You’ve seen the epic love story sunset shots that newlyweds
LOVE to brag about. So here’s the secret sauce to getting those photos on your
own wedding day. The key is timing around your ceremony.
We recommend starting your ceremony 2 hours before sunset. An average wedding ceremony lasts 30 minutes (including 5 or 10 minutes for a late start) followed by: 15 minutes for license signing; 30 minutes for family group photos; 15 minutes for full bridal party shots; and 30 minutes for couple-only shots.
A great way to entertain your wedding guests during that hour-and-a-half photo session is with the classic Cocktail Hour after the ceremony. This is a good time for guests to mingle as they enjoy some unique appetizers and drinks while socializing before the grand entrance of the Bride and Groom!
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