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|Dealing with late guests
at your wedding
|Don't get too rigid about starting on the minute if guests are still filtering in from the parking lot, or you know Aunt Mary has left the hotel and will be here in five more minutes.
On the other hand, you owe it to the guests who had the courtesy and foresight to get there at or before the time you told them the wedding would start, to begin reasonably close to the announced time.
If it's getting late, and the starting time has come and gone, don't fall into the trap of waiting for people who said they would be there and aren't. You may be waiting for people who aren't coming.
If it's already past the announced starting time, late guests may give up trying to get to the ceremony and catch up with you at the reception.
What about really late guests (the ones who arrive at the church after everyone has left for the reception elsewhere)?
Tell the church or wedding site where your reception is to be, so that a late arriving guest will be able to catch up with the festivities.