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Ceremony time

Janae, on July 13, 2021 at 5:06 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 18
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October brides what time are you having your ceremony. Im in NC sunsets around 6:30pm.

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Latest activity by Ariel, on July 15, 2021 at 7:38 PM
  • I_Do_Too
    Devoted September 2020
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    NJ near NY. sun will set at 6 and thats the time the venue has the ceremony, but we are trying to push up our wedding to 5:00-5:30.
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
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    I’m getting married in Oct 22 and sunset is at 6:30. We have guest arrival at 5 and ceremony from 5:30-6:00. Then cocktail hour until 7. We aren’t doing a first look so I’m worried about photos but we are just going to make it work.
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  • J
    Dedicated October 2021
    Janae ·
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    I was told 5pm by my photographer but was worried if we start late for some reason if 5pm will be to late .
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  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
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    We are starting at 6pm
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    October 30th in San Diego, CA. Our ceremony is at 2pm on the beach. Sunset is at 6pm that day. So our reception will end at 6:30pm. We didn’t want a sunset ceremony because we’re having a cocktail style reception on the rooftop of the hotel, overlooking the ocean. This way, everyone will get to experience the sunset from the top, then mingle for another 30 minutes as the reception ends.
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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
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    2pm in IL for sunset 6:45ish end of October. I’m having a Sunday wedding so can’t start too late. We can always sneak away for pictures during the reception.
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
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    If you start at 5 put 4:30 on the invite!
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  • Milada
    Super October 2021
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    October 17th at 6pm in Georgia here. I think it'll set about 15 minutes after the ceremony starts so we're doing a First Look and family pictures inside afterwards.

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  • anna
    Devoted October 2019
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    I got married 10/26/2019 and our ceremony started at 4.

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  • anna
    Devoted October 2019
    anna ·
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    No, don't put an inaccurate time on the invite. just move the wedding to 4:30 if you're worried?

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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
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    It’s very common for the guest arrival time listed on the invitation to be before the ceremony start time. If you start the wedding at the exact time listed on the invite someone who is running 5 min late will miss or interrupt it. You also need to provide guest time to find their seats and get settled. We will have welcome drinks so we have a 30 min gap between guest arrival and ceremony start.
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  • Jessica
    Beginner October 2021
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    My photographer suggested, since I’m in the same boat, doing bride with her family / bridesmaides before ceremony, we well as groom wirh his family / groomsman. That way after ceremony you can have enough time for just you and your husband / pics of everyone togather
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  • Jessica
    Beginner October 2021
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    How did the pictures come out???! Was it that dusk look. I’m wondering what time to do mine. I don’t want really dark pictures or like that dusk look.
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  • Kayla
    Savvy October 2021
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    Im in NC too. My wedding is October 2nd at 4PM

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  • Ellen
    Devoted October 2021
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    My wedding is at 3. Cocktail hour at 4 (right up the street from church). We’ll be doing pics right after ceremony, during cocktail hour then head over to venue. The reception starts around 5. I think if the sun sets at 6:24 pm so plenty of time.
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  • anna
    Devoted October 2019
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    I think it was around 4:45-5:30 by the time we went outside after the ceremony to take pics. it was a bit cloudy by then so no direct sunlight, but it was still very bright outside!

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  • anna
    Devoted October 2019
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    I've attended dozens of weddings and I've never see anyone list a "guest arrival time" on an invitation. we started our wedding at the exact time listed on the invitation and no one was late. if the ceremony starts at 5, guests should know to be there early enough to get a seat. all you have to do is have someone lock the doors so no one can get in past the start time.

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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
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    Wow that's interesting and the exact opposite of my experience. I've literally never been to a wedding that started at the time listed on the invite. It's so fascinating how we all have different experiences. I guess this when "know your guest" comes into play.

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