(Closed) What time was/is your wedding ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What time of day are you getting hitched?
    Morning (before noon) : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Early Afternoon (noon-2pm) : (10 votes)
    13 %
    Mid Afternoon (2pm-4pm) : (21 votes)
    28 %
    Early Evening (4pm-6pm) : (35 votes)
    47 %
    Evening (after 6pm) : (7 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Our ceremony is at 2pm. Our minister told us we could pick whatever time we wanted, our church is about 30 minutes from our reception venue, the ceremony will be about an hour, and we can have the reception venue starting at 4pm. That’s how we came up with 2pm!

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think it is totally fine to have a 5pm wedding and a 6pm reception! I would have liked to do that but it just isn’t feasible!

    Why does it make food more expensive?

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    ours is really pretty late–the ceremony starts at 7:30pm, with cocktails/appetizers at 8:30, and seated dinner at 9:30. it’s a summer night though, so the sun will just be setting as the ceremony starts (which is why it’s so late–jewish wedding on a saturday night/sabbath–our rabbi wouldn’t start earlier)

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Our ceremony is 5pm and then cocktail, dinner, dancing, immediately following. Both our ceremony and reception are at the same place. We are passing wine before the ceremony, which is about 20 – 25 minutes…

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ours is at 1:30, should last around an hour (Catholic Mass) and our reception’s cocktail hour starts at 5:30. Not ideal, but our church dictated the time based upon their mass schedule and our reception venue is open to the public until after 4 and the vendors requested at least an hour to set up the space. Not ideal but the guests are either close to home (<20 minutes driving) or close to their hotel (<10 minutes). We are still trying to come up with some sort of hospitality lounge/suite at one of the hotels, but it is harder to plan than it should be!

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Oh ok, I understand. I agree that if you have a reception at 6, people will expect a meal unless they’re told otherwise. Do you plan on putting something on your invites about this?

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    2pm…because for some odd reason, things are always at 2pm in my family. Seriously. Weddings, funerals, you name it. Nobody ever really needs to ask what time an event is. 2pm, ceremony 30 minutes. reception right after that.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ideally, I would the ceremony to be at 4:30, but unfortunately we were only given the choice of s 2:00 or 6:00 mass.  I’d rather have a gap between the ceremony and reception, than arrive at the reception late.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    2pm, it’s late enough to allow people to travel in the morning and still early enough to allow people to travel home in the evening if they want to (like grandparents, friends from a couple hours away, etc.).

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine will be at 2pm on 20th June 2010. Theres not really a reason, just seems like the best time I think.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We are getting married at 1. I picked it because we are getting married in the Bahamas and have to get our paper work done that day and need time!

    Post # 16
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    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    Ours is at 3:30 so that we have 1.5 hours of daylight before sunset for pictures, etc.

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