My FI and I are having a Jewish wedding. As I am not Jewish, I trusted him to point out any potential pitfalls. We talked a bit about Rabbis not marrying us during the afternoon on a Saturday but he didn't think it would be a big deal. Turns out it kind of is, even for his Reform congregation. But he really wants an outdoor wedding on a Saturday to have the whole big party. We are many knees deep in deposits to that effect already.
So how do we do an outdoor ceremony? Right now I'm worrying about timing and lighting. For our date, sunset is going to be around 6:30pm. So we thought about doing 30 minutes of cocktail stuff beforehand so he and I can do photos, starting the ceremony at 6:30 and ending at 7:00, then having some more bites and drinks while we do photos with the families. If we configure time for our - I forget what it's called, but private time to sign the Ketubah and all of that - and pictures with family I imagine the reception would start around 7:45. Is that too late for dinner?
Also, I'm seeking some ideas to make sure we are well lit for the ceremony. Will sundown be too dark? Sunset is supposed to be at like 6:33 or something so we're hoping it'll still be pretty light but I'm nervous.
Please advise. Thanks!
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