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April
Frequent user June 2018 British Columbia

What time is your wedding starting?

April, on April 26, 2018 at 17:47 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 32
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How long of a space do you have between your wedding and your reception? What time is your wedding starting, and then when does the reception begin?

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Latest activity by Stacey, on April 29, 2018 at 22:20
  • Stacey
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
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    This is we are also doing! Gives you plenty of time to get those photos in and we want to set up little stations to keep people entertained prior the reception starting
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    We also were thinking a morning wedding would be less expensive. So that’s why we choose morning.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Wedding started at 4:30 and reception was 6:30 with lots of time for cocktail hour. Pictutes taken inbetween as well in one venue.
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  • April
    Frequent user June 2018 British Columbia
    April ·
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    I was wondering about having more time in between the ceremony and the reception. We have ours at 430, and then reception party at 630. I think judging by most of the responses that will be enough time, but I like that you've given yourself ample, so you don't have to worry about it!

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    Ceremony at 2, reception at 5.

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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
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    Ceremony at 4, reception starts at 6, followed by: lion dance, first dance, dinner.
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  • A
    Frequent user October 2018 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Wedding ceremony 3:00
    Reception 5:30, dinner served at 6
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
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    We’re early birds and wanted a fresh take on our smaller intimate celebration. It also helps that our venue costs less during day! 😜
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  • Lucy
    Frequent user July 2019 Ontario
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    I haven't decided between 2:30 or 3pm for the ceremony. Cocktail hour from 5pm, reception starts about 6 until whenever.

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  • Natasha
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
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    Our ceremony is at 1pm and then cocktail hour is 5:30pm. Then reception start at 6;30. We are not doing first look so we need a longer time inbetweeb to go to the park. Ceremony and reception at the same place. What is your thoughts on our timeline please ...
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  • Erin
    Super September 2019 Ontario
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    My plan is a timeline like this:
    3pm - private ceremony
    3:30pm - pictures
    5pm - cocktail hour at reception site for guests
    6pm - wedding party entrance and dinner

    I figure this way no one has to wait around forever while we're taking pictures and then we're not rushed. The ceremony site is small, so it'll be immediate family and a few select guests only and most of them will be in some pictures anyway.
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    Wow that’s cool. What are your reasons for choosing a morning wedding?
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
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    We’re having a morning ceremony and brunch reception too!

    The ceremony will begin at about 10/10:30,followed by a mimosa cocktail period with the reception will follow.

    We’ve got one venue so the transition should be pretty smooth.
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  • Katherine
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
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    My ceremony is at 3pm with a later reception starting at 7pm at a hall.

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  • Maegan
    Super July 2018 British Columbia
    Maegan ·
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    We are having a pretty quick turnaround... Ceremony at 3:00 and reception will be open for cocktail hour at about 3:30-3:45.... Its only a 10 min drive from ceremony venue.
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  • Emily
    Devoted November 2018 Ontario
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    Our ceremony is from 2:30-3:30 and our reception starts at 5:30. We will be chasing the sun for photos because the sun sets at 4:50 on our wedding day. Plus our reception is a 15 minute drive from the church.
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  • Summer
    Devoted May 2019 Ontario
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    Our ceremony will be at 4pm Cocktail hour for photos from 4:30 to 5:30 and our reception/dance/speeches will start at 5:30 until 7. At 7:30 we will begin our round dance until midnight.
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  • April
    Frequent user June 2018 British Columbia
    April ·
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    That's awesome! I have ours starting at 430 and reception at 630!

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  • April
    Frequent user June 2018 British Columbia
    April ·
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    Thats very close to ours. We decided on 430 wedding, and 630 drop in for reception/after party.

    I was wondering about if I did the timing right, if I left enough space in between!

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  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
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    My wedding will be at 615/630pm. The. Reception at 730
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
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    Our ceremony started at 4, was less than 30 minutes, and dinner/reception started between 6-6:30.

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  • H
    Curious August 2018 Quebec
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    We are still planning it but look like we will start at 4h-4h30 to have time to do first look before. After that pictures with everyone as we have a tiny wedding of 40 guesses. After 5h30 to 6h30 cocktail and then 7h00 reception. That is the plan up to now Smiley smile
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  • J
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    JuneBride ·
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    Our ceremony is from 2:30 to 3:30 and reception starts at 5pm
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Our ceremony should start 4-430, be done by 5. Then our cocktail hour starts at 5:30, dinner at 7ish, dancing until 1am!

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
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    My ceremony is starting at 4 and then there’s a cocktail hour leading into my reception at 6. We wanted as little a gap as possible but still needed room for pictures
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    We are having a morning wedding. So we have between 8am - Noon. Our reception is in the same place as the ceremony ( brunch) right after the wedding we will do pictures and then eat.
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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
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    We have about a 4 hour gap. Our ceremony starts at 11am. We are expecting that to take about 45 minutes. And our hall for the reception opens at 4.
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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
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    2pm ceremony and 5pm cocktail hour except not really bc it’ll pretty much start right after the ceremony. We’ll have games, snacks and drinks for guests after the ceremony and then a more formal cocktail hour I guess will be in the tent at 5 and then supper at 6pm.
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  • K
    Expert September 2018 British Columbia
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    Wedding at 12:00 noon, cocktail hour, then luncheon at 1:30.

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  • Chloe
    Super May 2018 Ontario
    Chloe ·
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    Our ceremony is at 4pm and then our reception begins at 7. We’ll give the guests some food and set up some outdoor activities for the time in between.
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  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·
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    Our wedding will start at 4:00pm followed by a social/cocktail hour, seating will begin around 6:30 or earlier for our reception dinner. Our wedding party entrance will be around 6:40! Smiley smile

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    Our ceremony starts at 330 and then goes straight into a cocktail hour. From there, they will be asked to start being seated at 530 and dinner starts at 6.

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