(Closed) How long do we need for Photographs and how long are cocktail hours typically

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

An hour and a half is the min.  I’m only have a 50 guest wedding and we will be over an hour.  As long as your cocktail hour isn’t 3hrs long, you should be fine. 

Post # 4
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Agreed…you need at least 1.5hrs, and preferably without too much travel.  You will need to do your family, his family, any crossover photos you want (his parents, you two, your parents together etc), all the bridal party together AND the bride and groom formals.  Also, factor in time to do the guys and/or girls if either wasn’t photographed before the wedding. 

Finally, if you do have to travel anywhere, count an extra 5-10 minutes every time you have to get in/out of a vehicle to move.  The bigger the wedding party, the longer it takes to get everyone in the vehicle.  🙂

Post # 5
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For you I think 1.5 should be your min. because you have so many people you need to take pictures with. Me and my Fiance are only doing an hour, but we have a small bridal party, and not too much family. So an hour was perfect for us.

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