(Closed) Day-of Timeline

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

the DJ could realistically play piano music if need be, it might be cheaper to get him to start a bit earlier than 5pm.  Based on my own experience, 1.5 hours max isnt enough time for photos.  We did photos before the ceremony, so ours were a lot longer than normal (3 hours before, about 45 mins after) but I’d have been hard pressed to get mine done in that time, ESPECIALLY if the ceremony starts or runs late

Post # 5
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Over an hour for photos should be plenty.

Remember that you can do all your photos with your family and your bridesmaids before the wedding.  And he can do all of his photos with his families and the groomsmen before the wedding.  That way, after the wedding, you only have to do pictures of the two of you and a few of the entire wedding party. 

I think what I have seen is usually about 30 minutes for pictures with the entire family and the entire wedding party together.  Then about another 30 minutes for just you and your Fiance.

I am worried about how we are going to do this because we have a half hour drive between our ceremony and our reception site!  Eek!

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Also, I would have an iPod with a playlist ready to go in case you are running late and the musicians have to leave.  I don’t think during the cocktail hour many people would care if they listened to a few songs before the DJ kicked in.

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t know if that will be enough time to get pictures of both you two together and the family pictures.  We had about an hour and a half before the ceremony of pictures alone and we had about an hour afterward for pictures with family.

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