- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
I need some help! I’m getting married on a Friday, in the fall. The sun will set at approximately 4:41 PM (thank you farmers almanac!). At this point, I am assuming my bridal party (6 BMs, 6 GMs) and our parents will have the day off from work/school. I want to take pictures outside, before the sun sets. I don’t know how much time to allot for this. I was thinking three local locations MAX. That is only if the weather is nice. If the weather is crappy, then we are looking at one indoor location. I was thinking of starting the ceremony (catholic church) at 4:30 pm. I am assuming this will take approx. 1 hour. My father, and myself, agree that we don’t want a huge gap in between the ceremony and reception. People will be working that day, or traveling, and will be hungry (for example, my co-worker who is coming straight from work to the wedding, but lives an hour away). The church and the venue are only 4 miles away from each other. There will be some pictures we will want to get inside the church, but I don’t know how long we should stick around for. I also don’t want to miss any of my reception. We met with the venue owner yesterday and he said so many couples miss the first hour of their reception and are disappointed when they only have 2 hours left after dinner. I agree. We are paying for it ourselves and we really want to take advantage of every single minute.
– How much time should I allow for pictures BEFORE the ceremony?
– Do catholic ceremonies usually last an hour?
– How long should we allow for inside the church pictures with family members?
– What time should our 4 hour reception start?
– How long would you rent transportation(limo) for in this case?
Thanks so much for any and all opinions on this 🙂
PS.. I found some related posts, and I realize some will say this is too early. 11-11-11 is also a federal holiday, so I am hoping some people (I realize not all) will already have this day off. We don’t have too many out of towners, but we do have some people who won’t have anywhere to go inbetween the ceremony and reception. I also don’t want it to be completley dark out by the time church starts.