(Closed) How much time are you giving yourself for pics?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

How much of that is travel between venues? 2 hours is a LONG time to ask your guests to wait, unless you are expecting your guests to go home/back to their hotels between the ceremony & reception.

Our photos only took us about an hour for everything. 

Post # 6
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

1 hour to 1.5 hour is what we gave ourself and had the cocktail hour during the entire time of the photos. I would be pissed off as a guest if there was a 1 hour gap of me to find my own way. Also what are your guests doing at the reception for the hour? With 1.5 hours between ceremony and reception we still had time to do all the photos and then enjoy the cocktail hour and while everyone too there seats we sneaked away for a few more fun picture (canoeing on the pond).

Post # 7
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are planning on about 30 minutes.  My sister got married in May and we did about an hour of pictures.  I can’t imagine standing for 2 hours doing them.  By then end of the hour, everyone was getting cranky, tired of smiling and wanted to get to the reception.  You want to get all the must have pictures, but try to keep in mind the dress you are wearing, how comfortable/heavy it is, and how long you really want to stand there.  The best advice my photographer gave us was set a timer for 15 minutes, stand in front of the mirror with your very best posture and smile.  It gets tiring faster then you think.

Post # 8
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would talk to your photog about this… but we are doing a first look, so we will do as many of our couple pics and bridal party pics as possible before the ceremony (in an hour) and then doing bigger group/family shots after the ceremony. We are leaving an hour between the end of ceremony and the beginning of the reception (10-15 minutes between depending on lights). I’ve been to a wedding where the B&G were much later arriving than the guests (I think like 45 minutes later?) and as a guest it made me feel a bit unwelcome and everyone was a bit confused about what we were supposed to be doing. Just wanted to throw that out there…

Post # 9
1327 posts
Bumble bee

We did two hours to ourselves and that was tons of time we got so many wonderful pcitures.. I would say at least a full hour to yourself.

Post # 10
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Were looking at about 2-3 hours for pictures. Unfortunately due to it being a Catholic wedding, our priest wont do a mass past 12noon. All of the weddings I have been to in the past 2 years ( all Catholic) all the masses have been around 11:30am, with reception not starting until 6pm.

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