Hey! We did the dances and speeches within the first 30 min of starting the reception, than we ate dinner...I didnt do the bouquet toss...an important question is, who is your photographer? b/c if they're professional they'll make sure that they get the important pictures...at one point my photographer asked me if I was ready to cut the cake and i said no b/c we were all dancing so he asked if me and hubby could pose and act like we were which we did so that he could get the shot and leave...well he wound up staying another hour until we really cut the cake and then he got those photos as well..my photographer, Juan Navarro, was hired for a 3 hr wedding photo shoot, then I added on another 3 additional hours...but in reality, he was there at 1pm and stayed till about 9 or 10 b/c it was important to him to catch everything...If I could give only 1 piece of advice to future brides...its dont skimp on your photographer...after that day is done your pictures are the ONLY thing you have...to me, thats priceless...out of all the money we spent on little things and big things, our photographer was the best spent money....just my opinion
Originally Posted by sxcT
Question for you previous brides...
How long did it take to do the dances, speeches, garter, bouquet toss, cake cutting and all the other things that need to get done and photographed? Reason I ask is because I am on a tight budget and I need to figure out how many hours to book the photographer. I can really only afford 4 hours but with 1 hour of pre-wedding I am not sure everything will get covered.
Ceremony - 4pm
Reception - 6pm