(Closed) Wedding start time…

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The start time is when your wedding ceremony will start and usually, people know this and get there early! No worries, people should know this but if you feel like you need to make sure, I would just pass the word by word of mouth.

Post # 4
5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you should put the correct time on the invite. I am a very punctual person and would be really annoyed if I showed up at 5:45 for your wedding and it did not start til 6:30.

Post # 5
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If the wedding starts at 6pm, people will understand that is when the ceremony starts and show up before that time.

Post # 6
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would say it depends on your guests and their timeliness. I know my family is late to everything so i am going to put an earlier start time. But if your crowed is typically early, it might be annoying to them to have to wait so long for the ceremony to start. But i know i usually assume the start time is the time on the invite and that i should arrive 15-20 min earlier.

Post # 7
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I cringe everytime I see this question asked. I think you should put your start time down. Most people will arrive 15 minutes early anyways. So if you put actually plan on starring 15-30 minutes later they will be waiting 30 to 45 minutes for things to start which makes for unhappy guests. I think its common knowledge to show up before the start time to any event. 

Post # 8
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We put the actual start time down… but we might start 5 minutes late to make sure everyone is there.

Post # 10
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just asked this question the other day because Fiance and I disagreed on this. As you can see, the general consensus is to use the time you actual plan to start. I believe someone mentioned adding a note to their wedding website that seating would begin thirty minutes prior to the start time. I thought that was a good idea.

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