(Closed) What time are you starting your ceremony? (best light?)

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

4:30 is fine for lighting in October. My wedding is 10/17/10 & we’re starting the ceremony at 5:30. It’s an evening wedding & we wanted it to be around sunset time but there will be light at that time too. I think you’re fine with 4:30, do whatever you want!

Post # 4
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was going to start at 6, but my mother insisted on 6:30, when the clock is on the upswing.  Some kind of supperstition, but I want to do pics after the ceremony (perfect light for mid summer) and evening pics at the fountain outside (all lit up all summer).  I will all work out perfectly.

Post # 5
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My photographer told us that she actually thinks the best light is just before sunset – where the light isn’t to harsh, has a golden tone, and in our case, we are positioning ourself so that we are side-lit (as per her request – it also happens to work well for the balcony the wedding is on). Having overhead, super-bright sun will mean that your guests are stuck wearing sunglasses, you might be squinty, and it adds to shadows in photos.

Post # 6
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think your timeline looks good…I think 3 pm is a little too early…thats almost lunch instead of cocktail hour and dinner!

as far as your ammo…its YOUR wedding…you do what you want! 😉

Post # 7
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we are getting married in february..you know, when the sun sets way earlier? after discussing it with out photog and venue, we are starting at 4:30 and cocktail hour is starting at 5. that was when everyone recommended it start.

disclaimer: we live in central texas which is why we are trying to get married outside, in the middle of “winter”.

Post # 8
1104 posts
Bumble bee

Ours was at 4pm in early summer and it was fine. Our photographer agreed with our decision, saying that’s when she’d gotten married too. Tell your mother that since you are not a nana, you don’t want to eat dinner in broad daylight 🙂

Post # 10
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wedding at 4 photos at 5:30 ish!!!

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