Post # 1
I went through my timeline with our photographer and it was not the easiest conversation. I’ve heard of wedding timelines being dictated by the photographer and things getting rushed because of the photographer and I really wanted to avoid that. The photographer has suggested the following timeline, which for certain parts seem a little unreasonable to me (but maybe this is just how long things take?)
12:30 – 1:00 arrive, get detail shots (ring, shoes, dress), candid shots getting ready
1:00 – 1:15 bride getting dressed
1:15 – 1:30 reveal (we’re seeing each other before the ceremony)
1:30 – 2:00 bridal party pictures
2:00 – 2:45 bride and groom pictures
2:45 – 3:00 decoration pictures
What do you guys think? Do we really need 45 minutes to do the bride and groom picture? And does it really take 30 minutes to do the bridal party pictures?
Post # 3
I haven’t finalized our schedule with the photographer yet, but that doesn’t seem like a long time for those things. remember, you have to factor in time for people fixing themselves, chatting here and there, people could run late…you wanna pad the schedule a little in case something unexpected happens…
Post # 4
Coming from a photographers perspective, this pretty close to what we have our clients do as well. You are smart to do the formal shots before the ceremony. It will make things go so much smoother and you will be able to enjoy your guests as well as getting the cocktail hour captured. The reason she spaces so much time is the fact that there is a lot that goes into creating dynamic portraits and group shots and things almost never run exactly to plan this will give you some buffer time as well. And if your photographer is bringing and special lighting equipment (we always do) this stuff takes a couple of minuets to set up and brake down.
Hope this helps and good luck!!
Ashley (almost PizzutiPizzuti)
Post # 5
Our photographer will be with me for a long time, while I’m getting ready. Than he is with us for 2 hours before the ceremony, which is when I want to do the formal shots – not after, and I have some time before the ceremony alone just so I can relax.