Post # 1
We are getting married on a Friday evening. Plan is to have cocktail hour, then a short ceremony then dinner. All happening the in the same place, a local restaurant.
I am trying to decide when to start. 5? 5:30? 6?, 6 seems late.
I figure the ceremony is about 2o minutes, short time for a few snap shots after, cake cutting then dinner should start.
We have photographer booked for 4 hours, I am planning on having her end when dinner starts, don’t really need professional photos of people eating, we are not having any type of dance.
Opinions on time?
Post # 3
I picked 6. I think when you have a Friday Wedding it’s best to push it as far back as you can. So that way if people are working they can still make it.
Post # 4
I just looked it up and sunset is about 5:30 so we will have time to do some pictures outside if the weather is cooperative while it is still light out. We are doing pictures before the wedding/cocktail hour.
Oh another consideration is that a fair percentage of our guests are old/elderly and they like to eat early, but sometimes they have to adjust too.
Post # 5
@Jane77677: I got married last Friday at 6pm, and I think thats a perfect time. That way people who live locally don’t need to take much time off work, and people who are travelling just a couple of hours can take just a half day.
Post # 6
The later the better for the people who are working.
Post # 7
So if you start at 6, is that a cocktail hour from 6-7, ceremony from 7-7:30, then dinner from 7:45 or 8 to 8:30 or 8:45?
I would be STARVING by then!
I think if you’re going to start with a cocktail our, I would have the start time at 5, ceremony at 6, and start dinner at 7!