(Closed) Is 1.5 hours enough time for pictures (bride/groom/bridal party)?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is 1.5 hours enough time for pictures (bride/groom/bridal party)?
    Yes, plenty of time. : (37 votes)
    79 %
    No, you should revise your photo schedule. : (10 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It should be – we scheduled one hour and have a bridal part of 16 (not counting in laws)

    Post # 4
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re scheduled for just under 2 hours, including travel time around the downtown area and to the venue.  I would imagine that 1.5 hours is more than enough time if you’re staying in one place.

    Post # 5
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We had about the same time.  We were just a LITTLE rushed towards the end, but we also took some more in the middle of the reception (BP and extended family groups went out to the Grand Staircase of our hall).  The bridal party was 14, including us.

    You probably don’t want to make it any longer if only because people can get pretty tired.  Darling Husband was verging on cranky by time we were done and it really reflects in his expressions in the photos.  You can definitely tell his smile is half-hearted compared to the earlier ones.

    Post # 6
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think more time would be ideal, but you can make 1.5 hours work.

    Post # 9
    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted yes before fully reading your post. I think you’ll want to plan for 1.5 hours for just the photos, travel needs to be planned separately.

    Post # 10
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think you’ll be fine. We had 1 hour (of which we used 45 minutes or so) after the ceremony to take all family photos and wedding party photos. We got SO MANY photos. Before the ceremony, we have some shots of Darling Husband with his groomsmen getting ready (just a few, but all the ones we need) and then tons of photos of me and my girls starting at the salon, but we only needed about 30 minutes max for the photos of us getting dressed, taking some photos together, and then getting some photos with my mom and dad.

    Post # 11
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    my friend got married recently suggested at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  So that’s what we are planning to do.  With us taking portrait pictures in the beginning of the hour and have the bridal party arrive in the second hour. 

    I am all about having cushion time in case something runs late. 

    Post # 12
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We’re giving ourselves about 45 minutes. We’re not big on going to multiple locations to do pictures, so there is that. But I think 1.5 hour is plenty of time.

    Post # 13
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We have just over an hour for our photos to be done and the photog told us this should be ok but we’d have to keep up. We selected which photos we wanted done with the Bridal Party and are getting them done first. We’ve enlisted our usher to get people rounded up and ready to keep things moving. Then we have about 30-40 mins for ourselves. I think you should be fine.

    Post # 14
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I haven’t gotten married yet but from what everyone else is telling me 1.5 hours should be plenty of time!  That’s what I’m scheduling!

    Post # 15
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I plan to do most of the separate bridal part/family pictures first (before ceremony). I don’t want to do a first look. Then most of the 1.5 hours during our cocktail hour can be spent on the two of us and finishing a few group shots.

    Post # 16
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    That is a TON of time.  We had just over an hour and we got a lot of “extra” shots.

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