(Closed) wedding day coverage

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Eight hours was more than enough for us.  We had our photographer meet us at 4 for the first look and couple pictures and then the ceremony was at 6:30.  We would have had him until 12pm but we didn’t stay awake that long.  We didn’t do any getting ready pictures though, so if you want those it might cut into some of your reception pictures.

Post # 4
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I think we had 10 but probably could’ve been less since only ONE of my bridesmaids and none of my family showed up to the salon to hang w/ me.  🙁  So, I don’t even really like those photos.

Post # 5
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had 6 hours which was “just enough time” but I probably would of went with 8 that way it would of been “a little more then just enough.”

Our wedding wasn’t that long though (5 hours total) so thats why 6 was “okay” for us.  

Post # 6
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our wedding started at 3 and ended around midnight, The photographer showed up to my parents house at 1 to take the “getting ready” shots, so she was there about 11 hours.

I don’t know yet if it was worth it b/c I haven’t seen the pics!

Post # 7
3332 posts
Sugar bee

We had 6 hours of photography coverage, but that did not include any “getting ready” photos.  We didn’t care as much about those, so it was really more about maximizing the time we had to do our posed photos before the wedding, the ceremony and then reception.  We also didn’t do a ton of photos at the reception, she left just after the First Dance.  I will say that we had enough time to get things done and the photos we really wanted, but if we had had more money, I might have expanded the coverage a little bit.  We weren’t rushed, but I do like seeing everyone else’s getting-ready pics. 

Also, our deal with the photographer did not include the rehearsal.  I don’t know if that would be something you’d have to add, or it might be included in your photographer’s package.  For us, we had some family members taking pics then, so it wasn’t a big deal.

Post # 8
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We had almost 10 hours, and anything less would not have been enough for us. We did off-site photos before the wedding, though, so we needed more time.

We did not have our photographer at our rehearsal, but we didn’t really miss having him there. We had some family taking pictures, and that worked out just fine.

Post # 9
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our photog includes cover of the rehersal not the rehershal dinner if she doesn’t have something else scheduled so it’s not guaranted unless you pay extra. We had eight hours and I ended up paying for an extra hour, since otherwise we would have had to rush some reception stuff inside of spacing it out.

Post # 10
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I booked all day coverage for one photog, and 8 hours for the second.  I had one from noon to midnight, the second from 1-9pm.  Honestly, it depends on when you start getting ready and how far into th reception you want them booked.  We went to the salon at 10, but I didnt feel the need to have that photographed.  A Bridesmaid or Best Man did my hair back at the house at noon, so she started then, we did the first look at 2, Bridal Party and family photos and me/DH until 4:45, ceremony at 5, reception 6pm-midnight.  I probably could have let her go around 9pm too, as many of the late pics arent THAT memorable, but it was good to see the party till the end. 

Post # 11
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We had 8 hours on the wedding day and 4 hours at the rehearsal dinner and I wish we would have had more!!  Her pictures were just so amazing and I want more!!  She got me and the girls getting ready, lots of details of our venue, the ceremony, the reception and all the good important stuff.  But there were definitely more things I wish we would have been able to have her cover: the guys/groom getting ready, the actual rehearsal before the dinner, the late night reception stuff like sliders and my husband getting up and singing with the band!  We got really great pictures, but (in my opinion) you can never have too many!  🙂

Post # 12
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re having 6 hours and as far as the timeline that our DOC has put out, it looks like it will be fine.

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