Post # 1
I need a little help on wedding logistics.
Every wedding I’d ever been to growing up was a Catholic wedding so they got married in the afternoon and then broke for several hours with a reception later that night at a hotel. This makes sense for the bridal party because it allows for photos but I don’t want to havea big lap lapse in my wedding.
For my wedding, I want to schedule the ceremony as close to the reception as possible so the people who are travelling don’t need to find a place to go in between. The ceremony is at my family’s church with the reception in the church hall, so I don’t want people to have to leave for a few hours only to come back to the same place later that night!
The only issue is scheduling photos in between. Ideally I’d like the ceremony to be around 4:00 pm – but the photographer said we normally need around 2 hours for photos.
Anyone have any experience with this? What types of time gaps, if any, did you have between the ceremony and the reception, and how did that work for photos? Did you have any photos done before the ceremony?
Thanks so much!
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview
Have you considered doing your photos ahead of time?
Darling Husband and I did this and guests really appreciated that there was no “wait time” (except for 1 hour) between the ceremony and reception. We did all of our photos from 12-2ish (which was enough time, although we did rush with some because it was so hot out!) with the ceremony starting at 3 and then just did a few photos during the hour time with our grandparents, etc. so they didn’t have to travel to the area for pictures as well.
If you didn’t want to do a first look/see your fiance until walking down the aisle, you could do it in groups (boys go first, then leave and then the girls go) so that between ceremony and reception you’d only need to get you and your husband, a few wedding party shots, and maybe a few family shots. Just a thought??
Post # 3
allyson.m88: Thank you – I’ve gone back and forth between seeing each other before the ceremony. He doesn’t want to at all, so I think I’d prefer to wait until I walk down the aisle.
But I do think that just groups would be a great way to get at least some of the pictures out of the way, especially if we choose to do photos at a nearby area. I want to have the ceremony later in the day so I think there would probably be more than enough time to do at least some photos before.