Post # 1
My wedding ceremony is at 2:30pm and should go for roughly half an hour. We have booked our reception venue and canapes will be served from 4pm. Our reception venue is literally a 3 minute drive from our church (only a few streets away), but my mum is concerned that there won’t be enough time for photos. I didn’t want to have too big a gap in case if family members were hungry/thirsty and only wanted to stay for a couple of photos.
What do you reckon bees? I’d love some input. We are getting married at the end of winter so the sun sets about 5:30, and I was hoping we wouldn’t have to push our reception back any later! If it helps, we are having approximately 60-70 guests, mostly family.
Post # 2
If you are super concerned about time, you could always do some photos before the ceremony, even if its just some family portraits.
We are having our ceremony at 4, relatively short ceremony we’re hoping max 30 minutes with walks, cocktail hour/photography right afterwards. But, we’d like to at least mingle/enjoy cocktail hour for a few minutes before going to the reception so we’ll probably do some pictures before hand.
Post # 3
We’re having a 3pm ceremony (roughly 20-30mins long) and a 6pm reception. I was concerned it was too big of a gap! But it gives us plenty of time for photos and allowing friends and family to congratulate us after the ceremony. We have also allocated 20mins to ourselves to spend time together and take in the fact that we just got married! (No photographer, bridesmaids, family, friends etc) Just us two 🙂 The day will fly by and realistically we probably won’t get to see much of each other so thought it would be nice to share some time alone together.
Also it gives us time if there’s any hiccups, limo breaks down or something (hair, make up runs overtime). We have also set up games (wedding is in a rose garden) for guests to play to keep them occupied and a few have talked about going to the pub across the road for a bit haha. (We have about 100 guests)
I personally don’t think 1 hour is enough, but if you have clearly outlined a photo plan with your photog and will definitely be on time, so the ceremony will start as planned I think you will be fine, plus no one will mind if you’re a little late to the reception 🙂 xx