Post # 1
The ceremony site we’re looking at rents at 200/hr with a min of 1 hr. Since I am a broke ass bride I would really like to just stick to 1 hour but not sure if that’s enough. So far we’re planning 15 mins for setting programs on chairs and having the sound system ready (for our ceremony music) and then half an hour for the ceremony and another 15 mins for cleaning stuff up and pictures.
We’re also hoping to do first look type pictures in the same park (but not at the site we’ll reserve) so I guess it doesn’t matter if we extend it for picture reasons.
Am I forgetting anything? Is this enough?
Post # 3
I think 1 hour is seriously pushing it.
I would do 3 hours to give yourselves adequate time for setup & tear down. You REALLY don’t want to be super pressed for time.
Also, guests do arrive early.
Post # 4
@CrazyCatLady13: Are chairs already there? You’d want chairs in place 10-15 minutes before the ceremony.
Post # 5
Yes the site already comes with the chairs setup and we don’t have any decorating to do, just programs and setting up sound/mic
Post # 6
@CrazyCatLady13: You would need to talk to your sound and music people. But I would have thought it was just enough time to setup, have the ceremony, and pack up. Do photos elsewhere in the park. (Perhaps a few immediately after the ceremony, if you have some helpers willing to pack up at that time).
You also might want to shorten the ceremony. 30 minutes is kind of long for a non-church ceremony. Some outdoors ceremonies are only 10-15 minutes.