Post # 1
Hi bees as a uk bride we are used to weddings that typically start at 12 or 1 in the afternoon for the ceremony then photos then sit down meal then evening reception starting at 7 with buffet at around nine and disco with everything finishing about midnight. It is usual to invite closest friends and family to ceremony and sit down meal then other friends and work colleagues and neighbours etc come to just the evening. The gaps in between photo and meal and meal and disco are filled by sitting around drinking and catching up with family or these days there is often some sort of entertainment photo booth or games etc. So very different to your US evening type weddings that seem to be the norm.
I am planning my second wedding and like the idea off having a later celebration but worry I will feel like it is too short a day? Although I like the idea of having a great time celebrating at the spa etc at the hotel with my FI and best friend and kids.
what are your thoughts ladies?
Post # 3
7:30 start time
8:15-9 – drinks and apps
All pics are going to be BEFORE the ceremony
candles, candles, candles, glass conservatory with christmas lights on all the trees just outside. Booo-TI-Fullll
Post # 4
6:30-7:15 Cocktail hour
12am-2am- After party at local bar
Post # 5
sounds good and I am keen to have an ‘American’ style wedding but am bit unsure if it will feel odd as most uk weddings last all day and evening!
Post # 6
5 PM-5:30 PM Ceremony
5:30-6:30 Cocktail Hour
We’ll probably have an after-party with just our bridal party and a few other people we like lol. I know FILs are having their own after party at the hotel, but that’s their business.
Post # 7
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Ceremony
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cocktails and Appetizers
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 11:30 PM Dancing
11:30 PM-??? After party with our nearest and dearest.
Next morning brunch with our wedding party, parents and our siblings (and whoever else may want to attend of our nearest and dearest) before leaving for our honeymoon.
Post # 8
It seems that it is even more uncommon than I thought for US weddings to last all day like UK ones!