(Closed) Morning Wedding/ Brunch Reception — When do we take pictures?

posted 5 years ago in Delaware
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We have a timeline similar to yours. 11:00 ceremony, reception from 12-4. 91 people on our guest list. We’re doing a first look and then bridal party photos before the ceremony. Our ceremony will be about 15 minutes long and then there will be a receiving line at the chapel entrance. I figure that will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Then we’re going to do family photos. After family photos I’m hoping for about 15 minutes alone with FI just to sort of bask in the moment 🙂 At 12:30 we’ll make our entrance at the reception. I figure if for whatever reason we don’t get time for bridal party photos before the ceremony, we still have 45-60 minutes between receiving line and reception entrance and we’ll squeeze them in there.

I also thought about doing pics at the end, but I was too worried that I’d mess up my dress at some point during the day, so I vetoed that idea pretty quick. I am considering, if  everyone leaves before 4, changing into a cute going-away outfit and squeezing a few more pics of me and FI out of my photog before our time with her is up.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think that sounds great 🙂 and yeah, if you’ve got a giant family, I’d keep the formal family portraits to immediate family – parents, siblings, your son.

As for how long for pics, I think your photog can give you a rough estimate on that. Mine says 30 minutes is more than enough for her to get a lot of great shots, but I overbudgeted on photography time just in case something goes awry. And also because I want a TON of pictures, haha.

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