20 – 75 minutes
This is it guys! The part where shit gets real! Where you feel all the feelings! I’ll document your ceremony as I see it unfold, while being unobtrusive and utmost respectful. This is the part of your day that is most sacred. Your family and friends will be there to witness a beautiful moment as the two of you profess your love to one another.
- With technology now in the hands of absolutely every single person out there (even great-grandma), a popular wedding trend is to request an “unplugged” ceremony, asking family and friends to put away electronic devices for a brief time so they can be fully present in this moment you have so kindly invited them into. If this is something of interest to you, feel free to include this request in invites, or have your officiant make an announcement before the ceremony begins. Pinterest has an abundant amount of ideas on how to word this in a manner that is both constructive and polite.
- An outdoor ceremony can be absolutely gorgeous, especially if you time it right. The later it is in the afternoon, the more likely you are to get that beautiful golden glow of light. Like stated above, afternoons provide the most flattering light; soft, warm and romantic. While early afternoons can cause just the opposite, and lots of squinting… You want to be able to see each other! Again, if you can, try to avoid planning anything in direct sun between 10am and 3pm.
- Receiving lines. While thanking your guests is a necessary gesture, receiving lines can often suck the life out of your wedding day. It’s easy to get tied up in conversation. And then BOOM, there goes an hour of your wedding day. This is me crying, guys. For real. Thankfully, it is becoming increasingly popular to thank your guests during the dinner hour. Chances are that you and your significant other will finish eating before the majority of your guests are even served. Maximize this time by making table rounds, thanking your people for their love and support.