(Closed) How long for pre-ceremony pics??

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t do getting ready pictures really but we had about an hour and a half before the ceremony to take pictures together.  We still took up most of the cocktail hour with family pictures though.

Post # 5
Member
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have an hr alotted for pre-cermony pics, but we’re not doing “first looks”

That’s just for bridal party.. him with the Groomsmen, Bridesmaid or Best Man, both and same for me. Looking at our day of timeline it’s going to be cutting it close.

I say if you have the budget then always give yourself more time than you’d “need” just b/c you don’t know if it might take you longer to get ready or anything like that.

Post # 6
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our group photos were really fast, but we only dd immediate family, and didn’t have a bridal party.Probably 20 minutes, tops. We did 2 hours for our portraits just the two of us, which was fantastic! We got multiple locations, and it was just such a special time to have alone before the ceremony, away from the craziness. I think, for you, 2 1/2 hours is cutting it too close. If your hair/makeup run over even a little, you’re going to miss out on group shots you want!

Post # 7
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, you can negotiate the package to get rid of the canvas and clone books – that’ll save a lot of cash. An 11×14 canvas from an online company like Bay Photo will cost a lot less than going through your photog and be of a high quality.

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