Start time/invitation time

posted 1 year ago in Paper
Post # 2
620 posts
Busy bee

I think the best way to word the invite is “Ceremony at 5:30pm – Arrive to be seated by 5.15pm” 

That way people know the start time, they know the time that everyone needs to be in and settled by and there are no misconceptions about… is the ceremony at 5 or do we rock up at 5 etc.

Post # 4
3560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

deleted because PP edited response (:

Post # 5
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

For a ceremony at 5.30pm, put 5.30pm on the invites. Adults should know how to manage their time. Are you having a wedding website? We used that to emphasise or ceremony was actually starting at 1.30pm by putting a brief timeline of the day, which also let people know when to expect food etc.

Post # 8
6663 posts
Bee Keeper

At most state 5:30 on the invitations for a 5:35 start. Responsible adults know when to arrive. Time-challenged guests may be late no matter what time you put on the invitations. Why punish the majority to benefit the few who can’t get their shit together? 

Post # 9
4499 posts
Honey bee


Adults understand how time works.  They manage to make it to their jobs everyday or else they would be fired – they can manage to make it to a wedding at the appropriately stated time.

Post # 10
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995


Post # 12
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I was at a wedding last weekend with 2:00 on the invitation. We got there 10 minutes early, and it didn’t start until 3:25 -_- Adults should know to get to a wedding BEFORE it starts

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