Post # 1
My ceremony is in October. It’s going to be short and sweet followed by a cake and punch reception. Very simple and pretty much family only. The ceremony should really only be about 15-20 mins. I don’t really need a lot of pictures of me and my girls getting ready. We will probably do that ourselves, especially since one of my bridesmaids is into photography. I think I may find a photography student for ceremony pictures (I can’t afford a “real” photographer). I really want a lot of pictures afterwards with my bridal party, just me, and couple photos of me and my husband. How much time should I allow for this? I’m not having any sort of coctail hour and my family will pretty much just be hanging around talking until we are done. I have a very nice family and everyone talks and gets along, but I still don’t want them to wait too long. How long do post ceremony pictures last?
Post # 2
It’s according to how large your bridal party is and how many different “poses” your photographer wishes to take. Have you ruled out having a first look, and photos before?
My daughter did a first look at 2:30, at the hotel where the bridal party got ready, followed by 1.45 hours of photos, and then the bridal party travelled to the venue, where we took another hour of photos. The bridal party had 14 members and there were many different group photos, of the bride/groom”s immediate families.
Post # 3
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
We had a small group for our wedding and a short wedding ceremony. Our photos only took an hour to complete and turned out amazing.
Post # 4
I’d speak to your photographer about this. Ours said we should allow 1.5 hours before the ceremony for photos of the bride and bridesmaids/bride with family and groom and groomsmen/groom with family pics and then one hour during the cocktail hour for wedding party pics and bride and groom photos. We’re also doing sunset photos during dinner for another 15-20 minutes and no first look with 2 photographers, so I’d ask your photographer.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview
We have two hours total for formals/family shots/ceremony/wedding party photos
then we have 20 mins for bride/groom shots at sunset.
On top of that, we have some time while we’re getting ready to do bridesmaid/groomsmen/bridal/groom shots 🙂
I know it seems like a bit much, but I’d rather schedule too much time than not enough