Evening Weddings: Are They A Good Idea?

Most people choose to have their wedding during the day. However, there is another option that’s slowly becoming
more and more popular. As you can tell by the title, we’re talking about evening weddings. Yes, the idea of having a
wedding in the evening can be great for some, but not for others. So, how do you know if it’s the right choice for you?
Well, the best thing to do is look at some of the advantages they bring:


Arguably the best reason to have an evening wedding is that you can get married under a sunset. If you time it
right, all of your beautiful photos will be complete with a gorgeous sunset in the background. It’s such a naturally
gorgeous sight and not something you will enjoy with a daytime wedding.

Pretty Lights

One of the great things about an evening wedding is that you get to use a lot of pretty lighting. You can experiment
with so many cute lighting options in the evening. Things like fairy lights and lanterns look so gorgeous if you have an
evening wedding outdoors. Then, if you look at sites like Sparklers Online, you could start getting more creative and using
sparklers. Also, you could include fireworks at this point too. Light up the sky with fireworks as you walk out of your wedding
ceremony to cheers and jubilation.

Less Expensive

You might not know this but evening weddings are cheaper than traditional daytime ones. This is largely because most ceremony
and reception locations are expensive during the peak hours of the day. When planning your wedding, you’ll quickly realize that a
lot of places ramp up the prices from midday onwards as they know this is when most people get married. So, if you get married in
the evening, then you could end up saving a fortune on your wedding day. This means you’ve got money left over to go towards an
even better honeymoon!

Okay, so we’ve established there are some pretty great reasons to have an evening wedding. But, are they completely brilliant or are there
some negatives we’ve skipped over? In reality, there are a few things that might put people off an evening wedding:

  • Less reception time: if your wedding is in the evening then it means you have less time at the reception because it’s later in the day.
  • Some people can be annoyed at this as they want to party all day and night.

  • Harder to have a traditional church wedding: due to the lateness of your wedding, some churches might close or just not hold ceremonies at this time.
  • This may be problematic if you want a traditional ceremony.

You see, there are pros and cons to this idea, but is it right for you? Take a look at the good and bad points before making this decision for yourself.
I think it’s a great idea to do something different, particularly if you don’t care for traditions. Or, it’s good if you want a relatively big wedding but without
the big costs.
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