(Closed) What time of day is/was your ceremony/reception? What do you think of evening?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What time of the day will/did you have your wedding and reception?

    Morning ceremony and reception

    Morning ceremony, afternoon reception

    Afternoon ceremony and reception

    Afternoon ceremony, afternoon to evening reception

    Evening ceremony and reception

    Something different that I will describe

  • Post # 17
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Our weddings all being done in the evening. We are having the ceremony at 5pm. Than starting cocktails & dinner around 6PM.

    Post # 18
    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Our ceremony began at 6pm. It actually started at 6:15. It was over at 6:45. Then the guests went upstairs to cocktail hour. We did family pictures for the first half. We decided on having a first look so that our guests wouldn’t have to wait more than the hour to have dinner. Then we went to the second half of cocktail hour and did our greeting then so we could eat and enjoy dinner together. Then we did introductions at 8pm. Our first dance right after that. Then salads were served. Danced with my Dad. Pasta was served. DH danced with his Mom. Dinner was served. Then the dancing started for 30 minutes (9ish) or so. We then cut and served cake at 9:30pm. Played a photo montage and everything was completed by 10pm. Most of our guests stayed until midnight.

    Post # 19
    45 posts
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our ceremony is slated for 7pm, with all other festivities immediately afterwards at the same location so nobody has to drive anywhere. My mom thought that was “too late,” but late July in Texas is going to be incredibly hot, and the ceremony part is outdoors. Shady, and near the river, so hopefully the heat will be bearable, but I couldn’t imagine starting any earlier.

    Most weddings I’ve been to have been evening, starting at 5:30 or later.

    Post # 20
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Wedding at 3PM, reception from 6:30-11:30PM

    Post # 21
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our ceremony will start at 2:30 — Cocktails at 3:45 ish — Reception from 5-9 …



    Post # 22
    36 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Wow – it’s so weird the difference between a UK and US wedding.

    Our ceremony is at 2pm, meal at 4pm reception from 7pm – 1am.

    That’s fairly standard for a British wedding – always an all day – into night event.

    Post # 23
    6414 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ceremony at 6pm.

    Reception at 6:30pm to 12:30am.

    Post # 24
    1291 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our ceremong will be 3-4, cocktails from 4:30-5:30 and dinner at 6pm… So it’s afternoon and evening.

    Post # 25
    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    our ceremony is at 2p, then reception from 3:30-7:30p. we had to start the ceremony early because of our church’s rules, but i’ve decided i like it because it allows for an “after party” with just our closest friends–we plan to head up to our favorite pub for a while, then maybe head out dancing as the night goes on… 🙂

    Post # 26
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ceremony is at 2pm, thanks to the church. 2 is the lastest they go.

    Reception is at 6. Yes, we have the dreaded gap but we all wanted an evening reception. We will take pictures in between and we gave guests a list of things to do in between.

    Post # 27
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Church ceremony at 4 and Reception 5-11

    Post # 28
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    our ceramony will start at 5pm take about an hour maybe an hour and a half (we are having a full catholic mass wedding) and the reseption will follow right after 🙂

    my colors are Royal blue, and silver. starry night themed

    Post # 29
    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    my colors are almsot the same as you posted- we are doing claret with bits of black and silver

    our ceremony is at 5pm. cocktails 6, recpt starts at 7 and goes til least midnight

    Post # 30
    3518 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @AnneNM82:  I love twilight! We’re marrying in mid summer so the sun goes down late — we’re not even gonna start the ceremony until 7. Four hour reception 7:30-11:30.

    Post # 31
    2969 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Our wedding began at 5:30 in February and the ceremony began at 6:30.

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