Post # 1
My photographer is looking for a timeline, but it takes a bit for us to throw emails back and forth, so I was hoping someone else could help us. We have a few many “shot” times: the groom getting ready, the bride getting ready, the ceremony and after the ceremony (bridal party pictures, family picture, bride and groom pictures)
The basic timeline on their sheet says that groom getting ready shots take about 60 minutes (including pictures of groom and groomsmen, family), the bride getting ready shots take 60-90 minutes (including pictures of bridesmaids, family), the bridal party pictures take 30-45 minutes, the family pictures take 30-45 minutes and the bride and groom pictures take 60-90 minutes.
Here is my questions… we have a really, really small wedding. At the grooms house during the “getting ready”, his mom, aunt and two brothers will be with him. That is also his groomsmen. At my house my sister, bridesmaid, mom, dad, and one aunt/uncle will be with me. The only relatives that will meet us at the venue is on my side, and is another set of aunt/uncles, an uncle and my grandfather/step grandmother.
That being said, do you still think that the pictures will take that long? I have 90 minutes between the ceremony and cake cutting/dances, so will it be possible to get all the post ceremony pictures? Also, do you think it will really take 5 people an hour to get groomsmen pictures done? Beyond that, since all of the grooms family will be at the groom getting ready time, will it be necessary to re-do certain shots? Our photog said that these were guidelines, but I’m guessing they are guidelines for bigger families.
Post # 4
@takemyhand: The only person who can answer this is your photographer so tell them what you said here and ask them. They’ll know how much time it’ll take to do what you’re looking to do. It’s completely based on how quickly you can get family together and paying attention and the pace of your photographer.
Post # 5
Thanks! I managed to get ahold of my photographer and she estimated 20 minutes from the groom, 15-20 min for family and then 15-20 min for bridal party. That makes life easier (and my timeline actually fit together!)
Post # 6
Wow that seems kinda slow in my opinion. We had a very small relaxed wedding all on site so we did 20 minutes for the grooms picture and 30 minutes for the brides pictures. An hour and a half was plenty for the family and the bridal party and our pictures (As we were wrangling family members he would shoot the two of us). I cant wait to see our pictures especially the ones in the canoe (yes in my dress). We had 45 people at our wedding and we did not want a photographer placing every single persons hands and chins so that sped things up.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
From my experience, having been married twice and having been in 3 other weddings, that’s a crazy amount of time for those things. We had family pictures done in about 7 or 8 minutes. You just have to make sure no one leaves from the ceremony space and work from the largest group down so that your cousins and stuff can leave as soon as possible. Then we spent about 30 or 40 minutes TOTAL taking bridal party and bride/groom photos, and this time included doing my bussle. Photos of the groom & groomsmen pre-wedding took, like, 10 or 15 minutes. Photographer spent a LONG time with us girls but only because we had him all day, so he showed up to the salon and then left when we were paying to get take the guys’ pictures and then met up in our suite to take the photos of putting the dress on and of the girls together.
I had 82 guests, 2 attendants on each side, and 3 ushers. Our families are moderate-sized, nothing too huge or too small. Maybe with all the aunts and uncles and cousins, there were 20 on each side?
Post # 8
@mrsSonthebeach: this is what I am expecting, so good to know I’m being realistic!