(Closed) Photographer Timeline

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Not sure how things are set up, but can you switch the order of the pictures so the boys go first?  If not, although 90 minutes seems like a lot of time, I’m sure something will happen to fill it. 

Post # 4
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

My ceremony wasn’t until 5:30 pm. My hair & makeup was done by 2pm, then we headed over to our ceremony site. The girl’s pics were suppose to be taken between 3:30 – 4:30pm and then the guys from 4:30pm – 5pm. Well we ran late on both and I ended waiting in my dress for over an hour because our guests didn’t start filtering in until around 5:45pm.  The 90 minutes you have will fly by, you won’t even notice.

Post # 5
29 posts

I agree with missm – your photographer should do the boys first.  You can finish getting ready while he’s shooting the boys, so to me it makes more sense to do it that way.  Talk to your photographer and tell him that works better for your schedule, and I’m sure he’d switch.

Post # 6
378 posts
Helper bee

I’m actually doing the girl photos at the church first. I think. We have a 5:30 pm ceremony and we’re planning on getting to the church around 1pm to do my makeup, put on my dress and have the girls do makeup and get dressed also. I have girl photos scheduled for 330pm, right after the guys arrive, and then the guys will get theirs taken. That way I can have some time to calm down and just relax before the ceremony starts because I know I’m going to be a bundle of nerves. I’ve heard the time goes really fast and with my girls with me, I’m not worried. I would much rather have too much time then be rushed.

Post # 7
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was just in a wedding where the girls got ready first and had our pictures taken, and then the photographer went and shot the guys. We of course got started late and ran over, so that 90 minutes will automatically get cut down. Then it turned out we were starving, so we had the coordinator run and get us McDonald’s. We all just hung out and chatted and had some last bits of girl time while the photographer was shooting the guys. No big deal!

The bride and Maid/Matron of Honor snacking before the ceremony 🙂

Post # 9
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Brides are notoriously late on their wedding day. I would keep the timeline as it is because chances are, you’ll need that 90 minute buffer. Besides its always nice to have a moment to breathe and relax without rushing around every minute, especially on your wedding day!. Most photographers cover the cost of a 2nd shooter in their packages. Did yours not offer a seperate photog to cover the guys getting readY?

Post # 10
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I recommend a light snack, in case you do have the full 90 minutes.  We brought sandwhich stuff to the chapel for my sister’s wedding.  Many couples have a hard time eating at the reception, and you don’t want to get too tired to dance or enjoy the honeymoon. 😉

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