Post # 1
We are getting married in Vegas at a chapel that seems to be very strict on timing. Our wedding is booked at 8:00 PM but the FAQs on the website asks that all of our guests arrive 20-25 minutes before start time.
So how should our invitations be worded? I’m worried that our crowd will not be timely and I will not have the luxury of putting the ceremony on hold.
Post # 3
@sugar_biscuit: I would say 7:30. Typically guests are there on time, but I don’t know about 25 minutes before so if they really want all guests there by that time I would state the time a half an hour earlier than the actual wedding.
Post # 4
@megz06: Thanks! That is what I was thinking but is always nice to have a second opinion!
Post # 5
@sugar_biscuit: Put the time on the invitation that you want people to physically be there. I agreed with the PP that 7:30 pm should be fine. I wouldn’t fudge the the time any more than that as it is annoying as a guest to have to sit forever and wait…been there, done that.
Post # 6
On your invite, put the time at 7:30. That gives you a 30 minute cushion for late comers.. if its a Destination Wedding type deal.. people may be less likely to be late.
I know I’m late for everything at home, but was early for the last Destination Wedding I attended simply because I didn’t have all the distractions of my everyday life.