Post # 1
So 10/16/10 is rapidly approaching and there are some scheduling things I really need to finalize and i am starting to panic!
My 6 BMs and I will be meeting at the salon at 9:30-10, the ceremony starts at 5:30, the cocktail hour is 6:30-7:30, and the reception 7:30-11:30.
I am really stressing out about when and where to get ready and get all our photos done. I dont want to see the groom before the ceremony.
I cant decide if we should just go staight to the church after the salon and we can eat and relax and then get as many pictures as possible before the ceremony. Or if I should go home and get ready and then go to the church. Also if I should have a photography place like a park or something. I am just kinda freaking out and cant commit to anything. I have no clue what the weather will be like and just simply cant decide.
Does anyone have suggestions on a successful timeline? What worked, what didnt work, etc. The last thing I want to do is be stressed and going from place to place when it is not necessary.
Post # 3
1) where are you getting married (ceremony and reception in same place? do either have pretty areas for photographs?)
2) how important is it to you to participate in cocktail hour?
3) is the wedding in ohio? (weather- related question)
Post # 4
church and then reception about 20 minutes away… neither have gardens or anything like that but have a few good photo places
the cocktail hour is simply for the guests so we can do photos
yes it is ohio
Post # 5
Because you guys aren’t seeing each other before the ceremony, you definitely want to get as many photos as possible before the ceremony starts. It will all depend on where you want your photos done. If the church grounds are pretty, and your church will allow you to get in early enough, I would go with that, and then have your groom get ready at his house.
It will also depend on when you guys will be done with hair. I would suggest starting to get ready (dresses and shoes) at 3:00 p.m., and start to do some getting ready photos. Then do photos with your parents and BMs at 4:00 to 4:30, and then the guys can do photos (and the groom with his parents) from 4:30-5 p.m., then you’ll all have a half hour before the ceremony starts.
After the ceremony (depending on how long it is – I’ll guess 30 mins), you’ll want 20 mins for formal family photos, and then another 15 mins to do the whole wedding party. Then at least 30 mins for couple portraits. So that would look like:
6-6:20 – Family photos in church
6:30-6:45 – Wedding Party photos
6:45 – 7:15 – couple portraits
7:30 – arrive at cocktail hour (hopefully your reception venue isn’t too far away!)
Let me know if you need any more help!
Post # 6
thanks! Yeah it is only it is only about 20 minutes away. It is just so hard to commit to a plan!