Holding your wedding in the morning followed by a lunchtime reception can be a clever way to make the most of your special day. Lunchtime receptions can end up being a more relaxed day as they offer lots of great savings and options for you and for your guests. Consider these great benefits of a daytime event:
Venue and supplier availability
If you are flexible about time it is often easier to book the date and venue of your choice. Most weddings and receptions are held in the afternoon and evening so there is greater availability, as well as suppliers such as photographers and florists, if you are willing to consider a lunchtime reception.
Venue and service fees can be cheaper for weddings held earlier in the day. Your guests may also save money, as people who live a bit further away may be able to travel home afterwards rather than having to arrange overnight accommodation.
Your photographer will be delighted if you choose a lunchtime wedding. More hours of daylight means more opportunity to take great photographs of you and your wedding party, particularly at a scenic waterfront venue such as The Waterfront Function Centre.
There’s no doubt that daytime weddings are much easier for families to manage. Even if children are not on the guest list it is usually much easier to arrange a play-date for children during daylight hours. Guests who bring very young children won’t have to leave early to get them to bed, and you should reduce the number of over-tired tantrums at the reception (apart from the wedding party of course!).
Older people often find evening functions difficult to attend, so daytime weddings mean that you will be able to share your special day with more of those people who are important to you.
See our stunning gallery of wedding photos that truly capture the beauty of our waterfront venue for a daytime reception.