We only have our photographer for 7 hours, so I'm trying to come up with an itinerary that allows for plenty of time for pictures beforehand, yet enough time to capture the special moments at the reception (cake cutting, first dance, speeches, etc.) Currently, I'm planning for the photographer to be present from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Our ceremony is at 5:30, with reception beginning around 6 (same location, 3 floors apart). I think the wedding party will be introduced around 6:15...not sure where to go from there. Cake cutting, buffet, dances?? We will have about 250 guests. Any idea how long it takes for 250 guests to go through the buffet line? We also need to save a little time for bride/groom to go to rooftop for pictures sometime during the evening. Any advice would be great!!!