(Closed) Photos, budget and the cocktail hour

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would say in your situation take them after the reception.   You can easily do some touch-ups on makeup after the reception.  Just be a little more careful during the brunch… but if it is not a long reception (6+ hour dinner and dancing), there is not a lot of time for your dress, or you to get messed up. And if there is a small stain somewhere just let your photographer know…   most stains are removable! Or better yet grab a stain pen just incase.  

Post # 4
2158 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cocktail hour is not a must. In fact, I haven’t been to a single wedding that has provided cocktail hour, and they have had anywhere from 2-5 hour breaks. 

Is your reception in a different location than the ceremony? Because then they could jsut delay their travel to the reception location. Or! As your wedding is in the summer, what about just borrowing some lawn games from people and setting up a bocce ball tournament (or whatever) outside to entertain guests?  There are lots of (cheaper) things to do to pass time besides eating/drinking.  Especially if its early morning

Post # 7
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Although I did a first look, I did the majority of pics before the ceremony. You just take all the pics with your bridesmaids and his with the groomsmen and vice versa without the BOTH of you seeing each other.

We had a cocktail hour too and we took more pics of just us and the formals during cocktail hour and was still able to attend 20 min of the cocktail hour.

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