(Closed) Summer wedding bees, what time is your ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think the summer lends itself to more flexibility. My Fiance and I chose not to see each other before our ceremony. Our ceremony will start 4 p.m. and end at 4:30. We will take photos for an hour or so and I know we will still have some daylight out there as the sun doesn’t set until 7-8ish in the summer. 

Our reception will start around 5:30 and go until 9:30. I think it’s up to you guys. Don’t compare your ceremony to anyone elses. I think that every wedding I’ve ever gone to started at 2 or 3 but so what… I want mine to start at 4. People can choose to come or stay home. It’s your day.

Post # 4
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

If we didn’t have to be out of our venue, completely cleaned up, by midnight, I might have started ours later.  As it is, we get access at 2, so I think we’re leaning towards starting the ceremony at 3:30 or so.  I think as long as your ceremony isn’t crazy long so your guests are all starving, 6 would be fine!  It will definitely still be light at 6 in August!

Post # 6
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

It doesn’t get dark in Seattle in early august until like 9:00. You should be fine for the ceremony, transitioning into sunset for the reception. Sounds very romantic!

Post # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@elle_z:  Welcome to Seattle! As other Bees said it stays light really really late in the Summer. It’s kind of like you get an extra half day. It’s wonderful!

Post # 8
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our June wedding on the East Coast was also at 6pm, and our reception concluded at 1am! We warned folks who are early-to-bed types that they should plan to have a snack and a nap in advance. No complaints, though — the light was gorgeous, we were well through the humidity of the day, and I got to have a leisurely day getting ready with my girls.

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