Post # 1
For those with an afternoon outdoor ceremony, assuming everyone else is ahead of me and already picked their times, what does your timeline look like?
We’re concerned with daylight and pictures, mostly. We picked October before we picked the year or the date, mainly because of the lighting and change of colors.
* October 13, 2013
* Sunset is at 6:30pm
* “Golden Hour” (when light is so pretty) would be 5:30pm-6:30pm
* We don’t want squinting during the ceremony! But from what I’m reading, that would be the same time as Golden Hour.
* We’re taking photos in a wooded area immediately following the ceremony.
* The reception is on the same property, in a renovated barn
We’re thinking of starting somewhere between 2pm and 3pm. It’s a Sunday, so we don’t want it to be too late. We don’t want to be busy doing something else inside and miss the light. Maybe we could just go outside for a few more pictures during that golden hour?
Post # 3
@Theatrechica: I think 2-3 p.m. would be good for the ceremony. It would give you a little flexibility, so if things run a little behind, you’ll still have time to get some good pictures. I think I would ask your photographer to get a few photos of you and your FH outdoors during the golden hour. It sounds like it will work out nicely.
I’m having my ceremony at 12:30 in the afternoon, but I’m sad because we won’t get any sunset pictures 🙁
Post # 4
How long is your whole shebang? i.e. will at least your bridal party still be around at that time? (I tried to look up sunset time for 10/5, but apparently it also greatly depends on geographic location too!) Maybe your photographer can do some portraits and/or candids just with the bridal party even if everyone else has left. OR, I’ve seen a lot of great engagement photos done in golden hour / sunet.
Post # 5
@Theatrechica: I was thinking of not having the bridal party in the sunset pictures, and just having them of my FH and I. Not that I don’t love my bridal party, but I think my FH and I will be more comfortable shooting a few pictures without any onlookers 🙂
Post # 6
I’m getting married 10/4. Ceremony begins at 600.
Post # 7
We’re doing a first look so won’t be much help to you. We are going to start our first look at 2:30, bridal party will join us at 3:30, ceremony starts at 4:30. Ceremony goes for 20 mins, and we still have time to do family photos after the ceremony, this will be the best light too.
Post # 8
Our ceremony is starting at 3pm. With dinner starting at 5pm.
Post # 9
Our ceremony is at 4:00 with dinner probably at 6:00.
Post # 10
Our ceremony will begin at 5pm.