Post # 1
Looks like my postponed wedding will finally be going ahead this Decemeber, but I need a hand with logistics/timing.
The only definit timing right now is the reception begins at 5pm and goes till 10.
So my questions are how much time you allocated/used for:
– Family/group photos
– Bridal Party
– Couple Photos
– anything I’ve missed.
We only have 50 guests so that will probably shorten timings?
Also what was the general scheduling for speeches and events at your wedding?
Thank you in advance Bees!
Post # 2
The ceremony will all depend on whether or not it’s a religious ceremony or what kinds of readings (if any) you’ll have. I’ve seen ceremonies last anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour (full Catholic wedding). I opted to do most of the wedding party pics prior to the ceremony. My husband, his groomsman, and his family took pica before and then I did the same with my bridesmaid and my family. That helped shave a lot of time off for bridal party pics. The only ones we had left to do were a few full group and full family posed shots and then bride and groom pics. It only took us about 45 minutes after the ceremony to get the remaining pics done. I had a few specific posed pictures I wanted and I asked that the majority be candid during the ceremony and reception. We didn’t do speeches so I can’t comment on that.
Post # 3
Not married myself but I’ve been a bridesmaid a whole bunch of times and a guest almost as many 😂 my preferred/most common I’ve seen is
-bridal party and bride get pics while getting ready And then once dressed get formal pictures taken together (groom and party are usually getting pics taken by a second photographer at this time)
– ceremony (can be as long or short as you need it depending on type/religion/etc)
– cocktail hour for guests and full bridal party and families di firmsl pictures for first 30 min or so the bride and groom get there pics done for remaining 30 min ***unless you do a first look you can do couple pictures before the ceremony and then you get to enjoy the cocktail hour
– all speeches I’ve heard have been under 5 minutes each too long people lose interest
Post # 4
we started our photos at 4, we did a first look and had some time to ourselves for photos.
everyone was at the hotel/venue so we just called them out when we were ready.
family came next, then wedding party.
we did have some down time to hang before the ceremony. our ceremony started promptly at 630, it was a jewish ceremony and lasted 30 minutes, which is generally how long they are.
then cocktail hour from 7-8 and reception from 8-12.