Novonty’s Nuptial Knowledge: Day Time Weddings

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While the most famous time for a wedding is still Saturday evening, there’s no standard saying you can’t get hitched at different times of the day. Depending on the time of week and day you choose you can save a lot of money as well. 

So why not start the day off right with a daytime wedding? Some couples may be confused about what a day—time wedding entails since they are less common. Below are a hand full of suggestions to common day-time wedding questions.

What should our timetable look like? 

The greatest distinction between a daytime and night wedding is, obviously, the planning. A couple can without much of a stretch spend a whole day preparing for their 5 p.m. function, so knocking that up to 11 a.m. means getting inventive with timing. 

Checking in reverse from 11 a.m., you’ll need to leave for your event at 10:15, which means putting on your dress at 10. Designate two hours for your hair and cosmetics (excluding the bridesmaids), which means the bride should be seated and ready to go by 8 a.m. at the latest.

What follows the Ceremony?

After the service, you can skip mixed drink hour (unless you believe in 5’oclock somewhere) and go directly to the feast you’ve arranged at around 11:45. Visitors ought to wrap up their meal around 1 p.m. 

Remember you are serving more of a lunch so the formality of the meal isn’t as strict! The event should roughly end around 3:00 p.m.

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Is it my job to entertain guests for the rest of the day?

Absolutely not. When your wedding is finished, there’s no commitment to entertain your attendees for the rest of the day. However, it is a good idea is to provide guests with local entertainment, restaurants and attractions especially if they are from out of the area. 

With regard to the newly married couple, anything is possible! Book arrangements at the lodging spa, sleep in your special first-night suite, or go through the evening with companions. 

What would it be a good idea for us to wear? 

Most couples having a daytime wedding decide on a somewhat lighter and less formal adaptation of customary wedding clothing. 

For a man, that may be a suit in pastel or blue rather than dark suit or tux. For a lady, a customary wedding outfit is still a must, however with an increasingly loosened up outline such as A-line dresses with fewer embellishments.

Is there Dancing?

Definitely! If the couple is the first to dance everyone will follow. Pass on the late-night DJ for a jazz group or acoustic guitarist who can engage everybody during the meal and continue after with more upbeat renditions of songs.

What would it be a good idea for us to serve?

You can opt for more traditional lunch or serve the same meal you might offer at an evening affair. You can also offer brunch as an alternative. Of course, you can’t forget the drinks. Offer lighter wines and drinks alongside a lunch menu, or try common cocktails, Bloody Marys, and spiked coffee for more of a brunch or breakfast meal.

A day wedding is unexpected and a perfect way to set your wedding apart from the rest. If you are more of a morning person this may be the perfect idea for you. Play with your options and check out pricing to find out what is the perfect fit for you.

James Novotny
Reporter

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