(Closed) Please help me decide on start/end times.

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Start/end time
    4-10pm : (10 votes)
    33 %
    5-11pm : (20 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
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    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    we are doing five to 11. there will be lots of kids at our wedding too. but we are doing photos way before the ceremony… first look 2 pm group shots 2 30 family 400- if ceremony starts at 4 be done at 430 appetizers at 445  dinner at 5 dance and what nots til ten that is good. plus if you think people with kids will be leaving earlier do cake around 6 or 6 30. that way all your guest dont miss the important things

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    5-11 is not too late for guests with kids. Do you mean the 11 o’clock time? 10 is not that different. They can get a babysitter or leave earlier if they need to, also.

    Magic hour lighting for your ceremony photographs is something you absolutely do want.

    Then again, 4 PM means eating at 5 or 6, right? Not too early for dinner IMO. I won’t eat later than that ever, if it can be helped.

    Post # 6
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Not sure how much help I’ll be.  We opted for an afternoon wedding with an evening after-party.  And the blocks of time for the reception were not really negotiable, so it was 12:00 for the wedding and 2:00-6:00pm for the reception.

    I guess if I had to pick I would say 4-10.  If you don’t start the wedding til 5, people may be awfully hungry by time dinner starts (at least I would be).

    Post # 7
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Will most people have quite long drives/travel back home?  I’d decide based on that.

    Post # 8
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    saying that my reception is starting at 5, church ceremony will start at 4.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    4pm is really early. I’d say 5pm and people with kids can always leave early.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @QBbride:  my thoughts exactly

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