Time Between Ceremony and Reception
Hello Fellow Chicago Knotties!
I'm hoping that some of you can share your expertise with me when it comes to planning the schedule of events--namely the timing between the reception and ceremony.
My fiance and I are having our reception at the Newberry Library July 7, 2012 and this weekend we'll be booking with a chapel in Evanston for the ceremony.
In your opinion, when's a good time to start the ceremony if our reception is at 6pm in downtown Chicago?
We're worried about having enough time for the ceremony, pictures at the chapel, pictures in downtown Chicago, driving/traffic (since it'll be a Sat. and the 4th of July is earlier in the week), and allowing time for any mishaps to occur.
Should we have it at 12, 1, or later? Thoughts?
We also have quite a bit of family coming in from out of state if that factors at all into your analysis.
Thanks so much!