- 3 years ago
Venues have been secured, so it’s time to move on to the photographer!
I am beginning to research photographers, and I’m wondering how many hours are ideal for coverage and would appreciate some advice! Budget isn’t a concern, but if I don’t need all day coverage, I would gladly put that money towards something else.
We haven’t made our timeline yet, but I imagine it will be something along these lines. Ceremony and reception start times are definite.
– We are doing a full day of hair and makeup, ending around 3:00pm for last bridesmaid.
– My fiance and I will probably start our first look around 2:45, bridal party will join us around 3:30
– Wedding ceremony will start at 4:15, end around 5:15
– Cocktail hour will start at 5:30
– Dinner service will begain at 6:30
– All big events such as first dances, cake cutting, etc. should be completed by 8pm. Definitely want some party pics, but don’t know if I need hours and hours of them.
The idea of all day coverage sounds great, but I don’t know if I want the photographer in the room with us for hours and hours (want some time to relax with my ladies and not having to feel “on” all day and night), and no one likes having photos taken of them as the reception is rounding hour 5 and they’re on drink 10.
Would love to hear what others have done for their length of photography services, and also advice based on my specifics, if possible.