(Closed) Tell me your ceremony time and why?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

5:00pm on Saturday, with the reception at 8:00pm. We have just about 2 hours for photos in between! Surprised Hopefully our guests will get good and drunkity on their cocktails! teehee

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours is at 4:30. I wanted time for people to relax, eat, get some alcohol in them, and for the sun to go down a bit more before we start dancing.

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours it at 7pm, because it’s on a weekday and the traffic around here can be pretty rough. We’re doing all of our photos before and skipping the cocktail hour to go right into dinner at 7:30 (hopefully!)

 

Post # 34
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our venue is available for wedding ceremonies in 1½ hour increments from Noon to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3:30, 4 to 5:30 on Saturdays. We selected the 2 to 3:30 time slot. I’m in the process of doing my invitations also. I haven’t decided if I want it to begin at 2 or 2:30 pm. The ceremony will not take a full hour, so 2:30 will give us time to get going. However, we will have to be finished by 3:30. No going over because the next wedding will begin setting up.

Post # 35
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are having our wedding ceremony at 3 pm, with reception to follow. 

We picked 3 because our wedding is going to be in July, and any later, it would be HOT and, if you wait too long, it would get dark before we were ready for it to. We also want our “first look” at eachother to be when I am walking down the isle. We really want the first look to be something that happens right as we are getting married. Then after a 30min- 1hr ceremony, we will have 30min- 1 hr photo time, putting our reception time at around 4-5pm… which is perfect for dinner time, and also provides enough time for food toasting etc., while its light out, and then dance the night away on our beautifully lit, paver stone dance floor area! 🙂 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

1pm on a Saturday.  We really wanted to serve high tea because we both love that meal and believe it is horribly under represented LOL  Also it is a very mixed crowd and since we were older we knew that the dance floor would not be packed because it would be hard finding music that everyone liked.  Also being in Vegas we thought our guests might like to get liquored up at our expense and then be free to go to dinner/gamble/catch a show afterwards  We are doing a first look so I have to be ready around 11a for pictures – I wanted a smooth flow from ceremony to reception so we wanted to go straight in and not make people wait while we took pictures so we will receive the guests after the ceremony – spend half an hour on formal family portraits – grab some food (ok probably dreaming on this one) and mingle with our guests and then the cake cutting at 3pm

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

3:00PM because that was the latest we could do it to finish before Sat night mass!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

7:30 PM. Because I always wanted an early evening wedding. We are have just cake and punch afterwards and a huge pig roast the following day.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our ceremony starts at 3:30pm. It’s outside and I wanted to have it before the mosquitos start coming out. Then we’ll do pictures with our guests (all family and close friends), and dinner is at a restaurant at 6pm.

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our ceremony will be at 5, hoping to actually start around 5:15. The sun sets at 6:30 that night, so it will be “the magic hour” for the best light of the day for photos of the very short ceremony and our portraits immediately after.

Having the best light is why we chose the ceremony time. We have the ceremony space from 5-6pm only. Then walking to dinner, we have a party room from 6-7:45. Only 20ish people will be there for those 2 events, then the reception with 90-100 people begins at 8pm.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

11 am on a Saturday.  The venue is cheaper, we don’t want alcohol (nor can we really afford it), and no one in our families would want to make it a party-style, all-night event anyway.  Our wedding and lunch reception will be sweet and fairly simple.

Post # 42
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2013

3-4 ceremony, 4-5:30 cocktail, 5:30-7:00 dinner, 7-9:30 drinks & dancing, 9:30-10:30, 5th hour of hosted bar (considering it and will most likely do it).

Our venue is a restaurant so we need to end the ceremony by 4 which is the main room so the restaurant can prepare for their dinner reservations.  We are renting a trolley and traveling to a few historical landmarks to take photos so wanted an hour and a half for the cocktail hour.  The 5th hour hosted bar was a great option to extend the party and not pay the prepackaged price and pay at the end of the night.  Sounds a little scary but the average drink is $3 cheaper per person so we figure it was a good deal.

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ceremony @ 6:30 pm. My venue didn’t give me a choice & I never really thought about it…

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have our venue for both ceremony and reception from 6pm-midnight on a Saturday night and we’re doing a first look at 445pm.  Ceremony at 630.  Cocktails 7-8, dinner 8-9, dancing and shenanigans 9-1145, tomfoolery and drunken debacles at bar downtown midnight-230am.

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our ceremony is at 5. Reception is at the same venue and I didn’t want our reception to end at like 9, so I made the ceremony a bit later so that dinner and dancing fall at good times in the evening. 

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