I have been engaged for about 10 months and am finally just now planning! After several changes of plans and numerous potential dates, we have finally decided on June 21, 2014 and we reserved a beautiful State Park area for our wedding.
I am going to admit up-front that I know very little about weddings, so please bear with me if my questions seem stupid.
I need to start planning but first I need to figure out what time the wedding should start. One of the stipulations of my wedding venue is that we need to be packed up, cleaned up, and completely out of there by 9:00pm. So I am trying to figure out what would be a good time to start the wedding? How long do weddings usually go for? We will be doing ceremony and reception all the in the same place. I really hate to start the wedding too early in the day, but I don't want to be rushing guests out.
Also to give you an idea of timing, we will be having a buffet lunch/early diner (depending on time of wedding), games (venue has horseshoe pits so why not), music, and lots of beer and wine. We will do the cake cutting, dances, and what not.
So basically the sum it up, my question is: What time would you start the wedding and what time would you end it?