(Closed) TIMES?!

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

when is sunset that day? how long do you want your reception? is there a time when they kick you out? any idea how long the ceremony will be?

Post # 4
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t really have an answer for you, but I’d love to hear answers from others because we’re having timing issues also!

We’re thinking of doing our ceremony at 5:30pm, with dinner served at the reception (2 miles away) at 6:30pm.  Our pastor said the ceremony will only be 20 minutes and we’re doing most all photos before hand.  We’re not doing a cocktail hour either, so I’m worried about timing.

Post # 5
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The coordinator at your venue may be able to help you by letting you know what previous couples have done.  In my experience, most weddings that involve dinner usually have the ceremony at 3 or 4 with the reception immediately following.  However, without the cocktail hour, you might want to start a bit later so that dinner starts being served around 6pm.

Are your ceremony & reception in the same place?  Are you doing all your photos after the ceremony, or just the ones with both of you (with the bridal party and groomsmen photos being taken separately beforehand)?

Post # 6
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you go to weather.com, they have a wedding day weather planner that tells you when civil twilight begins (sun goes down) and when darkness begins.  That will help you plan.  You might want to check your venue also for how the setting sun hits the area of your ceremony. 

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