(Closed) Is 2 hours enough?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

I would make a timeline and stick to it. Make it work.

Post # 4
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Could you get ready somewhere else? I only have two hours TOTAL at our ceremony site so we’re getting ready other places and traveling there. I think its doable as long as everything is super organized.

Post # 6
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Depending on how many individual shots you want, you could make it work. Timeline for sure!!

Post # 7
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Mrs Hedgehog:  do your hair and makeup a head of time.  Wear something easy to slip out of and put the dress on at the venue.   It’s always best to get as much out of the way as possible.


It is stressful to stick to a deadline and it will stress you out on your special day.  Plan ahead as much as you can so it can be relaxing.  


Post # 8
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If you give your photog a list of all the detail shots you want, his wife can take pics of those while he gets the pictures of you getting into your dress.  Then, his wife can take pictures of the groomsmen while he takes pictures of you and your girls.  That way, multiple things can be happening at once, leaving you more time to get pictures of the two of you and your whole bridal party.  I think it’ll work out fine.

Post # 9
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have 1.5 hours at my venue for ceremony and pictures, so I know what you mean.  I’m sure you can make it work!

I’m having to get ready somewhere else, and we’ll take pictures at the church, but will also take pictures outside our reception venue…so we’re making it work too!

Hope it all works out for you!  🙂


Post # 11
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m nervous about stuff like this as well, and to be honest, it feels a little tight to me.

Your photographer has a lot more experience with this than you do. I’d ask him how long he thinks is necessary.

Post # 12
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hey, I only get an hour… Yea try that one lol, but I am actually going to pictures after the wedding, and I’m not doing that many shots, I will be getting ready somewhere else, and so will the groom. The annoying part is going to be the hour drive from my moms to my venue lol. All I have to do at the venue is get dressed, do a few pics, and then set up my venue and double check everyone elses work

Post # 13
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Have you considered a day-of coordinator? If you’re concerned about all those last-minute details, it might be worth the cost to have peace of mind.

Post # 14
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would put together as much of the decortation before hand and have a plan for where it will go. So then in the two hours you will only have to set up.I would do you hair and make up before hand and then get dressed there.

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