(Closed) Timing of ceremony – before, during, or after sunset?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: When should I have my ceremony?

    before sunset (3:30-4:00)

    during sunset (4:00-4:30)

    twilight, just after sunset (4:30-5:00)

  • Post # 3
    9947 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @araneidae:  Sunset is a nice time of day… so I vote that you use it to your advantage.  And the best way IMO would be to opt for the first choice, the 3:30 to 4:00 PM timeslot… that way when you come outside the sun will be on its way down and give a nice “glow” to everything, as well as Photographers will tell you that they love the way Sunrise & Sunset can make for dramatic shots.

    Your second option, at sunset as you’ve noted could cause issues in the church in regards to too much glare

    And the last option, means that more than likely your guests will spill out into darkness (meh)

    Of course the best way to “somewhat” check this out is to go see the venue in the hour before and after sunset (realize that November’s sun location will be a bit different than it is now… but you’ll still get a good general idea of what is what)


    Post # 4
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m having my ceremony before sunset so after the ceremony Fiance and I can take sunset pics of just me and him! I’m taking pics with the bridesmaids and my parents before the ceremony so we can get that out of the way and cocktail hour can be short like I want it.

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