(Closed) Start Time for Ceremony!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jema:  Is it a wedding with mostly local guests or out of towners?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Can you explain the two hour gap (while you are taking photos) what exactly your guest will be doing. I think as a guest I would kinda hate this. No offense.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think you should tighten your gap between the cermony and reception. Only cause your planning on having a sparkler send at 11:45. I would be afraid  people might start to leave by 10/10:30. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i like it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

In toronto everyone would need to take the afternoon off for a wedding at 3:30. I would reduce your cocktail hour by a bit and make the ceremony a little later.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

can you take some of your photos before the ceremony and push the ceremony back a bit? if you don’t want to do a first look, you could at least do the bridesmaids and bride shots, groomsmen with groom shots, etc.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My schedule is somewhat similar to that, but the photographer is getting there around 12:45, we’re taking the “getting ready” pictures and the pictures with me and the bridesmaids and the groom and the groomsmen before the wedding (but we’re also not doing a first look or anything). Arrive at the church by 3:30. The ceremony is 4:00 to 4:40ish. Then family and bride/groom pictures from 5 to 6:30 (with cocktail/appetizer hour during that time for the guests), grand entrance around 6:30pm and then the reception will go until about 10:00pm.

Does your photographer come with an assistant photographer?  That might help speed things up. I don’t think that it should take 2 hours unless you’re traveling somewhere far.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i think the break is too long, so if you can do some of the photos before the ceremony to shorten it, that would be good.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

How many guests are you having- do you need a receiving line (could you stop by tables instead)? You’re expecting guests to be in wedding mode for 8 hours, which is a long time- my Friday night wedding is 6-11. How many people in your bridal party?

As a guest, I think I’d prefer checking into the hotel before the wedding, not in between wedding and reception. And I would worry about sending people off to the vineyard, etc- they’d get distracted, and might not come back in time.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I was asking about the bridal party #s, to see if you could maybe cut down on the intro time/start dinner- with 10 people, could it be 5 minutes? What’s going on from 7-7:15?

I just see potential for guests not following the timeline- if they leave, they might not come back til 6:30, your receiving line gets extended, etc… Are the hotels close enough that people could check in at 3, drop off their bags, and make it to a 4 or 4:30 ceremony?

 

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