(Closed) Photos Before Ceremony Timeline

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are doing pictures before the ceremony as well.  We also have a 6pm ceremony time.  Our wedding planner has us beginning pictures by 3;30pm so that we have enough time to get them in and also have a first look.  We have the hair and makeup artist coming around 1 or so.  I hope this helps.

Post # 4
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My photographer suggested an hour and a half for portraits if that helps.

But I would definitely talk to your photog and ask them how much time they recommend.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it depends on how many pictures you plan on taking before the ceremony and if you will be getting pics done at several locations.

I have a similar situation as you.  Our ceremony starts at 6:30 with the cocktail hour immediately following so I want most of the pics taken beforehand.  I plan on starting pictures at about 3pm to allow for some getting ready pics and we will also be going to several locations in the city to get pictures taken.  I don’t want to feel rushed so it is important to me to start early.  I also think you might want to factor in a bit of time after the pictures are taken to freshen up before the ceremony starts. 

I think it’s also a good idea to talk this over with your photographer to see what they recommend.  I’m considering actually maybe starting a little bit earlier, maybe closer to 2:30 or 2.

Post # 6
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We took our pictures before the ceremony as well except for family portraits.  We started pictures at 4 because we didn’t have any getting ready shots and went straight to the first look.

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