(Closed) What time should I start my October Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would have loved to do the ceremony closer to sunset since we’re on top of a mountain but it’s an hour drive from the ceremony to the reception and that just starts pushing things too late for us :/ We’re doing 5pm and our ceremony should be 20 minutes TOPS

Post # 4
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re starting it at 5:00, because I actually think the light in the hour BEFORE sunset is the most beautiful. That’s when you get those long, golden sunbeams; right AT sunset it will already be somewhat dim. I think you may find it really is quite dark if you’re trying to take photos after sunset.

Post # 5
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine is at 5:15 because sunset at that time of year is usually around 6:15 in Florida.  Wanted to have enough time for our ceremony on the beach and then have time to take pictures on the beach at sunset. 


Post # 6
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our ceremony is starting at 5:30 since that’s the earliest we could do it at our venue. At first, I was a little concerned it might be too dark, but now I realize this creates the opportunity for some sunset photos (weather permitting)! Of course, we’re on the East Coast, but I think the sunset is supposed to be around the same time (6:10-ish). We are also planning on taking photos prior to the ceremony to avoid holding up the reception.

Post # 7
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Do 5 o’clock so you have the time after the ceremony for sunset pics.  Even if you do the first look before the ceremony your photographer can a few more shots of you and your new hubby in the sunset light.  Plus, you have wiggle room for just in case you’re running behind on time and start the ceremony late.

Post # 8
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

5pm is when ours will start.  We have an awesome location that looks gorgeous at sunset. 🙂

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