I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of sunrise ceremonies and brunch receptions. You may be thinking, what really is the appeal to this? I mean, just thinking about waking up extra early is daunting already. But before you do away with this idea, you may want to read these reasons that might just get you to change your mind.
P.S. – Make sure to check out the sample day wedding schedule we came up with too!
- First, you’ll have more time to relax. Think about it, even though you get up much earlier, your reception will end earlier as well. By three or four in the afternoon, you and your now-hubby are free to kick back, relax, and spend some alone time together as newlyweds.
- Second, you’ll have more freedom with your bridal look. You can be more simple, casual, or whatever suits your fancy. If you’re the type of bride who prefers a knee-length dress, floral prints, pastel colors, I assure you, those will look even more beautiful with the day as your setting.
- Third, you’ll have more options. Since morning weddings are not as common, you’re going to have a wider selection of venues and vendors to choose from.
Here’s a general timeline for your morning wedding that you can adjust accordingly–depending on where your wedding venue is, whether your wedding is going to be held on a weekend or weekday, how big your bridal entourage is, how many makeup artists and hairstylists you will be having, how grand your wedding setup and styling will be, and other factors like these.
We also asked a few brides who chose the less traditional path of holding a day wedding as to what ultimately made them choose (and love) having their big day in the morning.