the record, I have not attended an AM wedding.  However, I am planning one of my own.

We plan on getting married at 10:30 am (ceremony should end about 11:15 am), and have the lunch reception start at 12:30 pm.

From our immediate family there has been no complaints to my knowledge.  For anyone that complains, I just don’t care : )

We’ll save money with a lunch and less alcohol (we’re just doing a champagne toast.)

We’ll also have lots of light for pictures- we’ll be taking some pictures after the reception as well.

Our reception won’t last as long, but most of our friends and family aren’t big dancers anyway, so it worked out for us.

Do what’s best for you.  Just curious- why are you planning on a morning ceremony/ lunch reception?

Post # 9
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I say go for it! I been to one brunch reception and it honestly was so nice. If you aren’t nighttime party people, then there is no need to have a reception like that.

The one I went to served brunch, champagne,beer, and light cocktails like bellinis and mimosas all suitable for daytime weddings, they had a jazz quatet playing in the background, every mingled, some light dacing. It was great go for it!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

If your family and friends are not the “partying” type then go for it.  I view morning weddings as very small and intimate. 

My family and his want to dance and drink the night away. So a morning wedding would confuse the hell out of them.

Post # 12
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1964 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@inky_1:  I think we share alot of the same reasons for a morning wedding : )  We’re having about 60 people (I think it will be more like mid-50’s), and this works out well for us.  There’s no way we could afford our venue for dinner.

Post # 13
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@TwoCityBride:  +1

I’ve been to two morning weddings and enjoyed myself.  This is coming from someone who a) is not a morning person AT ALL and b) who loves to boogey down and party at weddings.  But really I had fun.  It’s a different kind of fun.  First the food was actually really good.  And like TwoCityBrides mentionned they had light cocktails.  Plus the non-party atmosphere really gives you a chance to mingle and socialize with people.  If that’s what suits you then go for it!!!

Post # 15
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9567 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

@inky_1:  sounds like a morning wedding would be the perfect option for you two 🙂

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Based on your reasons, I think a morning/afternoon wedding sounds perfect for you and your guests.  If you like the idea of it then definitely go for it!  I see absolutely no reason it would be inconvenient because it will still be over the weekend.  If people are coming from out of town, they can stay over in a hotel on Friday night and have plenty of time to drive home on Saturday after your wedding is over.  

 

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