(Closed) Invite insert wording: "Doors Open @…"?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@knitB4zod:  I like “Guest arrival after four-thirty”

Or you could even put “Guest arrival at 5:00” so you avoid all chances of people being too early. My parents showed up an hour early to the last wedding they went to lmao


Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think if you just put the ceremony time people will show up for then. I aim to be about 15 minutes early and I really doubt any of your guests would show up over an hour before your ceremony time. 

Post # 5
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@knitB4zod:  I would be careful people dont think the time of “doors open” or “guests arrival” means the ceremony time. That is almost what i would think. 

Post # 7
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We had a tight time schedule. We weren’t allowed in the ceremony space til 6pm, and our ceremony was planned for 6:15pm. So I wrote on our invitations “Doors open at 6, ceremony to start at 6:15.” It seemed to work fine, some arrived early, but it wasn’t a huge deal. We started the ceremony a few minutes late, but it all worked out.

Post # 8
3262 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

“Guests are asked to arrive between x:00 and x:15”

Post # 10
3371 posts
Sugar bee


@Stephville: What she said. I would put down 5pm cause some people just love to show up early anyway.

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