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#1051 ErikalL

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 02:51 AM

Hi Brides!! I was just wondering, how long do you need for the photography session? I think we're just going to go with the resort one but they are pretty pricey! Anyone Getting married between the 19th to the 26th of December and want to share a photographer?

Thanks :)

#1052 TATrisha

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:28 AM

Everyone is different based off of number of guests and number of photos desired, but assuming you don't want to pay for the cost of the photographer before the wedding, this is the timeline I usually follow.

 

3pm Wedding

3:30 Champagne toast & large group picture

3:45 Family formal photos

4:15 Bridal Party Photos

5:15 Bride & Groom Photos

6 Dinner

 

When I am there to photograph the wedding we add in these hours

10am Hair Salon & Makeup

12pm Girls Lunch

1 pm Bridal Party getting ready

2 pm Groomsmen getting ready

2:30 pm Bridal portraits before heading the ceremony.

 

Insert ceremony timeline here.

 

7:30 pm Cake cutting & speeches

8pm First Dance

Rest of the night, party pictures!


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#1053 Amikins

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:40 PM

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Hello Catrina,
See my post #1060

#1054 nicolesal

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:50 AM

@Tlseege

Can you please help me with my timeline? I am ok for the ceremony onwards but I'm not sure about before the ceremony. My ceremony is at 2pm. I've requested hair 9am so hoping to have all my girls done by 11am.

#1055 CatrinaMcG

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:11 PM

We'll I'm happy to report I finally got a response from Jazmin! It has taken 5 weeks but to be fair, she has answered all of my questions in great detail. This has settled me & now I can relax & look forward to our wedding which is 7 wks today!

I got the marriage application which clears up the questions about which documents are needed, @Amikins is spot on with her advice.

#1056 TATrisha

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:51 AM

@Tlseege

Can you please help me with my timeline? I am ok for the ceremony onwards but I'm not sure about before the ceremony. My ceremony is at 2pm. I've requested hair 9am so hoping to have all my girls done by 11am.

 

Absolutely!  How many bridesmaids do you have?  Are you doing hair and makeup at the salon?  Are you having the onsite photographer or a photographer there to take pictures before the ceremony?  That'll change what time you need to get ready.


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#1057 Amikins

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:10 AM

We'll I'm happy to report I finally got a response from Jazmin! It has taken 5 weeks but to be fair, she has answered all of my questions in great detail. This has settled me & now I can relax & look forward to our wedding which is 7 wks today!
I got the marriage application which clears up the questions about which documents are needed, @Amikins is spot on with her advice.


I am so happy you have all your answers CatrinaMcG and congratulations!

#1058 nicolesal

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:58 AM

@Tlseege

 

Thank you so much!!

 

I have 5 bridesmaids and we all need to get our hair done. I know they only have 3 chairs so I asked for 3 of us to go at 9 and the other 3 at 10am. I am going to ask all the girls to have their dresses in my room and makeup done by the time they get to the salon and my MOH is going to do mine after back in my room.

 

I am bringing my own photographer but I am still thinking about possibly getting the resort for videography. Just worried there wont be enough time and my photographer will have a hard time getting the shots she needs and coordinating with the resort videographer.


Edited by nicolesal, 15 May 2015 - 09:00 AM.


#1059 TATrisha

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:40 PM

@Tlseege

 

Thank you so much!!

 

I have 5 bridesmaids and we all need to get our hair done. I know they only have 3 chairs so I asked for 3 of us to go at 9 and the other 3 at 10am. I am going to ask all the girls to have their dresses in my room and makeup done by the time they get to the salon and my MOH is going to do mine after back in my room.

 

I am bringing my own photographer but I am still thinking about possibly getting the resort for videography. Just worried there wont be enough time and my photographer will have a hard time getting the shots she needs and coordinating with the resort videographer.

 

Make sure YOU go at 9am.  You don't want to feel rushed or worried, so getting your hair done first is a good idea.  Then you can get your makeup done while the other three are getting their hair done.  The lighting in the hair salon is really great so it's a lovely place to do makeup.  

 

You should all finish around 11 or 11:30.  Then get lunch

12:30 have your girls get ready.  

1pm you get ready.  You'll most likely be surprised that this takes about 3 minutes. :) Unless you have a corset back, then it's about 15. 

I typically will do some bridal portraits then until 1:30.  At 1:30 I would leave you and see you at the ceremony site.  I'd catch up with the guys and quickly take some of them and then head to the ceremony site with everyone.

And the rest is easy :)

 

Just make sure your photographer is prepared to walk A LOT and has someone helping her/him carry stuff.  Sprinting across the resort to make the timeline work is not for the faint at heart, but it's all in a days work :)


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#1060 CatrinaMcG

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 01:19 AM

Just a little FYI for any of you brides planning an outside dinner. I have a party of 66 including 20 children ranging in age from 8 months - 15 years old. I'm having the gala dinner at $79pp & I enquirer about a reduction for the kids. Delighted to say they are giving me kids 0-7 FREE, 8-12 50% reduction & 13 upwards are full price. So, if you don't ask you don't get ;-)




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