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Lynnie
WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

How long will your wedding be from start to finish?

Lynnie, on January 21, 2019 at 09:05 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 40

From the first person who walks down the aisle to the very end of your wedding reception - how long will your wedding celebration be? ⏲️


How long will your wedding be from start to finish? 1

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Latest activity by Brittany, on February 6, 2019 at 13:45
  • Brittany
    British Columbia
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    It was 7.5 hours. Ceremony started at 4.30pm, everyone left at midnight.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
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    Reception starts at 3 and everything ends at midnight.

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  • Summer
    Devoted May 2019 Ontario
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    About 9 hours including the ceremony, dinner and reception! I’m sure it’ll go by so fast
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  • M
    Newbie September 2021 Alberta
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    Hey! The formal part of ours is going to be a little shorter than average, about 6 hours. Guests will start arriving at 10am, the ceremony starts at 1030 and reception will go till 4. Our ceremony and reception are right next to eachother, so we'll be able to start the reception immediately after. We'll do a quick family photo session during the beginning of the cocktail hour and then head over to get the party started! The thing I wanted most for our wedding day was to go for a private date just my groom and I, so after the reception ends we're headed to a restaurant.

    We're planning on doing sunset couples portraits during the "golden hour" around 6-7 and then meeting our vips for drinks after that!
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  • Deborah
    Beginner October 2019 Ontario
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    Hello,

    I can definitely share our rough time line. We are having a short ceremony 1130-12, I plan on doing a receiving line before we start photos as we shuffle everyone to "cocktail hour". Back from photos by 130-145 to enter and start brunch with a thank you. We are having a buffet so we can be a little flexible on the end time but I would like to start speeches after all the tables(80 ppl) have cycled through once. 3ish. Cake cutting and a few dances at 330 We plan on having music and games until around 6, but we also assume people are going to want to start heading home or onto their next destination for the day. Our venue is not kicking us out at 6pm but I am planning on the photographer and DJ contracts ending at 6. We don't have a late snack planned. We plan on making a bit of a just married exit before the music stops to kind of signal the end of the party.

    I definitely think this time line can be a lot longer for a bigger wedding or plated service. I still have to sit down with our reception vendor to hash out our final timeline as well.

    Good luck!

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  • Linda
    Ontario
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    4:00 pm to 10:00 or 11:00 pm

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  • Cynthia
    Beginner July 2019 Quebec
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    Hi,

    Can you guve me an idea of your timeline? We are also having a brunch wedding. Our ceremony is at 10h30 am but im not sure how long all of the other parts should take. How long did you leave for people to eat?

    Thanks

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  • Erin
    Super September 2019 Ontario
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    About 10 or 11 hours. Ceremony is at 3pm and then dinner and dancing until LATE.
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  • Amanda
    Super June 2019 Ontario
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    Ours will start at 3 and be wrapped up by midnight.
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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
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    Not sure yet but probably about 8hrs.

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
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    9 Hours! Starts 4pm ends 1am

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  • Stephanie
    Frequent user July 2019 Quebec
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    10 hours long

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  • Cherry
    Devoted October 2019 Quebec
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    8 hours. From 4.30 pm to 12.30 am.

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  • Ashley
    Beginner October 2019 Alberta
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    10-ish hours! 2 pm to midnight Smiley smile
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  • Katrin
    Frequent user September 2019 Ontario
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    From exactly 4pm to midnight. So 8 hours!

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    About 8 hours. Started at 3, we left at 10!

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
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    Roughly 8 hours!
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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
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    6-7 hours ...
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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
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    11 hours or so!
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
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    About 10 hours or so.
    The ceremony starts at 3pm and we have to be out of the venue by 1:30am.
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
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    5 hours.

    Morning ceremony, brunch reception.

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
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    It was about 10 hours. 3:30 ceremony start and the bar was open till 1 a.m.

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  • Shla
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
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    4.5 hours at most.
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  • Deborah
    Beginner October 2019 Ontario
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    1130am-530pm, 6 hours for a brunch wedding. Getting ready starts at 0830
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    Lol SAME!! We don't have to be ready until 2-2:30 so that's where our extra hour of sleep comes from.

    However, I probably won't be able to sleep anyways so it's not lost time for me.

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
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    13-14 hours for me! Starting at hopefully 12:30pm and ending 1:30am - 2:00am however long the dancing continues for 😂
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  • Michelle
    Expert April 2019 Alberta
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    My makeup artist wants to start me at 8 am ughhhhhhh. I am not a morning person. But we are having a first look starting at 1 or 1:30.

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  • Terri
    Beginner June 2019 New Brunswick
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    4-5 hours I think, still planning
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    That's the same for ours!!

    When you factor in getting ready it goes to 16 hours. We're starting at 9am and going until 2pm with an hour to eat, get dressed, breathe, take selfies, etc.

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  • Michelle
    Expert April 2019 Alberta
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    10 hours. 3pm-1am

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    9 hours. Our ceremony starts at 4pm and the reception will be over by 1am.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    8 hours! Ceremony starts at 5, we have the hall until 1/1:30. If you count our first look pictures starting at 2ish it would be a bit longer!
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