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Brittany, on July 8, 2019 at 4:41 PM Posted in Planning 4 107
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What time is your ceremony and reception? We are getting married on a Friday and have yet to figure out a good time (ceremony and reception will be at the same place). I would like to take pictures in an area about 10 minutes from the venue, but dont want for my guests to feel like the day is dragging on.

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Latest activity by Jessica, on October 28, 2019 at 12:11 PM
  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    Friends of mine got married on a Friday and their ceremony started around 6pm.

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  • Tiffany
    Dedicated April 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    I am getting married on a Friday and my ceremony will start at 6:30 pm

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  • Frankie19
    Dedicated August 2019
    Frankie19 ·
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    Probably not helpful but our Friday ceremony is at 9:30 am. We looked at our guest list and between family traveling from overseas, retired friends of his parents, and a majority of our friends who don’t work traditional 9-5s we felt we could get away with it. Also Australians generally have a lot more annual leave than in the US, the people we were concerned account all told us they’d love a long weekend and didn’t think twice.

    Are you planning a first look or is this spot for photos during cocktail hour? 10 min away I think is close enough to pop out during cocktail hour and get some good pics!
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  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin ·
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    I'm getting married on a Friday at 7 PM!

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  • Leah
    Dedicated September 2019
    Leah ·
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    We’re still finalizing timeline but we thinking around 3:00 or 4:00. I know it’s going to cause issues for some people with work and school and our mindset has been that it’s okay if people don’t come to the ceremony for that reason. We know we’re picking an inconvenient time and will not be offended if guests choose to only come to the reception, for that reason.
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  • Z
    Devoted November 2019
    Zoe ·
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    Our ceremony starts at 5:30. We are having everything at the same venue.

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  • Devoted December 2019
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    Our ceremony is at 4pm and then our reception is 20 minutes away and at 6pm!
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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula ·
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    We're getting married on a Friday and having our ceremony & reception at the same location. Our ceremony will start at 5:00pm, cocktail hour from 5:30-5:45/6, reception till 10

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  • Rachel
    Dedicated September 2019
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    Our Friday wedding ceremony is at 3pm. Our reception venue is a 5 minute drive from the ceremony and starts with cocktail hour at 4pm. It might impact some people attending between people working and kids in school but with our ceremony venue we only have it available until 5pm. On the plus side some people might enjoy having a three day weekend.

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  • Laura
    Devoted January 2020
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    Our ceremony is at 7 pm and our reception is at 830.
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  • Melissa
    VIP September 2019
    Melissa ·
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    We are having a Friday wedding with everything at the same location and it will start at 5:30 pm. Are you doing a first look? If so and you are doing other pictures beforehand I would just maybe start that a little earlier and go do your pictures at the other location before the ceremony
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  • Desiree
    Dedicated October 2019
    Desiree ·
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    Our Friday ceremony starts at 7pm. Cocktail hour is 7:30/8p - 9p and reception is until 1am. We’ll be taking photos during cocktail hour.
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  • Karina
    Dedicated June 2020
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    Our ceremony starts at 5:30pm, cocktail hour 6-7pm and reception from 7pm-11:30pm
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think 6p is a good time. Seems like it's around the time people would get off work or people would be ok with leaving work a tad early to go
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    Dedicated May 2020
    Abigail ·
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    We are having a private ceremony at 10am (just immediate family) and then having a reception with the rest of our guests after starting at 11:45am/12pm and taking pictures the hour in between. It will be a brunch wedding and then we will have food for later in the afternoon as well, considering everyone will be drinking.

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  • Kate
    Devoted September 2019
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    Our Friday starts at 5, with the ceremony and reception bith at the same place. We made sure we gave our guests plenty of notice to make arrangements with their schedules and nobody has an issue with it.
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  • K
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Kaitlin ·
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    Mine is starting at sunset at 7. It’s on the beach.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Jessica ·
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    We’re getting married at 4pm
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  • Kelsey
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Kelsey ·
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    Also having a Friday wedding here in a couple of months! Ceremony is at 3 p.m. (that is the latest the church would allow because of Friday evening mass) and cocktail hour begins around 4–4:15 p.m. at our venue about 5 or 10 minutes away. Yes it's an inconvenience for some, but to be totally honest, our guest list was so huge (giant families) that we're hoping it will keep numbers reasonable. Fingers crossed. Also, my fiance and I went to an out-of-town, daytime Friday wedding a couple years back and LOVED that we still had the whole weekend open.

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  • Elisa
    Beginner October 2019
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    Friday bride here ! Ceremony is at 5. Photographer recommended ceremony to end half hour before the sun sets . Doing first looks before that and then reception until nine (lots of kids and older people )
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