Hey girls! I wanted some fellow knottie advice about the time you're planning to have your wedding ceremony and/or the times of day that are most common for ceremonies to begin. FI and I have been planning all along for a noon wedding, but have run into quite a problem with our ceremony location.
Basically, the church I'm a member of (where we considered having the ceremony) has recently condemned the chapel because of the presence of asbestos, leaving us to search for another location. We've already booked our reception at Primrose Cottage in Roswell, and have been trying (without much luck) to find a church within a close proximity to the reception site. We've got Primrose booked from 12 to 5, and we were originally planning to book a church within walking distance to the reception (there are 3 on the same street as Primrose). We figured even if the ceremony started at noon our guests would be arriving to the reception no later than 12:30, so (to make a longer story short) we didn't see a need to have the ceremony any earlier than 12 o'clock so long as the ceremony and reception venues were close enough to eliminate extensive travel time between the two. Unfortunately, things have not ended up as we were anticipating and it looks as though all 3 of those churches will be unable to accommodate us. We have found a couple of churches that could work, except that they're at least 25 to 30 minutes from Primrose. I should also mention that we can have the wedding ceremony at Primrose, but this is really a last LAST resort as it is much more meaningful for us to have our ceremony in a church. So, I wanted to see what yall would recommend if you found yourself in a similar situation. Would you consider having a wedding ceremony any earlier than noon to allot for additional travel time from ceremony to reception (to keep from loosing almost two hours at a reception venue that you've already booked)? Or would you forget having the ceremony at a church entirely, and just book the ceremony at Primrose as well??
Sorry to write a novel, and thanks in advance for any advice or input you may have!!