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What Time To Have Your Wedding Ceremony

24th October 2019

We often get asked by wedding couples “what’s the best time to book my wedding for?”.

There is no ‘best time’ – it must be at a time to suit you. However, there are some things to consider. For example, do you have guests travelling quite a distance? If you do you may want to allow them ample time to arrive. Are you morning people and up early? If not, and mornings are a struggle for you, opt for a wedding later in the day.

The most popular time that couples book their wedding for is between 1:00 & 2:30 so we have created a timeline below for a 1:30 wedding.  You can easily adjust your timings according to what your chosen time is.

*please note all timings are approximate

The Wedding Day

12:00 – 12.30 Arrival of the groom’s party
12:30 -1.00 Wedding guests arrive ~ bar can be open (if pre-booked)
1.00 Groom interviewed by the registrar
1.15 Bride interviewed by the registrar
1.15- 1.20 Wedding party seated for the ceremony
1.30 Bride and party proceed up the aisle
2.00 The happy couple are now married! Drinks & canapé reception and photographs
3.30 Guests invited to sit down for wedding breakfast
3.40 The new ‘Mr & Mrs’ announced in
3.45 Wedding breakfast starts. Speeches are traditionally held at the end of the meal but, it is your wedding… you can have them at the start if you prefer
6.30 Evening Guests arrive
7.00 Cutting of the cake followed by the first dance. All the guests on the dance floor
8.00 Evening buffet served
11.00 Wedding finishes (unless a license extension has been applied for)

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