UKbride Member Request 7 Nov 2017

Has anyone got married at 4pm? What timings did you have for photos, meal,...

Has anyone got married at 4pm? What timings did you have for photos, meal, evening guests arriving? My venue is saying if we have wedding at 4 our evening guests won't be able to come until 9?! Any help appreciated xx

Emily Vincent
Emily V 7 Nov 2017

I didnt but if I did get married at 4pm I would have all guests all day.

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 7 Nov 2017

Our wedding is at 1:30pm and we then go to our reception venue which is booked from 3:00pm and we are inviting our 'evening' guests from 3:00pm until midnight. Hope this helps.

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 8 Nov 2017

I have been to a wedding that started at 4pm. But all the guests were there for the entire thing. I used to be a wedding coordinator and if you wanted to start at 4pm I would suggest the following timetable (assuming you are getting married and having the reception in the same venue: Guest arrival: 3.30pm, Ceremony: 4pm, Drinks reception: 4.30pm, Dinner: 5.30pm/6pm (you generally need a 2 hour slot of dinner and speeches): Evening guest arrival: 7.30pm/8pm, first dance & cake cutting: 8.30pm. I personally think 3pm is the perfect time to have your ceremony - it means the day isn't too long but also your not rushing everything. If you are having a church wedding I would suggest going for an earlier time otherwise it will be too rushed.


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