Originally Posted by gowiththeflow
Thanks Karen! I think you got married May 29? How was the light at 6pm? Right now we are scheduled for 4 - I wonder if that is too early and we can move it. I just don't want the reception over at 9!
How long did you guys have to dance after dinner? Did it seem too short?
Yep, the wedding was 5.29 at 6 and it was light out until almost 8:30. So our ceremony was 6-6:30, then pics w/ family/bridal party while everyone else went to the cocktail hour. I wasn't wearing a watch so can't give exact times, but cocktail hour lasted til like 7:30, then dinner til around 8:30. We did cake cutting & our first dance around then. I can't remember if we sat back down after cutting the cake or just went right into the 1st dance (leaning towards remembering cutting the cake & then having 1st dance) but I'm pretty sure it was around 8:30 & it was dusk then so the sun wasn't quite down yet. Then dancing til 10:30-45. It did seem a little short to me, but overall it was actually fine. Around 10:45 we went & took over the sports club (which is really more like a dance club anyway), plugged in ipods & danced the rest of the night away. We didn't do father/daughter, mother/son dances or garter/bouquet tosses so if you're planning on having those then it definitely would be too short.
I think in retrospect I would've picked 5 or 5:30 for the ceremony. We ran short on time for pics, which is the one real regret I have about the whole thing, so a little earlier reception would've been better.
Hope that helps!