(Closed) Timeline help for Friday evening wedding

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jalaskezy:  If you have a cocktail hour that involves appetizers/food, I wouldn’t worry about it. My dinner doesn’t start until 8:30 but our cocktail hour will have eats to tide people over.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

if you have food and drinks during cocktail hour, a later dinner wil be fine. I would also say that you need to consider how long you will need for photos since you are not taking them before, and 30 min will not be e ought from what I have been told and we have small wedding and small family. Also, it might be good to check out when sunset is around the time you get married as if you loose the light, it will effect your photos too. 

We have a 6pm ceremony and dinner is served at 8pm, but we are doing a first look before e ceremony as I don’t want to risk looking the light as light is so important for beautiful photos. This way we can also have a moment to ourselves after the ceremony and then join our guests for cocktail hour.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I will be doing a Friday evening wedding as well. Starting at 5 but the cocktail hour won’t start until 7 so dinner probably will be served around 8:30/9pm. I think what you have is reasonable since honestly these days people don’t eat until later anyways. If your cocktail hour has a good amount of food then you should be good. 

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