Post # 1
I’m trying to start an initial timeline of the ceremony and reception so I’m curious as to how long Pictures take on average. We are not doing a first look, but might be able to get some of the bridal party pictures ahead of time (like me with my girls) Most of them however will have to be done after the ceremony.
So how long did yours take And did you do yours before or after?
Post # 2
Our pictures with just Darling Husband and me…about 45 mins. We had no bridal party, so I can’t help there. Family pictures took another 45-50 mins or so…and that was with 24 people to begin with.
We did a first look and all of our pictures and family portraits before the ceremony.
Post # 3
Following! I need to know this as well. <br /><br />
LadyHatter: Do you have anything planned for your guests to do after the ceremony while you are taking photos? I think we are doing a appitizer/cocktail hour. Then opening the full bar after everyone is introduced and we do our first dance.
Post # 4
califlorican: Thank you! That is helpful.
Post # 5
CallMeMrsG: We are getting married in a Japanese garden and they can either wander around the garden and feed the koi, or about a half hour after the ceremony ends, appetizers and the open bar starts at the hotel 15-20 minutes away. So they have some options.
Post # 6
Ours took about an hour from the time family portraits were taken to walking back into the reception after our husband/wife pics were taken. We held cocktail hour in between the ceremony and dinner being served.
Post # 7
LadyHatter: Our photographer said to estimate about 2 minutes per picture.
Post # 8
Our couples photos took 1.5 hour and our family photos about 30 min.
but we did them before the wedding and took our time since we had plenty. I’m sure it can go faster if you need it to
Post # 9
We did a first look. We started pictures around 1-1:15pm, and ended at 3pm. In that time we got our single portraits, couple portraits, bridal party pictures, and family shots. Definitely recommend getting as many pictures as possible done beforehand, because otherwise you will feel rushed.
Post # 10
I think we gave it about 1 1/2 hours. We did a first look and were alone for about 30 minutes, added in the Bridal Party for about 30 minutes and then invited our parents for the last 30.
After the ceremony we did full family portraits. We were able to squeeze them in as people were going into the reception and finding their seats. That took about 30 minutes for 4 full families of 20-40 people each. They were in the lobby of the hotel, just a staircase away from the ballroom.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2016 - Akron, OH
I’m hoping for just an hour. Once we exit the cermony venue, and family and friends that are not involed in the photos begin heading the reception venue, I don’t want them to wait too long or have to go home. We have a lot of out of town guests coming, and although our ceremony and reception venues are close by, I just don’t want to spend more than an hour taking photos .. seems a lil’ ridiculous to me.
Post # 12
LadyHatter: We have an hour between our ceremony and reception for cocktail hour. Our photographer has advised us to do as many bridal party and family photos ahead of the ceremony as possible – so Fiance will take pictures with his groomsmen and family ahead of time, and I’ll take photos with my bridesmaids and family ahead of time. After the ceremony, we’ll get some full bridal party and full family photos. The rest of the time will be photos of just us. Our photographer has reassured me that this is more than enough time.
We’ll also probably do a 10-15 minute couples session at sunset during the reception!
Post # 12
We started pictures at 12:30, which was me getting dressed and putting my accessories on. After that was B&G first look, and then some more of us. We then went to a park (where our ceremony was at) to take more pics of us, then our bridal party (separate and together). After that, it was family, and more pics of the bridal party and just the twop of us.
Our ceremony was at 3:30, and we were done by 3:00 with all of that… so a couple hours. I think it really just depends on what you want done, or where you want to go to take pics. We stayed at the park where the ceremony was, as it was just easier and you could still get a variety of pictures.