Originally Posted by chong
Ladies, I have more questions...
1) Did you pay to feed your photographer(s)? How does that work? Since I am using a Mexico based photographer for 5 hrs... I am not sure what to do. I am planning to ask him but wanted to see others did first. Any suggestions?
2) How long did you guys take pictures between the ceremony and reception? An hour? two hours? How long is enough to take all the pictures you need?
3) How early should you get your hair & makeup done? My ceremony starts at 530pm... I hear it takes about an hour to do the hair. An hour before the ceremony? What's a good time?
1) Since we brought our photographers with us, we did pay for their meals. I'm not sure what I would've done if we used a Mexican photographer but I think it is customary to provide a meal for the photographer.
2) Our wedding was scheduled to start at 3 but started around 3:30 and was over around 3:50. The reception was scheduled for 4:30 but we didn't get it started until around 5 because we were still taking pictures. We took pictures for about an hour but that felt rushed so I'd say anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours is enough time.
3) I would say start everything as early as possible. My ceremony was scheduled for 3pm and I started getting ready at 9am and was still late! My MOH started my hair at 10 (I had a weave done). She finished that around 12. Then I got my eyelashes done which took about 45 minutes to an hour. I then left the room and went to the spa to get a polish change. That took an hour and 15 minutes. I got back to the room at 2:15 and still had to get my hair styled, make-up done and get dressed. We finally walked out the room at 3:20. So all that to say while it seems like nothing should really take a long time, everything takes longer than it normally does on your wedding day. So for a 5:30 ceremony I'd say you should get started no later than noon.
Us women have it so bad. The day before our wedding there was another wedding at 4pm. The groom and groomsmen from that wedding were in the pool taking shots with us until 3:15. There's absolutely no way we could get ready for a wedding in 45 minutes!!!!