Post # 1
I am newly engaged and we have set a date of April 28 2012 (in Australia it will be autumn). We have an option of 2pm or 4pm ceremony at the chapel and are a 10min drive to our reception venue.
The dilemma is if we have the 4pm ceremony will we have enough light to get all our photos in (a pre ceremony shoot is not an option). Sunset is estimated to be at 530pm. We will have a bridal party of 10 (including us).
Advice on length of time for photos etc would be great!
Also, the ceremony will only be about 20mins.
Post # 3
that’s a friday, right? if so, i would definitely do 4pm. that gives you about an hour for photos, which isn’t a ton of time but is doable. take pics with your bridal party before the ceremony, and then save any pics that require bride + groom together for after. you’ll have to be really organized for any family pics, or just take them somewhere inside.
Post # 4
I had a similar decision to make, but not due to daylight concerns. My hubby and I wanted to make sure that we didn’t miss much of our own celebration (which started at 6pm). So, we decided on a 2:30 ceremony. It gave us plenty of time to take photos inside the venue, outdoors in a park nearby, stop for more beverages lol, drive to the reception venue (about 30 minutes away), and had a few minutes to get “touched up” before entering the reception. So….long story short…I say, have the early ceremony!
Post # 5
I’d do 2 pm to prevent any issues with sunlight during your pics. An hour is doable, but it all depends on where you’d like to take the pics. Sometimes getting from point A, B and C take up about 30 minutes. Since you have a choice… go with 2 pm. Also gives your guests a chance to get to the reception venue.
Post # 6
I would choose the earlier time to ensure I had time for photos without rushing.
Post # 7
I’d do 2 pm to avoid the stress of being rushed!
Post # 8
I would do 4pm..do all the pics before (unless you do not want him to see you which is understandable) then just do girl pics and guys pics before but separate. I like later ceremonies because that leads to a later reception. I cannot imagine hosting a fun party (reception) while the sun is still shining outside. If you are having a bar, your guests will be staggering before dusk.
Post # 9
I am having the same issue, except mine is affected by the sun going down too early. If the ceremony is at 2pm and the reception is at 6pm and the reception is 30 minutes away, y’all don’t think that is too much time in between??