Ceremony time for the Fall?

posted 4 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Akdepas:   We’re doing a 4pm ceremony with cocktail hour to start at 5:30.  I have a 1/2 travel time built in, otherwise would have started at 4:30 with cocktail hour starting at 6pm.

I checked the times for sunset and wanted to make sure we had enough natural light before sunset to get good outdoor pictures. 

Post # 4
1287 posts
Bumble bee

Speak to your photographer for the best time for photos around that time of year. This will determine if you will have a first look or move your ceremony time earlier.  He/She will have a good answer for you. (providing pictures are important to you and if you are having a photographer)


Post # 5
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Akdepas:  Since your wedding is next year why don’t you check out sunset on that date this year to get an idea of what it will look like.  Last year on our -1 anniversary I went outside and took pictures every 15 minutes starting at 4:30 to figure out what time would be best to start the ceremony so that we would still have lighting after the vows for photos with the bridal party and family.  5pm works for us but we’re on a beach in Florida so the lighting would likely be different than where you are.

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