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Back to Basics - What time will your wedding start and end?

Joey, on July 2, 2018 at 09:03 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 32
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Organization is a super important part of wedding planning, so I hope you've made timelines, lists, and spreadsheets your friend. Have you figured our your wedding day schedule yet? What time will your wedding start and end?

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Latest activity by Andrea, on July 22, 2019 at 20:56
  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Our wedding ceremony will begin at 6 PM, then reception from around 6:45 to 1 AM!

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Our wedding started 4:30pm and finished at 1am at reception.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Ours is a dinner-hour ceremony with the reception right afterwards extending well into the night to latest at 1AM.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Ceremony will start at 3pm and the entire night will end at midnight.

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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    Ceremony will start at 3:30pm

    Cocktail hour will be from 4ish-6pm

    Reception will be from 6pm-12 or 1am

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  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    Ceremony 4pm-4:30pm
    Cocktails: 4:30pm-5:30pm
    Reception: 6pm-1am

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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    Ceremony starts at 2:30pm, cocktails at 5pm and dinner at 615pm. Last call is at 1am so things should go pretty late!

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  • C
    Curious August 2019 British Columbia
    Calla ·
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    Ceremony is at 2:30 and we need to be out of the venue by 12:30 which would not have gone down well with our hard partying friends/family lol. Have rented a massive property nearby for an afterparty till late.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Our photos start at 2.30pm, First Look, Bridal Party & Family Photos. Then the ceremony is at 4.30pm, straight into the reception, with dinner served at 6pm. We will be wrapping it up by midnight, hopefully sooner. We leave for our honeymoon the next morning (staying at a hotel near the airport that night), and I don't need us super hungover or missing our flight.

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  • Jane
    Frequent user July 2018 British Columbia
    Jane ·
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    Cocktail hour starts at 5pm, ceremony at 6, dinner at 7. After that dancing and dessert until the last song at midnight. Then we're taking a party bus around Vancouver, to be hooligans, something we used to do after work at a movie theatre.
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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    2pm ceremony, 5pm cocktail hour, 6pm supper and dance to follow. I imagine it’ll go quite late there’s definitely no end time. I know our family will keep partying even after our bartenders and DJ leave if they want to lol.
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Our ceremony started at 4pm and things ended somewhere around 3am lol



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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Ceremony is set to start at 4:30pm, and the reception should end shortly after midnight.

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  • Ashleigh
    Devoted August 2018 Ontario
    Ashleigh ·
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    7:00 pm - Ceremony
    8:10 pm - Grand Entrance
    11:00 pm - Last call
    11:30 pm - Wedding is over Smiley smile
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  • Marie-Claire
    Devoted August 2018 Quebec
    Marie-Claire ·
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    The ceremony should start at 3:30 p.m., and the cocktail and dinner around 5:30. I don't have a definite hour for the end, but considering our guest list, I don't think there will be many people left by midnight.

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  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
    Tyanna ·
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    12pm ceremony, 12am last call.

    We are getting married on the longest weekend of the year, so we want to utilize as much of that as we can! Reception will begin at 3pm Smiley smile
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Hoping to have the vows at around 5:30, supper at 6:00 (same venue), and that way we won't need a photographer or Dj for the entire day! SAVE MONEY WHERE YOU CAN!

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  • Sarah
    Frequent user July 2020 Nova Scotia
    Sarah ·
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    Our wedding will start at 2:30 pm, and will run till aprox 2 in the morning
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Ceremony will start at 4pm, cocktails to follow at our reception venue at 5:30pm, everything wraps up ay 1am.

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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    3pm ceremony and will go until we are kicked out of the venue hahaha

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  • Marleau
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Marleau ·
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    Our ceremony is scheduled to start at 4:30pm and run till just after midnight... but we’re doing a 1st look and wedding party pictures before hand.
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    We plan to have a wedding party breakfast at around 8am.
    The getting ready blah blah lol
    We will have the ceremony at around 3pm. Probably an hour or so before that we will do our "first touch" we will be on either side of a wall and exchange letters without seeit each other.
    The over all event will end around midnight, we will then have clean up till 1am when we have to be off the property.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Ceremony starts at 2, probably about 30 minutes long. Reception starts at 5 and we are sneaking off around 10:30
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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·
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    My day starts at 8.30 when the girls come over to get their hair/make up done.

    The ceremony starts at 4.30PM and the limo is scheduled to pick us up at 12.30AM that evening.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    Ceremony starts at 3, going straight into cocktail hour then the reception. The reception will end at 12pm to get people out before the 1pm time we need to leave
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Ceremony Starts at 3pm, reception at 5:30 and everything wraps up around 1am

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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Our ceremony is at 11am and our reception starts at 4. My FH and I will be having a grand exit at 10pm, but the party will officially end at midnight.
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    The exact timeline hasn’t been determined as yet but we’re planning for anmorning ceremony and a brunch reception. We’ll be out of the venue by 5pm!
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Our wedding started 4:30 and ended 4:50pm. Very short and sweet.
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  • Maya
    Expert January 2019 Alberta
    Maya ·
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    Not fully planned yet. I would like to start at 1pm so that gives about 3 hours for photos especially with limited sunlight in winter and potential travel to an indoor location depending on temperature.
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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    Haven’t figured this out yet. Lol
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  • Summer
    Devoted May 2019 Ontario
    Summer ·
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    Our wedding will start at 4pm and end at midnight
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