If you’re getting married on a Sunday, what time does the wedding start?
We had to push our wedding date back to Sunday, August 23rd. I’m struggling with choosing a start time. I love the idea of a 2 pm wedding but we want it to be semi formal. I don’t know if that would work. I’d love to hear your thoughts & know what you’re doing.
I'm doing a 2pm Sunday wedding in the park, and it'll be cocktail dress code. There's no reason the time of day should stop you from having whatever dress code you want, assuming it's appropriate for your venue. Especially if you're indoors somewhere elegant, semi-formal doesn't seem weird to me.
Our ceremony is at 3pm in November on a Sunday in New England - sun will set around 430 - our wedding is going to be formal
I've been to a bunch of formal Sunday weddings, one even black tie optional. That one started at 5:30 and the other ones started at 4 and 4:30. There's no need to feel like you have to start super early for a Sunday wedding!
No problem! For the 5:30 Sunday wedding I went to that was black tie optional, I only recall around 6 or so guests leaving early (they left after cake was served but in all fairness, these were elderly people who left early). I think that as long as you let people know in advance what time your wedding will start, they will be able to plan accordingly. For example, this couple had the start time of the wedding listed on their save the date (this was helpful because then I knew not to book a super early flight the next day, since I had to travel to be there). Are you going to have some kind of change the date announcement? If you do, I would note the time that your wedding will start so that people can plan. But for the record though, I absolutely think that you can get away having a formal wedding at 4 pm. Earlier than 4 might be pushing it but a 4 pm semi-formal wedding is very common!