Post # 1
I need some advice on the time gap between the wedding ceremony and reception. I’m getting married in Fiji in 2014 and would like to do the ceremony around sunset. Sunset in september is about 6pm. If the ceremony was to start at 5:30pm – 6:30pm, I would be alright with that.
I was thinking of only a one hour gap between ceremony and reception? Is that enough time??
Also, do you think having dinner at 7:30pm – 8pm is too late for the guests?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@yamby: I don’t think that is too late of a dinner, so long as you have snacks. Isn’t there an hour time difference between Fiji and Sydney (I don’t remember – I used to live in Queensland)? If that’s the case then it would actually be 6:30 for everyone for dinner, in which case you are gold.
An hour between is not bad. Although if you are doing the reception at the same place as the ceremony you could have passed h’ord d’eourves while you get photos taken.
Just some thoughts 🙂 I am sure you will be fine as long as you are cognisant of people getting hungry. An hour is not a bad gap time though
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
assuming you’ll have a cocktail hour between the two, an hour’s not bad. If you’re doing a first look (highly advise), you can get a lot of your photos out of the way beforehand.
Post # 5
The best person to talk to about time gaps is your photographer. You don’t wanna miss/lose out on shots because you are pressed for time for pictures. My fiance and I were trying to plan out our timing for the wedding/dinner ourselves but when we hired our photographer, we told them time frames of our ceremony and when we would like to have dinner. They ended up creating an entire time line of photography for the whole day for us.
Post # 6
@yamby: that sounds great as long as you didn’t want to do many photos outdoors after the ceremony. The hour before sunset is the best time to take pictures. Also, an hour in between is fine and I don’t think it’s too late for dinner.