Yes, you heard me right. Morning Weddings. They’re a thing. And I’ve experienced them, and they’re actually pretty grand. Read on to see why they can rock…
Melissa and Gary got married at 10 o’clock on a chilly October morn. Their reception consisted of mimosas, coffee, and fancy pastries. They hired a couple of servers to keep an eye on the food and drink, and that was it in the way of vendors (except the photographer, of course). Consider a brunch reception with a stack of pancakes as your wedding cake!
2. LESS STRESS!
For some, the whole day is a big ball of nerves, and the later in the day you get married, the longer those nerves affect you. If you get married in the morning, the stress leaves you by Noon. It’s over. And you can have the rest of the day to enjoy!
3. THE REST OF THE DAY IS YOURS!
The After-the-Wedding part of the day is the BEST! Nighttime weddings leave everyone so tired that it’s difficult to get one-on-one time as a couple at the end of the night. If your wedding day ends at 4PM, you can spend the rest of the evening with your spouse – and isn’t that why you got married in the first place? Melissa was home by 7pm and snuggled up on the couch with her new husband by 8. Need I say more? Yes I do: No Hangover!
4. YOUR GUESTS WILL THANK YOU!
If you live in a tourist or destination town (like Chicago) your guests will have the rest of the day to visit! So many people have only enough time to stay for the wedding and not enough time to see the city they’ve traveled to.
5. THE LIGHT, THE GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS LIGHT!
If you’re getting married in a beautiful place, or outdoors, the morning light is unbeatable, and you’ll be able to see your surroundings for the whole party. But I'm not biased...
So - Morning weddings. I’m not myself a morning person, and not everyone is. But if you are, there are aspects to a morning ceremony that will allow you to inject your own personalities into your wedding. Create your wedding day for you. Your guests will be fine getting up a little earlier.