I'm currently looking at an 8 hour photo/video contract with the studio we plan to use for our wedding. My ceremony and reception will be at the same place and will begin at 5 pm and run until 11 pm.
The venue said we can be on the premises and use the bridal suit at 2 pm. I can spend a little more money to be there at noon as well but so far, we haven't decided that we need to. As of right now, we plan to get ready at our hotel about 15 min away. I just need some advice as to the best way to utilize my 8 hours and how the timeline should look. How have all of you ladies done it?
My thoughts were that it might be good for them to get to the hotel at about 1 pm and stay until 9 pm, which would be 2 hours into the reception (1 hour ceremony, 1 hour cocktail, 4 hour reception). We are also planning a first look.
Not sure yet when hair and makeup will start but will be figuring that out soon as well. We will also have the option of adding hours to the package later on down the road (and we still have plenty of time) however, we are already slightly outside our budget with this package because we really loved the photographer and his cinematography team.