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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 )