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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Wedding Times

About 2 year(s) ago by Allegretto Vineyard Resort by Ayres


While many couples think about the time of year that they wish to have their wedding, the time of day that their wedding takes place usually receives less attention. To help you weigh the pros and cons of wedding times, we have evaluated weddings that occur in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

Morning Weddings

Although morning weddings are less common, there are some benefits to opting for this time. For instance, if you are on a budget, hosting a brunch for your reception is much less expensive than a dinner. Furthermore, having your ceremony and reception earlier in the day gives you and your new spouse more time to enjoy the remainder of your special day together.

The downside to a morning wedding is that your guests may be more reluctant to dance and party early in the day. It is also difficult to schedule early hair and makeup appointments and you will have less time to prepare yourself.

Afternoon Weddings

If you are on a budget, an afternoon wedding is also a good choice. If your wedding begins around 2 in the afternoon and concludes around 7, you will not need to serve a full meal, which will save you a lot of money. Even if you do serve a late lunch, your guests will be less likely to consume as much alcohol as they would at an evening event. An afternoon wedding is also ideal for couples with an outdoor ceremony or reception because you will have optimal lighting.

One problem you may encounter with an afternoon wedding is that your vendors will be unable to book another event on the same day, so they may charge you more for their services.

Evening Wedding

An evening wedding is the most popular choice because your guests will be able to dance, drink, and wear evening attire.

However, since this time slot is highly popular it may be more expensive. In addition, some guests may not wish to stay out too late (particularly if they are traveling home the same day), so they may not be able to attend your reception.

Regardless of what time you decide to have your wedding, there are many benefits to each that outweigh any negatives.
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