(Closed) Sunday wedding start time

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think will be the best start time?
    1. 4pm (event ends at 930p) : (24 votes)
    65 %
    2. 430pm (event ends at 10p) : (4 votes)
    11 %
    3. 5pm (event ends at 1030p) : (6 votes)
    16 %
    4. does not really matter : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Our half-hour ceremony was at four on a Sunday.  The reception ended at 9 or 9:30, and it was great.  People were still around, but the crowd had started to thin.  I wouldn’t start as late as 5, but I think either 4 or 4:30 would be fine.

    Post # 4
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I voted for the first option because a lot of your guests will need to travel or work on Monday… it’s best to end the event earlier 🙂

    Post # 5
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I voted for the 4pm start time. I think if you start it much later than that, it would get too late for a Sunday night being that people have to travel and work on Monday. I think 4pm with a 930 ending time would be great!

    Post # 6
    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My wedding falls on a sunday.

    We are having an afternoon wedding.

    Post # 7
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I voted for 4 p.m. as well. Just because I think the convenience factor for your guests takes priority over lighting for your photographer (who can ultimately make any lighting work for your photos).

    I know that as a guest at a Sunday wedding, come 9 p.m., I’m already thinking about all the stuff I need to do to get ready for work the next day, so I would make it as early as you can 🙂

    Post # 8
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    4pm is my vote for guest convenience.  You can always sneak outside for some great sunset shots with your photog!

    Post # 9
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    at leat you realize that people will go to work the next day.  I have a friend getting married on a Sunday who is having an evening wedding in a location that’s at least 1.5 hour drive for at least half of the guest and a flight for others.  Her attitude was “well people are just going to have to take the day off on Monday.”  um yeah….

    Post # 11
    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    4 pm and you can have that cake cutting at sunset if you want to!

    I agree w/posters that b/c it’s sunday it’s a work night and it’s best to have it earlier but still get that amazing sunset!

    Post # 12
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I voted for 4 pm which is actually the same schedule as what my wedding was – ceremony at 4, sunset about 7:20 – and it worked really well.  We did have some cloud cover during some of the portraits after the ceremony but the light wasn’t too harsh at all.  I think earlier is definitely better.  If you push it later I think you’ll definitely lose some guests.  

    Post # 13
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think the earlier the better for your guests sake.  You can always slip away to take some sunset photos during the day, or take some portraits earlier in the morning.

    I got married at 4pm and we took most of our photos in the middle of the day, and they turned out great! (granted it was party cloudy)  YOu can probably find a shady place, maybe in a woods setting like Mrs. Avocado?

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