Post # 1
How much time should we allocate for formal/portrait photos? We’re doing a first look and then moving straight into the reception from the ceremony, so my photographer suggested having all the family there four hours ahead of time so that we can do photos. Is that extreme? Is that normal?! What do you think?
Post # 2
we did the same thing. We started at 12 and the ceremony started at 3:30. It takes more time than you think 🙂
Post # 3
plus keep in mind, if you have a large bridal party, or a large family it could take longer. Also you want to give yourself time after photos are done to powder your nose, relax for a few minutes before walking down the aisle.