Post # 1
I was hoping some of you may be able to help me with this. I am getting married next September (I am from Australia) and the sun usually sets around 5:30-5:45pm at this time of year. Our ceremony will be roughly half an hour, but we are a bit unsure as to what time to start the ceremony due to having a dinner reception with a buffet.
I was thinking maybe 3pm-3:30pm so there is some time for photos afterwards and so guests can enjoy cocktail hour, but my mum doesn’t think that will be enough sunlight time to get some more photos. What would you suggest?
Post # 3
our wedding is in March next year and our sunset time is roughly the same. We are having our ceremony at 4pm (it shouldn’t last more than 20 minutes), then pictures straight after that. Our reception will start at 6 but it’s at the same location. Depending on if you are having your pictures taken at your ceremony location, 3.30 should be fine!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
How many photos do you want? Like how many groups and such? As a general rule, more people in photographs require more time to wrangle up, coordinate, pose, and shoot. So if you have large families for formals, or want oodles of bridal party formals, or even want a lot of bride and groom portraits, factor that into your schedule. Also, if you want multiple backdrops for photos, especially if you want to travel off site for them, allow yourself more time. We allowed 90 minutes for all portraits (bride and groom, bridal party- 7 total, family- 13 total) and that was plenty of time for us to have everything done at the same location.