Post # 1
Hi, I need help!! Long story short, I didn’t pay attention to the time of the sunset or the fact that there is such a thing as daylight savings when making my invitations. My wedding is November 11 and I scheduled the ceremony outside and to start at 5:30pm. The sun begins to set at 5:28 pm… I plan on taking all of my photos with family, wedding party and a first look before hand but I am afraid that the actual ceremony photos will be too grainy and dark because of my mistake. I was planning on starting the ceremony 10 minutes later but I definitely can’t do that. The ceremony will only be 20 minutes long max. My only other thought is to either wrap beams in string lighting, move the ceremony inside, or contact all 300 guests and say that I made a mistake and need to move the ceremony time up. What should I do???
Post # 2
Can you get your photog to set up some outdoor flood lighting? Or talk to them to see if they can work with that lighting to see if it’s an issue. If the sun is just starting to set, it should still be pretty light out for a little bit.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t move the time up, that seems like a lot of trouble. You’d have to contact all the people you invited. What kind of venue is it, is the inside space attractive? I would say if being outside is really important than hang some lights.
Post # 4
Have you discussed this with your photographer? Professionals shoot events outside in the evening all the time. They will likely have solutions.
Post # 5
Ooh I think the sunset photos will look amazing!! Like PP said, I’m sure it will still stay light for your 20 minute ceremony. I vote for fairy lights to decorate your ceremony space 🙂
Post # 6
I have talked to my photographer and she suggested the string lights and then had me talk to my DJ to see if he had any flood or uplighting that could work and he does not.
Post # 7
There are ways to set up lights outside the area that will be photographed that lend light to the scene. Hopefully some of our photog Bees will chime in here–I’m surprised that’s all your photographer had to suggest.
Post # 8
If your photographer is familiar with the technique called painting with light, you might get some truly dramatic shots! Night photography can be incredible in the right hands!!
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Post # 9
I understand your desire to get the beautiful sunset though realistically it was a huge risk to do an outdoor wedding Nov 11 in the first place. Moving the wedding ahead and notify guests is a big task – is it really worth it – you need to decide how much you want these photos and does it outweigh the extra effrot.