How long did you have your photographer stay at the reception?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

FutureMrsGG:  I also have an 8 hour package from my photographer.  I’m planning on having him start around noon and clueing up around 8pm.  The dinner starts around 6 and the main things (speech, first dances, cake cutting) will be done by then.

Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

double comment oops!!!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  LarLa.
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had an eight hour package but could see that we were going to run over pretty quickly.  Our group was super social and it was hard to get everything done quickly.  Dinner was on time, but the breaks between dessert/speeches and 1st dance/garter/bouquet toss were longer than expected.  During the evening my photographer gave us a heads up that we needed to speed things up or add more time.  We ended up agreeing for them stay longer and they charged up for the extra hour or two they stayed. 

If you can garauntee you’ll stay on schedule I’d say don’t worry about it but even me who is a stickler for timelines ran over :/  No one was drunk yet so all of our photos of the party were still very classy and just of the important stuff.  I wish I didn’t have to pay extra and that we could have stayed on time but it is what it is.  Everyone had a blast and I’m happy we weren’t rushed. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we had umlimited coverage for our wedding, but i think we had her stay until around 9:00. just long enough to get the important stuff- cake, bouquet toss, speechesm etc. and she got plenty of candid/dancing pics in that time also.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We originally wanted an 8hr package but our photographers 10hr package came with a lot more for almost the same price so we’re doing the 10 hr. We’re having here from 12:30-10:30pm. We’re doing a first look at 1pm, ceremony at 4pm, sparkler send off around 10:30pm. If we weren’t having her do the send off then I would have just had her for first dances/cake cutting/toasts/bouquet toss , I don’t really want pictures of my guests dancing either. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We had an all day photography package and some of my favorite pictures are from later on in the evening.  I think she ended up staying until 11:00 or 11:30 (ended at 12:00).

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