So, originally my fiance and I wanted to do an evening ceremony, with a reception that ended around midnight. All of the weddings I have been to have been like this. Now that we have pretty much picked our venue, we are starting to rethink this [for several reasons, I won't list them all here, but 2 big ones are money and wanting natural light for pictures.] For our venue, there are 2 options: a ceremony starting around sunset with reception to follow ending at 11:30, or a ceremony starting around 11 with the reception ending around 2 or 3 [I don't remember exact times, but we get one less hour for the mid-day rental.]
My question is: have you guys found any major benefits to having an earlier or later wedding? Was there anything that made you lean one way or the other when you were making your decision?
We are pretty casual, so having a big, nighttime glamour fest isn't a concern. Neither of us are dancers or drinkers, either.
I'm going to cross post this on the budget boards too.