(Closed) Winter brides: What is your timeline and when are you doing pictures?

posted 8 years ago in February 2011
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m getting married New Year’s Eve and we’re doing pictures in the afternoon before the ceremony which will be at 7pm.  We’re not too concerned about seeing each other before the ceremony.  Besides, we won’t be as rushed that way.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We have 2 photographers – so one will be with me and the girls and the other with the guys.  We are not doing first look either.  I’m planning to do all my getting ready pics and then all my pics with my immediate family (i only have sisters so makes it easier) and all the pics with me and my bridesmaids before the ceremony.  Depending on how cold it is will determine if the pics are more inside or outside.  The boys will also do all of their groomsmen photos before our 2:30 ceremony. 

Then between the ceremony and reception (ceremony starts at 2:30 and is a Catholic mass so will last an hour, reception starts at 6pm), we will do photos at the church and then we are taking a limo bus around the city to take pictures.  By that time it will be 4-5pm and pretty dark out.  Because we are in the city there are obviously lights around that we can still take some pictures outside (street lights, office buildings, signs, etc..) – but our photographer did stress that it would be impossible to capture enough light to take many pictures with our entire (large) bridal party.  So most of those pictures will be of just me and the fiance.  Then we will prob head to the reception hall by 530 so we can get in some entire bridal party pics before the reception officially starts at 6pm.  I’m hoping this works out!  Its going to be a busy day!

Is there anywhere that you can take pictures outside at all? I like pictures during dusk/in the evening if you can find sources of light.  I’ve seen some pretty ones near white christmas lights or under street lights, etc.  If you have a large bridal party though it seems like most of those will have to be indoors.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@CorgiTales:Yeah, the church ceremony in the afternoon gives us that nice picture break.  I would just try to get as many pictures as possible out of the way before your ceremony so that after you really can focus on pictures of you and your fiance or the entire wedding party all together.  Moving your ceremony up would certainly give you more options with taking pictures outside – but what do your guests do between 5 and 730 if its all in one venue?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@CorgiTales:Yeah, the church ceremony in the afternoon gives us that nice picture break.  I would just try to get as many pictures as possible out of the way before your ceremony so that after you really can focus on pictures of you and your fiance or the entire wedding party all together.  Moving your ceremony up would certainly give you more options with taking pictures outside – but what do your guests do between 5 and 730 if its all in one venue?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We decided that we needed to do a first look and do all our bridal party pictures before the ceremony. Our ceremony is late, 7PM, so there will be plenty of time earlier in the day. Our reception only goes until 12:30 so I don’t want to take time away from the party to be doing photos. We’re doing hair & makeup until 1:30, dressing after that, pictures probably from 2:30-4:30 and then we’ll have a bit of downtime before the ceremony. It gets dark here at 5. We’ll probably ask some family to arrive early and do family pictures at 6PM, but those will be inside at the venue which I’m okay with for the family pics.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are having our wedding at 1pm, with a cookie-and-hot chocolate reception following (and pretty much the whole church invited).  And then a later dinner reception at 6 at a different venue.  So plenty of time to take pictures.  I’m actually excited that the sun will be setting early because we’ll get the whole range of light conditions (and possibly a sunset?) for pictures.

 

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