(Closed) How long to take pics after the wedding

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re hoping to get about an hour of pictures in before and about an hour afterwards.  Everyone has to move from the ceremony space to the reception space though and since it’s a small wedding we’re going to do group shots so there shouldn’t be too big of a gap.  I went to my fiance’s cousin’s wedding where we all stood in this too small room for like an hour or two with just cheese that we couldn’t get to because of the crowd and punch that ran out every 10 minutes and it was incredibly miserable.  

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Just the cocktail hour. Plus we want to try to get back for the last 15minutes of that. We are doing the group shots for each side before. I want more editorial shots though of us at the wedding than all of thosed posed pics. So we feel like we should be able to keep it nice and short.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re planning for an hour of pictures and our cocktail hour is 1.5 hours. The church is about 30 mins from the reception, so it should work out!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re doing about an hour after. We’ll be doing probably 1.5-2 hours before (trying to get as many as possible done without doing a first look) and then after we’ll just have the cocktail hour to get them done (all in the same location so there is no gap for travel)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m confused about this too! Our chapel is about 20 minutes away from the reception location, so I want to set aside time after the ceremony for pictures and for people to get to the reception location, BUT, I can’t do a cocktail hour there because the contract states you can’t enter the room for set up until 30 MINUTES before the reception starts. Huge time crunch! So that will be the time that my vendors will be RUSHING to get everything set up, so I can’t do a cocktail hour there, but obviously not at the chapel either! It’s stumping me a little.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What is this “cocktail” hour ya’ll are talking about? We’re not serving drinks (my brother will have just hit the 3 year sobriety mark–yay!!)…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We did an hour before (with family) and an hour and a half after (wedding party and us).

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@jayelcee85:  We went to a wedding once where the technical cocktail hour was nonalcoholic punch and light appetizers.  Ours is just light appetizers mainly to fill some time for everyone and allow them to mingle while we finish pictures.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had 3 hours between our ceremony and reception (that’s very common here). Our ceremony was at 1:00 to 1:30. receiving line took until about 2:00. Then we took famly pictures outside the hotel in a courtyard area. Then we headed to a really nice park with just the wedding party and took pictures for about 2 hours.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our pictures after our ceremony took about an hour. We first did family portraits, then bridal party pictures then it was just my husband and I. All of that lasted an hour or a little bit more. We had also done just me and my girls and my husband and his guys before the ceremony so I think that helped!

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