Post # 1
Looks like we may have a venue but they want to know what time we want to start our ceremony. It’ll be in early September, both ceremony and reception will be outdoor at the same location. Sunset is estimated to be 7pm but the venue requires the reception to end at 10pm.
We are thinking: 5pm on the invitation, start ceremony at 5:30pm, and start dinner at 6pm.
For those of you that had your wedding in September in Los Angeles, do you remember what the weather was like?
If sunset is at 7pm, would it still be uncomfortably hot at 5pm in September?
Also, does it get too cold at night that we should get heat lamps?
Post # 3
I live in Georgia, so I’m not sure if the weather is comparable. But 5:30 seems fine to start the ceremony. May I ask why your time on the invitation will be different than the actual time you will start?
Post # 4
I would bump the time up to 4 or 5 just so you have enough time for pictures and to allot enough time for people to move from site to site. The hottest time of day is around 3pm and the temperature drops after that. Guests can suffer the 30 minutes or more for a ceremony if a cool cocktail is waiting for them. 🙂
Post # 5
Im in socal, and i’m praying the ceremony won’t be too hot at 4:30!
I’m dressing my men in black tuxes and my ladies in long gowns. 0_0
Post # 6
@kperry3 : For traffic? I actually never been to a wedding that start on time (though most of the one I attended are in California). Usually ceremony start 30min after the stated time. Isn’t that the norm?
@baletrina: There’s no oving for site to site. Wedding and Ceremony is at the same place. And yes, there will definitely be cool beverage 🙂
@Lilubird: I hope not too
Post # 7
My Fiance proposed to me on Sept 4th last year around 10:30AM at a garden in LA…and boy was it super hot that day! The entire month of September was super hot, and we even had the hottest day of the year around that time last year…Anyways, I think putting 5pm, but starting your ceremony at 5:30 is fine. But are you taking any pre-pics before the ceremony, or are you planning to do it during cocktail/hourderve hour (before dinner)? This is what you should consider when scheduling your timeframe for your events.