Post # 1
I am having serious bouts of anxiety over the wedding timeline.
I will be meeting my beloved before the ceremony @ 4:30pm for the first look and some shots beforehand. So if the ceremony is at 4:30PM, recepiton starts at 6pm and goes to 12-1pm.
When should I have my photographer start? 3PM?
My ceremony is in Brooklyn Heights & my reception is in Dumbo.
Any thoughts, ideas please…
Post # 3
Your photographer should be able to help you with this. Depends on how many photos you want to take before hand, including any family formals, etc. Our wedding started at 3pm and we had pictures as early as 10:30am (for my dressing and hair, etc.) for me, 11:00am with groom and bridal party; 1:15pm for family portraits. We used up just about all the time, so I’m glad I factored in plenty. And my wedding was in Brooklyn (Kensington), got dress in downtown Brooklyn with photos in the Heights, and reception in Murray Hill, to give you an idea.
Post # 4
Thanks…I def. want to take pictures when makeup is fresh and us two alone before the chaos begins. I am paying my Photog for 8 hours thats the thing and she is not cheap, so if she starts at 3pm, she’ll be done by 10pm I ‘m not sure if that is enough since our reception goes till 12 midnight, but I am sure I won’t look as fresh and I just want to dance, dance, dance, so maybe it’s ok she’ll be gone. No big grand exit, i don’t think many NYC wedding even do that.
Post # 5
I think an hour would definitely be enough. But you should ask your photog he/she is the professional and will know an exact answer 🙂
Post # 6
As a day of Coordinator, I usually help my brides design a timeline. Break everything down into hours and give everyone a schedule so that they know where they have to be and what to do.
Usually you want your photographer to take photos of you getting ready but it also depends on your contract with the photographer.
Best of luck- I’ve done a ton of weddings at Dumbo and it’s a great space!
Post # 7
I agree with Margie (margielaf). As a planner, I provide my clients and their vendors with a very detailed wedding day itinerary. This way everyone knows the who-what-where-when of the day. If you are not working with a planner, set aside some to to create an itinerary and factor in plenty of extra time since the wedding is in NY 🙂
Post # 8
I know this doesn’t help, AT ALL, but our rehearsal is in DUMBO at ReBar. Just thought I’d give a HI! to another DUMBO bride!