Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

Any feedback on why you chose the ceremony time that you did? I'm planning to have a ceremony at 6:00 pm....is that good/bad/does it matter?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm having my ceremony at 5pm. Our photographer suggested that we leave ourselves at least an hour or hour and a half of pictures in the sunlight afterwards (i have a huge family and lots of pics to take). Plus we want to get our party started earlier since we have to end at 11pm.... We are doing:

5-5:30pm Ceremony

5:30-6:30pm Cocktail hr

~6:30-11pm Reception

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm so glad you asked the question! If I had to do it over again, the first thing that I would change is the time of the ceremony! IMO I would suggest 4 o'clock or 4:30 for the ceremony. We had a 5 pm ceremony and ran out of daylight for the photos.

 

We actually had to stop because we were out of light and didn't get some photos that I really wanted.

 

Just my opinion. Use or toss.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm having a 2:30 ceremony

 

1st 'cause that was the only time I could find at the marriot and 2nd 'cause I want to take pictures after the ceremony and not worry about the time..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Consider the time of sunset where you will be AND the weather that time of year. My wedding is at 6:15 pm because P.V. in June it would be unbearable for us and our guests to sit in the mid-day sun.

 

The sun sets close to 8pm in June there so my pictures will not be totally dark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by VALERIE View Post
I'm so glad you asked the question! If I had to do it over again, the first thing that I would change is the time of the ceremony! IMO I would suggest 4 o'clock or 4:30 for the ceremony. We had a 5 pm ceremony and ran out of daylight for the photos.

We actually had to stop because we were out of light and didn't get some photos that I really wanted.

Just my opinion. Use or toss.
valerie..

about what time did the sunset on your wedding day?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneLove View Post
valerie..

about what time did the sunset on your wedding day?
Well, our wedding started at 5 pm. At that time the sun had begun to set already, so it was beautiful! The ceremony was over in 25 minutes, we toasted and cut the cake.... then ran off with the photographer to get some photos. It was too dark to take photos by 6:15 pm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by jilly76 View Post
I'm having my ceremony at 4, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will work out okay for pictures!

Jilly, according to the sunset calendar the sun will set at 6:21pm on your wedding day. Does that mean you'll take pictures during your cocktail hour and then go back during dinner to get sunset shots?

http://www.sunrisesunset.com/calendar.asp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • $400.00 OBO Beautiful dress. Never worn. Tags still attached. Only alteration was a bustle put on the back. Slip included.  Kept in bag. Smoke free home.    
    • I have beautiful never used Real Touch flowers for sale.  NEVER USED  $450 OBO for all! 1 Bride Bouquet 6 Bridesmaids Bouquets 3 Corsages 5 Boutonnieres   Please comment or email me at melissatatalovich@hotmail.com for more information    
    • Paradisus is actually notorious for doing this and we have to fight with them all the time to get the rates lowered. Are you using a TA to assist you?
    • Moon palace cancun offers Sikh priest. Janina Mendoza in weddings was very nice and able to help me.. suggest to contact her.
    • First of all congrats!!! Costa Rica is a magical place for a wedding  Are you working with a travel agency for your rooms? If not, I would highly encourage you to do so because an agent can often help you get in contact with the wedding department to get that conversation/communication going. I would suggest working with Wright Travel Agency, the official agency of this forum. These agents are specialist in destination weddings and have access to great promotions and group perks in addition to being able to secure the best rates for your group. Best of all the agency does not charge any fees to use their service, but it will take a load off your plate not having to worry about arrangements for travel for you and your guests. Shoot an email over to info@wrighttravelagency.com and one of the team members will get back to you and get the ball rolling for your group and the wedding department! Best wishes!!!
  • Topics

×