Post # 1
I am trying to figure out how long we should take pictures before the wedding ceremony. We are doing a first look and getting as many pictures as possible. I am getting hair and makeup that will take about an 1 1/2 hr and don’t want to wake up at 5am!!!
So what are you ladies doing???
Post # 4
I plan on at least 2 maybe 3….Was thinking 1 hour before….the ceremony and then 1 hour after!
Post # 5
We’re not doing a first look, so we’re just going to get pics between the ceremony & reception, while our guests are enjoying cocktail hour.
Post # 6
I am not hiring a professional photographer, so people will be taking pictures with their cameras or phones…
Post # 7
we plan ca. 3h right before the ceremony. Our ceremony will be at 3 p.m. I meet my stylist at 8.30 a.m., 2.5-3h hours for make-up, hair and putting the dress on. And after that the first look and portraits. We don’t want any stress before the ceremony. So if we are finished quite early, we make a stop at my parents in law. Our photographer accompanies us the whole day, starting with me getting ready and ending with the last guests on our reception. Poor guy:-)
Post # 8
We are doing our formal pictures after the ceremony and we have alotted 3 hours
Post # 9
Anyone going to be going anywhere else to take pictures? Worried about drive time and how lunch schedules into that??
Post # 10
We only have 4 hrs total for the wedding ceremony (30 mins) and reception (3 hrs), so that would give us 30 mins for bride and groom pics, which isnt a lot of time. At first I spoke with an affordable photographer about 4 hrs but then I thought to get more pics in Fiance, his groomsmen and family could take pics before the ceremony and then my family, him and I could take the 30 mins afterwards. My family would completely disapprove of a first look. I wouldnt have minded.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
We’ve scheduled about two hours before the ceremony for first look and some family / bridal party portraits. Have you talked to your photogs yet? Ours provided us with a pretty good timeline for the day (after all they’re the experts… they’ve been doing it for years and know how long it takes to get all these photos in :D).
Post # 12
I did email her to ask her how much time she thought we would need. Also I wanted to know if she thought there were any fun/pretty places to take pictures and how far away that might be.
I have not heard back yet so I was interested in what you ladies were doing. 🙂
Post # 13
I second talking to the photog. We sat down with him before the big day to discuss timeline, what we wanted and where we needed to be at what time. They’ll know how much time is needed.
We started with the First Look just after 12 noon and the ceremony started at 5. So even though we had 5 hours, we had 4 different locations to drive to (besides where I was getting ready and our First Look). We also took more pictures after the ceremony with DH’s family and more bride/groom shots. We didn’t want to be rushed at all, and we weren’t. We even had a half hour to relax before we had to drive to the ceremony. Giving yourself more time is ALWAYS better.
Post # 15
depends on if you have bridal party taking pictures prior to ceremony with you. I thought about planning for 1 hour only but my friend got married said at least plan for 2-2 1/2 hours as people can be late and give yourself more time to take pictures.