My question is two-fold about weddings, specifically the timeline for the photos and the length of the bridesmaids dresses.
I am planning my wedding for this upcoming November. I have the location, and the reception hall booked, but I am struggling with a time. It is right before Daylight Savings, so I want to time it to have daylight for photos after the ceremony, but I don’t want it so early that it becomes a totally informal affair. I was thinking maybe 4-4:30, in order to catch sufficient daylight, but at that point, what is the proper attire for my bridesmaids?
I originally wanted them in floor-length dresses, but I am afraid that may be inappropriate. I plan to have the men in tailored suits (the groom has decided that), so that doubles my fears that long dresses will be too much.
–A.B., North Carolina
- Because you want to catch optimal timing for natural daylight.
- Because the bridal party will be looking their best and easier to coral into one place for the photos; for instances if they are arriving from different directions.
- 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Formal outdoor photos
- 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Leave for the ceremony
- 4:30 p.m. Arrive at the ceremony
- 5:00 p.m. Ceremony begins
- 6:00 p.m. Reception begins