What time should our ceremony (30min) be if the sun sets at 5:30pm?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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.

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