(Closed) WHEN?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
112 posts
Blushing bee

What are your guests doing between the end of the ceremony and the beginning of cocktail hour? Are you expecting every guest to be in posed photos? If not, I would suggest going straight to cocktail hour and making it longer to accommodate all the photos.

As to when the ceremony should start and end, I think that also depends on your guest list. Are they late night partiers? Are there a lot of out-of-town guests that have a long drive home? I just checked the date…is your wedding on a Friday? If so, are you expecting a lot of your guests to take off the day/leave early from work?

Post # 3
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Are you wanting to be there for cocktail hour? If not, photo time looks okay.


I’d say:

5-6pm eating

6-630 toasts and such

645 ish – cut cake

7-730 – first dance, grou dance (if doing one), flower/garter toss

730-10 – boogie on down!

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