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I have a question can't seem to fine a answer. If you have a 2:00 wedding does that mean that the bride walks down the aisle at 2:00 or you have the lighting of candles and seating of important guest at 2:00.Thanks for any help you can give me.
Posted on April 18, 2008 at 7:20 am
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beatie
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When I see a start time for a wedding, I take that to mean that the music will start playing and all the important players, i.e. mothers etc, will start walking up the aisle. HTH!
Posted on April 18, 2008 at 7:26 am
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I'm having a 2pm wedding, and my understanding is that it's when the wedding starts.

That would be the time for all the events that take place during the ceremony to happen. Mom's lighting candles, etc.

I'll be having a meeting with my coordinator for the ceremony tomorrow, so I'll let you know what all the express to me if that'll help. =D
Posted on April 18, 2008 at 7:33 am
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the lighting of candles usually happens right bfore the start and the seating of important guests is as they arrive(unless that important guest is actually walking down the aisle)

i agree with beatie...that's how i've always seen it
Posted on April 18, 2008 at 7:33 am
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What is the mom lighting candle thing? I don't think I've heard of this...
Posted on April 18, 2008 at 7:44 am
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I always just assumed you put a time (for example mine is at 3:30) hoping guests will all think they should BE THERE at that time because thats when its starting, and then you have delayed start and dont begin ceremony for 15-20 min. I went to a wedding recently, was there on time, and had to sit on a 100 degree hot beach dripping sweat waiting for ceremony to being! Argh... that was not fun...
Posted on April 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm
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I had a details meeting the site manager where we will be having our ceremony as well as reception and she suggested that since we put our start time for our ceremony at 530, we should begin our ceremony at 6.

like many, i thought that whatever start time we indicated would be the time the ceremony begins with the entourage walking down the aisle. I was a little disgruntled at first, but I couldn't really fight it. But I'm okay with it.

But actually, if you are having a church wedding, I believe the ceremony needs to start at the indicated time because of the other masses or ceremonies that may be going on that day. Please don't quote me on that though, I mos def could be wrong. but i thought that's how it went down with my parents vow renewal at the church. check with the ceremony too to see how they can accommodate if this is the case.

hth!
Posted on April 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm
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Thanks for all the help
Posted on April 19, 2008 at 2:51 am
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Always assume there will be some late arriving stragglers. I myself am very punctual but I realize that not everyone is. I have yet to be at a wedding that the ceremony begins at the stated time on the invite. Whether that it was planned or mishaps, I'll never know.

We're scheduling ours exaclty like Yeahusc1: 6pm on invites and we will offically begin the ceremony processional at 6:30pm. I expect most of my FIL's side to arrive at the time stated or shortly after. Their always late. Hence the schedule :) I think it is nice to give the guests some margin of error, time to park, find the ballroom, and get seated.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 10:42 am

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