(Closed) Wedding Photography Timeline

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
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  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    It rained in our wedding day and was overcast all day so no golden hour pictures for us. I still adore my pictures. And as far as I’m concerned you get 1 hour between the ceremony and reception for pictures and a cocktail hour should be hosted during that time. 

    Post # 3
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    Our ceremony and reception was on the same site too. We carved out an hour and a half between the ceremony and reception for photos, and the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour while we did our shoot. It was important to DH and I to not see eachother before the ceremony, so a shoot beforehand wouldn’t have worked for us. I will say though that we had a shot list and timeline planned out in advance to maximize that time…I think we only ran 10ish minuted behind. 

    Post # 4
    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    bsh8rc :  We will have a 2 hour gap between our ceremony and reception for photos, also all at the same venue (so a 2 hour cocktail hour). But our ceremony starts at 3:30 so our guests won’t be waiting for ages to have dinner. When is the ‘golden hour’ in October in Kansas? Can you move the ceremony earlier so that your guests don’t have to eat ridiculously late? If you provide appetizers and drinks and maybe some kind of entertainment during the cocktail hour, I don’t think 2 hours is too long!

    Post # 5
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    We did a golden hour session, but we had a morning wedding, so we just did that after it was already over. We had one hour between the ceremony and reception where we took photos with everyone else, and a few with each other. We had a coffee bar, with baristas, etc. instead of cocktails.



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