My FI and I plan on taking our bridal party and family photos right after the ceremony as the reception is starting. The ceremony and reception are at the same place, a church. We were thinking an hour (max) for photos before entering the ceremony. I am thinking we will have maybe fifty at the reception. The reception will be a simple cake and punch kind of thing. Finger foods and drinks will be available, and the cake will be cut upon our arrival.
Would an hour be too long for guests to walk across to the building and mingle before we arrive? We want to make sure to have plenty of time for photos (we will be doing a first look, so couple-only shots will not be needed at that time), but we don't want to leave the guests waiting too long. I understand that adults are very capable of entertaining themselves when food and drink is provided. But eventually people will begin to wonder how long until we make our entrance.