My FH and I are getting married outside in the summer. We don't want to be saying our "I Dos" when it's the hottest outside and neither of us are super early morning risers unless we absolutely have to be so we decided on a later afternoon wedding with a reception that goes all night. Are you having a morning, afternoon or evening wedding? How did you decide on your time?
Ours is afternoon, 2 PM. I would have liked to have had it at 3 but we're getting married in a church and they have a mass that it would have conflicted with. I think 3 or 4 would be good depending on how much time you want for pictures afterwards.
I’m having an evening wedding in August. Reception and ceremony are at the same place so ceremony will start around 430 and cocktail hour at 5. I wanted an evening wedding so that the reception goes into the night.
Our venue actually recommends the time based off of the weather and time of year. For our September 28th ceremony, they recommended at 4 o'clock start, but we opted for 4:30, as the half-hour is supposed to be good luck. Because your wedding is mid-summer, I would recommend a 5:30-6 p.m. start time. Just don't make it too late, or your guests will get hungry
We are having a 5pm ceremony at the end of June. The ceremony is outdoors, and the reception (at the same location) is indoors. We will be providing fans and water bottles to our guests during the ceremony to keep them cool. Hopefully it'll only last about 30 minutes max. Then they can migrate into the AC for the reception.
We're doing a 5pm ceremony middle of May. I wanted a later time to be able to take sunset photos (sunset about 8:30). I didn't want to go too early and have everyone eating dinner at 4pm but also didn't want everyone to eat at 9.
Hey! It’s a great idea to have an afternoon wedding, you won’t have to rush around in the early morning trying to get ready. You can arrive at your ceremony relaxed and ready for your afternoon/evening. Will your reception also take place outside?
We are getting married in the winter so we do not have to worry about the heat. We are getting married on a Friday though so the venue is nice enough to let us have the ceremony start at 7:30 PM, and then go into cocktail hour and reception at 8 PM and lasts until 1 AM. They are letting us do that so people that have to work do not have to rush to get there. Since you are getting married in the summer and do not want to wake up early or be outside in the heat, do it late afternoon/early evening when the sun starts setting. It would be beautiful to have your ceremony as the sun is setting and then once it sets the party can start lol
I would have preferred to do mine later (because of summer heat) like 5/5:30 but we had to do 4:30 due to end time at the venue. It was still perfect I’m not a morning person either but we still had to arrive at 8am for hair and makeup!
We're getting married June 25th and our venue, NOAH'S Event Venue has a ceremony space that is both indoors and outdoors. We plan to have an evening ceremony to start around 5:30 PM, have cocktail hour to start around 6 PM until about 6:45 PM. and jump right into the reception at about 7 PM