Post # 1
My DOC created my timeline the other day. The way its looking is that we’ll have about 1.5 hours to take pictures; this doesn’t include the 1/2 hr the DOC scheduled to get to the picture location and the 1/2 to get to the reception location. Is that enough time to get all our pictures done? Or should I choose a different location closer to the venue? The other idea was to have the groomsmen arrive earlier than the girls at the church and get their groomsmen formals out of the way. Thoughts? Advice?
ETA: Church formals with our parents, grandparents, and siblings are not included in the 1.5 hours. They are scheduled separately.
Post # 3
It should be – we scheduled one hour and have a bridal part of 16 (not counting in laws)
Post # 4
We’re scheduled for just under 2 hours, including travel time around the downtown area and to the venue. I would imagine that 1.5 hours is more than enough time if you’re staying in one place.
Post # 5
We had about the same time. We were just a LITTLE rushed towards the end, but we also took some more in the middle of the reception (BP and extended family groups went out to the Grand Staircase of our hall). The bridal party was 14, including us.
You probably don’t want to make it any longer if only because people can get pretty tired. Darling Husband was verging on cranky by time we were done and it really reflects in his expressions in the photos. You can definitely tell his smile is half-hearted compared to the earlier ones.
Post # 6
I think more time would be ideal, but you can make 1.5 hours work.
Post # 7
I can’t believe I’m asking if I have enough time for photos. I have a big, ugly Catholic gap, lol.
Here’s what the timeline looks like right now:
2-3: Church Formals
3-3:30 – Drive Downtown
3:30-5:00pm – Pictures Downtown
5:00-5:30pm – Drive to Reception Venue
5:45pm – Guests start to arrive for cocktail hour and “modified receiving line” begins
Post # 8
Bump…my poll results are too close for comfort! 🙂
Post # 9
I voted yes before fully reading your post. I think you’ll want to plan for 1.5 hours for just the photos, travel needs to be planned separately.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think you’ll be fine. We had 1 hour (of which we used 45 minutes or so) after the ceremony to take all family photos and wedding party photos. We got SO MANY photos. Before the ceremony, we have some shots of Darling Husband with his groomsmen getting ready (just a few, but all the ones we need) and then tons of photos of me and my girls starting at the salon, but we only needed about 30 minutes max for the photos of us getting dressed, taking some photos together, and then getting some photos with my mom and dad.
Post # 11
my friend got married recently suggested at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours. So that’s what we are planning to do. With us taking portrait pictures in the beginning of the hour and have the bridal party arrive in the second hour.
I am all about having cushion time in case something runs late.
Post # 12
We’re giving ourselves about 45 minutes. We’re not big on going to multiple locations to do pictures, so there is that. But I think 1.5 hour is plenty of time.
Post # 13
We have just over an hour for our photos to be done and the photog told us this should be ok but we’d have to keep up. We selected which photos we wanted done with the Bridal Party and are getting them done first. We’ve enlisted our usher to get people rounded up and ready to keep things moving. Then we have about 30-40 mins for ourselves. I think you should be fine.
Post # 14
I haven’t gotten married yet but from what everyone else is telling me 1.5 hours should be plenty of time! That’s what I’m scheduling!
Post # 15
I plan to do most of the separate bridal part/family pictures first (before ceremony). I don’t want to do a first look. Then most of the 1.5 hours during our cocktail hour can be spent on the two of us and finishing a few group shots.
Post # 16
That is a TON of time. We had just over an hour and we got a lot of “extra” shots.