Hi I'm starting to think about invites and was wondering what time to put on them. Would you put the time the ceremony starts or the time that you want your guest to arrive. As obviously you need your guest to be seated before the start of ceremony thank you
We put the time the ceremony started. There were a few running in as I got there but I was 5 minutes early haha the other 80ish people were inside and ready xxx
I will be putting the time the ceremony starts. Most people give extra time for arriving and finding seats etc anyway so if you put an earlier time they will have an extra long wait and if there are children there they could get very fidgety and irritable lol x
I put the time the ceremony started. Everyone was there in plenty of time x
I'm getting married at 2pm but I'm putting 1.45pm on the invite don't want to be arriving same time as the guests xx
You can just say "wedding ceremony at ..." so they know to be there beforehand etc xxx
We were a little sneaky and asked everyone to be there for 1.30 although the ceremony wasn't until 2.30. My reasoning was that our venue was close to the A1 and A14 and many of our guests were needing to travel, as these roads often have traffic issues we thought it best!
Time of arrival.
For ecample Word it: Guests to arrive from 1pm, ceremony starts at 2pm.
We get married at 1pm and the venue said everyone needs to be in the room 30 mins before that so I will be putting 12pm on my invites to give them time to get there x
We put the ceremony rime. . All guests were there in advance. A friends wedding recently put 3pm so we thought that was the ceremony so we arrived around 220 but the ceremony was 330 lol xx
I'd put both ... tell them the time the ceremony starts but request the get there 15-30 min before so that they have time to get seated x
When a friend got married she included the itinerary of the whole day in the invite. It mapped out the whole day so we knew what was going on and where we had to be for everything.
Our ceremony was at 12:30 but We just put a small tag underneath the start time which asked guests to be seated at 12:20pm. Seemed to work. Also I made sure I planned in arriving 5 mins late to avoid awkward late comers.
I'm getting married @ 13.30 and have asked that guests arrive 30 mins prior to that at 13.00 xxx
We put the ceremony time and arrival from one hour before.
On the invites we put 2pm, but guests were required to be inside the venue by 1.45. (This was purposely for one of my relatives who is always late)
Put the time the ceremony starts. Your guests are grown ups, surely they can work out that they need to be in and seated for the start time.
I am planning on putting the ceremony time but making it very clear that this is what it is x
My ceremony starts at 1.30 but we have put 'please be seated by 1.15pm for the arrival of the wedding party'
I wrote 1pm for 1.30pm ceremony so everyone knows not to come too early or they'll be hanging around with nothing to do.
Our ceremony is at 3pm on our invites we wrote "ceremony starts at 3pm please arrive by 2.30pm" we have said this as we need to see the registrar before the ceremony. The groom 30 mins before and me 15 mins before so wanted everyone there and seated before I arrive x
We put arrive at 2pm ceremony to start at 2.30pm
You normally put what time it starts
you put the ceremony time. putting anything else is not necessary as people will know to arrive before then. if you're really worried, add a line asking guests to be seated by a certain time or include an information card with parking details etc and the arrival time etc.
We put the ceremony time on the invites, everyone was there ready for the ceremony to begin :)
Hi the registry office advises half hour before ceremony starts so everyone is seated before the start :)
I put the ceremony time on my invites, but added a guest information sheet, which has any dietary requirements, accommodation details and arrival time to be seated comfortably x
We put the start of the ceremony on ours
we went to a wedding this weekend that had a great idea for keeping costs down on food. they asked everyone on their invites to do bring in a dessert "bake off style" loads if people participated and it meant they only had to have a 1 tier wedding cake as there was more than enough to go round. xx