(Closed) What time is better for Sunday ceremony + reception?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What time is better for Sunday ceremony + reception?
    3:30-8:30 PM : (17 votes)
    52 %
    4:00-9:00 PM : (13 votes)
    39 %
    Other - please state time below : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am having a 10.30-11 ceremony, 11-12 “cocktail hour and 12-4 brunch on Sunday.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My wedding is on a Sunday and I’m having a 5pm ceremony with a 6-10pm reception. I figured that if people are traveling to the wedding they’ll probably take Monday off so ending the reception at 10 should be reasonable. I think it depends on your family/guests though.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine is sunday, the ceremony should start by 3.20 and the reception should start by 6pm and end at 11pm

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m having a Sunday ceremony at 4:30, reception 5-10. My guests are mostly teachers/students/people who own their own businesses/out of towners in June so I’m not too worried about people wanting to leave early. It depends on your guests I suppose.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My time is similar. I am doing 3-8.  Ceremony at 3, which will be quick, cocktail hour 315-415, followedby reception all at the same venue. 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re getting married the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. We plan on starting the ceremony at 3:00 and wrapping things up around 8:00 pm. If anyone still wants to party, our house is ten minutes from the venue and we have a well stocked liquor cabinet.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our Ceremony is going to start at 4 and everything will be done by 10. So, I am biased toward those times.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    our ceremony starts at 11:30 am, and the reception will be over by 5.  but we have a lot of out of towners…. some might even try to fly back that night.  I assume a lot will stay over too, but it was just easier this way even though we’ll have to start hair/makeup at like 8 am.

    Post # 12
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    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are getting married on a Sunday, I’m thinking of doing our ceremony at 3:30. Our wedding is 2 1/2 hours away from mostly everyone so I don’t want to do it too early for the people that are driving out on Sunday but I don’t want to do it too late either for the people driving back home afterwards either.

    Post # 13
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My family will be about and hour and a half from our venue, and his all within about 15-20 minutes.  Friends split the same way.  I would totally love to continute the party at a local bar or something afterwards because I know my side will be probably staying at a hotel the night before and night of.

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