Post # 1
We have a fair number of guests coming who are in the retail business, which makes the sunday wedding cheaper and advantageous to those guests.
But also a good chunk of people with jobs who will work the following day.
We have the ceremony at 3:00 and the reception is at a banquet hall approx 40 mins away.
Is 6:00 for cocktail hour and 7:00 dinner start too late?
Post # 3
Personally I would prefer a 6pm dinner on a Sunday.
Post # 4
I think that’s pushing it. Also, that is quite a gap. People should be to the reception site by 5 if not earlier. I would start cocktail hour at 5 and dinner at 6. Is there a reason you want to wait until 7?
Post # 5
yah I would say so – that is going to be a late night!
Post # 6
I agree, I like 6 better as well. The chunk of people who have to work the next day have some time to go whenever – but if you send out the invites ahead of time, they can always plan to take off on that Monday.
Post # 7
I think its fine. I don’t know what your reasoning is for the time gap, but either way I think it’ll work. I’m having a Thursday night wedding. Not ideal, but it is what it is. Just make sure to give people plenty of notice so that they can take off the next day or go in late if they need to. I don’t think the typical amount of notice is sufficient in these cases
Post # 8
I think 6 would be better for dinner too.
Post # 9
I agree with everybody. 6 would be better.
Post # 10
6 would be better, but if it is cheaper for you to do 7, stay with 7. I am on a tight budget (5k) myself, so I understand. We have a 3pm Sunday wedding with light refreshments, then we have a 7:30 dinner with family. So late!!!
BUT keep in mind…the later you’re out, the more tired you’re going to be that night.
Post # 11
I would probably aim for 6pm if that is an option. If 7 is the only time that works or is much eaiser than go for it. As long as you don’t send the invites last minute people will be able to plan their day.
Post # 12
5 or 6, 7 would be too late for a Sunday.
Post # 13
I got married on a Sunday. Ceremony started at 3 and we had an early dinner @ 5:30. People started leaving by about 7:30 because they had to travel back home (30min to an hour) so 7 may be to late for people who still have to drive back home and be up early for work in the morning!
Post # 14
@Sparkle_Bee: If possible I would see if you could have cocktail hour at 5pm and dinner at 6pm. Something which we are considering is having a half hour for cocktails and starting dinner at 5:30 🙂