I was reading this post over at WeddingBee this morning and it got me to thinking.
My fiance’ will be the first to tell ya’ll that I am not always the most punctual of folks. In fact, there have been some arguments intense discussions over my timeliness (or lack there of, sometimes).
But it raises an important issue for discussion: At what point do you have to lock people out of your wedding ceremony because they are late? I don’t mean lock them out or delay their entrance in an ugly acting way but in the sense that if they are allowed entrance it would be disruptive during the ceremony?
This is something that especially important for me because we are having the ceremony and reception all in one place, which is a 3300 square foot ballroom. There is one entrance into it. So, anyone who comes in after our ceremony begins will probably be noticed. We will have a security officer and I will have a day of coordinator. Do we put them on ‘bouncer’ duty??
I don’t know and I will have to talk to my venue contact and my DOC about this further.
From the guest perspective, what is the latest a wedding you’ve been to has started?
Is it disruptive to you when other guests arrive late?
Have you been to a wedding where other guests got “locked out” because they were tardy??