What time is your ceremony?

posted 2 weeks ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

honeybee2020 :  The photographer said most weddings she does the bride and groom just get a picnic basket to take with them

Instead of dinner? I have literally never heard that and don’t think it is true at all. 

If photos are only done at 6pm it seems a bit tight to have everyone called for dinner, eat drink and be merry but then be outside for 7.30 for a fake exit.  What time does your reception finish? 

Post # 3
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

Mine is at 5 pm. We have a four hour wedding package and I wanted some sunset photos so that seems like the perfect time. 

Post # 4
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

If the sun sets at 8:10 I would do the fake exit at like 8:30. That will be the dreamy dusky time. 7:30 will still look like daylight because it stays quite bright long after the sun goes down.

Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2020 - City, State

We’re getting married May 16th of next year. Our ceremony is at 6. 

We’re taking all pictures and doing a first look before and our ceremony will be 30 minutes max. After that we’ll quickly take family pictures then go enjoy cocktail hour with our guests. We have the venue until 1 am and we have the luxury of being the only wedding in the venue, so we aren’t really in a time crunch.

Post # 8
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’d highly discourage you from staging a fake leave. I’ve seen this done too many times and once the guests are out the door, many of them don’t come back. So, unless you want your wedding to be over at 7:30, or at least drastically reduced, I would re-think that. There is no need for the photographer to be there 3 1/2 hours before the wedding. It doesn’t take that long to make getting ready pictures.

Post # 9
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

You should check online to see what time the sun sets. The best time for photos is during golden hour, which is an hour before sunset. We’re basing our ceremony and reception around gold hour so we can get the best photos.

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