Are you trying to decide on your ceremony time?
Or you might have picked a ceremony time, but now your second-guessing?
Or maybe it is on your to-do list yet?
Either way, before you waste another second (or order the invitations) planning, you need to know this.
Because it’s highly likely that your ceremony time is set too early or too late for your wedding needs.
And without setting the right time… well let’s just say you are basically setting fire to 💰 (and no one wants that!!)
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Carissa Kruse here. I am excited today. We’re going to talk about the ceremony times. So I get the question a lot of what time should I start my ceremony? So really your ceremony time is going to depend on a couple of things. So first off is if you are planning to have a first look. So if you’re planning to have a first look, you probably want to push your ceremony time out a little bit later afternoon. So I would say anytime at three o’clock on if you are planning a first look. Because a lot of times those first looks we’ll do about two and a half hours before your ceremony. And that way we have a couple of hours for pictures and then a half-hour before the ceremony, you’ll be able to just chill and hang out. So anytime like three o’clock after for the first look, and then if you are not planning to do a first look, I would then plan on having your ceremony a little bit earlier in the day. So you can plan and make sure you have enough time for pictures afterward.
So sometimes it also depends on if you’re having your ceremony and your reception at the same location, or if there’s travel in between as well. But if you are not having a first look, then what I would do is [inaudible] having your ceremony time anywhere from that two o’clock to maybe three, 3:30 timeframe, somewhere in there, 3:30 might be pushing it a little bit too, just depending on what you’re planning. But as far as first look or no first look, that’s really what’s going to determine your ceremony time.
I also can ask how much time should I plan for bride, groom, wedding party, family photos. So I usually plan a good hour for bride groom wedding party photos. And then we usually do about a half hour to 45 minutes for family photos, just depends on how big the families are that you have. And so that’ll give you more of an idea, but you’ll get less photos if you don’t do a first look before the ceremony, just know that because usually if you do a first look, you’ll also have more photography time after the ceremony to be able to do some additional photos before the reception starts and your grand entrance.
So that’s just one to share a little bit more about when to start ceremony times, and so hopefully that’s helpful. But if you have any questions on a specific ceremony time for yourself, feel free to send me an email or comment, and I will give you my feedback. Talk to you soon, bye.
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