Ceremony+Photos not enough time

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@babylo0n:  Do the ceremony promptly at 5pm, as long as you’re not having a long ceremony.  Can it be done by 5:20/5:30?

Have the guests move on over to the reception area & host cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 while you do your photos.

You can do Bridal & bridal party photos before the ceremony, and have your groom do his photos with the guys prior to the ceremony as well.

That way, you only have to get family & group shots to do in the hour after the ceremony.

The reception can start as early as 6:30/6:45 🙂

Hope this helps!

Post # 4
3836 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@babylo0n:   How long is your ceremony?   And, would it be at all possible to do first look photos (perhaps family photos)  when the garden closes at four?  If you choose an area away from the ceremony area you might be able to get quite a few photos without guests seeing you.  

Post # 5
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

my ceremony was under 30 minutes, as most are.  i think you will have plenty of time.

Post # 6
260 posts
Helper bee

If you’re concerned about time, I would do a “first look” with the groom, and then do lots of the bridal party shots BEFORE the ceremony.  Then, afterwards, you can just focus on group shots, and shots with both of your families.

That’s what we’re doing.

You could even use a different pretty location, so your pictures have some more variety.  Or you could work around where the tour is at that particular time, probably.

Post # 7
284 posts
Helper bee

The sunset photos may turn out beautifully, the light tends to be lovely in the hours before 🙂

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