Post # 1
I still have a long time to work this out, but I am suddenly hyperventilating that I am cramming my timeline too close together.
FH and I are REALLY superstitious and do not want to see each other before the wedding.
At 10:30 the groomsmen will take photos and right after the bridal party will take photos… then we have our ceremony at 11… which should last about 30 minutes – 45 minutes.
That brings us to 11:30 / 11:45 – full bridal party pics, and wedding pictures… hopefully that brings us to 12:30.
From 11:30 – 12:30 is cocktail hour – we are hoping to get in on that and mingle for 1/2 hour before leaving to be officially introducted at 1 pm.
First dance at 1 pm – then lunch. Immediately after lunch will be Father / Daughter, Mother / Son and myself and my son dances.
Then cake cutting
Then dancing and fun for the rest of the evening. We need to be wrapped up by 4:30 as there is an evening wedding after us and that starts at 5.
Are we cramming it in too tight? Should we just suck it up and take pictures before hand? The ceremony, reception and pictures will all be at the same place.
Post # 3
Honestly, that doesn’t give you much time at the actual reception at all. Is there some way you could get some of the pictures out of the way beforehand? How supersticious are you? Or maybe just do you with your family and him with his family, then you with your bridesmaids and then with his groomsman, without actually having to see him?
Post # 4
I think you are cramming a bit… but, it may work if you realize that odds are you won’t be on schedule past the ceremony… 🙂
Post # 5
I think you can get a lot more photos done beforehand without seeing him, however, you’ll need more than 30 min.
Post # 6
I actually meant to post this in reception…. sorry guys..
Actually I might have to just suck it up and pay the photographer a little bit extra for coming early *we only have him 6 hours under our current package*
Money money money
Post # 7
I think you are cramming a little bit. You may have to consider taking photos before. Good luck!
Post # 8
This is pretty much my wedding time line.. minute to minute. Weird.
I think it will be quick. But with morning weddings, and venues that you have to be out of by 4:30, I think you only get quick.
Post # 9
oops! I just looked back over it. We are starting on pictures a little earlier, around 10 for us.
Post # 10
I think it’s a little rushed: 30 minutes for both groom’s party and bridal party photos before the ceremony is really, really quick unless you want a ‘okay, huddle’ snapshot type photo. Also, won’t you be a bit excited before the ceremony? You may want a minute to breathe beforehand – and I’d plan that into your schedule.
The only other thing I wanted to say, regarding six hours of photography, is to consider if you need photos of the later part of the day. Eventually you’ve got photos of everyone dancing, so the photographer could leave.