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All Day Coverage – Do You Need it for Your Wedding

All day coverage, does a Bride REALLY need the photographer and videographer following her every move for the entire day?  Short answer, no.

Let me explain why all day coverage is overkill for a Bride and bridal party.

A wedding day is already crazy busy.  As a Bride, you will feel like you have to make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be. When you add in two more people, potentially a photographer and videographer, you’re going to feel like you need to know where they’re at, or doing, at any given point.  When in all reality, you don’t need to.  Plus, you’re going to want a few hours to yourself without a camera following you around. The less you feel like you have to “perform” for the camera, the better.  Enjoy those couple calm hours.  You’re going to need them.

A Typical Wedding Day

A typical wedding day for photos starts about 3 hours before the Ceremony starts.  This time allows the photographer to photograph any last minute makeup or hair changes, the details.  The day will quickly transition into the first look.  While you’re having hair and makeup done, there’s only so much the photographer and videographer can capture that is flattering.  And ladies, let’s face it, what are you going to do with those photos when it’s all said and done?  Are you going put a picture in your heirloom album of your hair half down with clips all over the place?  Chances are, that’s a no.

What about the Reception?

Many Brides ask about all day coverage because of the reception.  Making sure that moments aren’t missed are important to the Bride and Grooms.  Many guests will head home after the cake cutting and the parent dances.  The guests that do stay, sure they’ll stay and dance.   Chances are, though, they’ve had a few too many adult beverages.  Two hours into the reception, they’re not going to want photos taken.  Three hours in, it’s the same people dancing.  You’ll start to wonder if your photographer overloaded you with the same photos.

Just like at the beginning of the day, toward the end of the reception, your photographer and videographer are going to be doing more standing around than actual work.  Why pay someone to hold up a wall?  Your could invest your money in something more useful for the wedding.

All day coverage at your wedding may seem necessary, at first.  When it comes down to it, it’s simply overkill.

The Perfect Amount of Wedding Coverage

So what is the ideal amount of time then since all day coverage is overkill, you ask?  Well, I’m glad you asked that!

As I stated above, typically the photographer and videographer will start off about three hours before the Ceremony starts.   The morning kicks off with last minute touches to hair and makeup.  Detail photos will follow quickly after.  This time photographing details a warm up period for your photographer, and they’ll appreciate this time.  After details, it’s the first look, bridal portraits, bridal party, and if time allows, family formals.  These photos can be accomplished before the Ceremony.  Typically, the photographer and videographer will be at the reception for an hour and a half.  This time allows for ample photos of your guests cutting up the dance floor.

If you have any questions about all day coverage and still think that it would work for your wedding day, be sure to talk with your wedding vendors.  Every situation is unique and maybe all day coverage is exactly what you need.

 

If you found this post on all day wedding coverage helpful, be sure to check out my other blogging for brides posts!

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All Day Coverage – Do You Need it for Your Wedding

All day coverage, does a Bride REALLY need the photographer and videographer following her every move for the entire day?  Short answer, no.

Let me explain why all day coverage is overkill for a Bride and bridal party.

A wedding day is already crazy busy.  As a Bride, you will feel like you have to make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be. When you add in two more people, potentially a photographer and videographer, you’re going to feel like you need to know where they’re at, or doing, at any given point.  When in all reality, you don’t need to.  Plus, you’re going to want a few hours to yourself without a camera following you around. The less you feel like you have to “perform” for the camera, the better.  Enjoy those couple calm hours.  You’re going to need them.

A Typical Wedding Day

A typical wedding day for photos starts about 3 hours before the Ceremony starts.  This time allows the photographer to photograph any last minute makeup or hair changes, the details.  The day will quickly transition into the first look.  While you’re having hair and makeup done, there’s only so much the photographer and videographer can capture that is flattering.  And ladies, let’s face it, what are you going to do with those photos when it’s all said and done?  Are you going put a picture in your heirloom album of your hair half down with clips all over the place?  Chances are, that’s a no.

What about the Reception?

Many Brides ask about all day coverage because of the reception.  Making sure that moments aren’t missed are important to the Bride and Grooms.  Many guests will head home after the cake cutting and the parent dances.  The guests that do stay, sure they’ll stay and dance.   Chances are, though, they’ve had a few too many adult beverages.  Two hours into the reception, they’re not going to want photos taken.  Three hours in, it’s the same people dancing.  You’ll start to wonder if your photographer overloaded you with the same photos.

Just like at the beginning of the day, toward the end of the reception, your photographer and videographer are going to be doing more standing around than actual work.  Why pay someone to hold up a wall?  Your could invest your money in something more useful for the wedding.

All day coverage at your wedding may seem necessary, at first.  When it comes down to it, it’s simply overkill.

The Perfect Amount of Wedding Coverage

So what is the ideal amount of time then since all day coverage is overkill, you ask?  Well, I’m glad you asked that!

As I stated above, typically the photographer and videographer will start off about three hours before the Ceremony starts.   The morning kicks off with last minute touches to hair and makeup.  Detail photos will follow quickly after.  This time photographing details a warm up period for your photographer, and they’ll appreciate this time.  After details, it’s the first look, bridal portraits, bridal party, and if time allows, family formals.  These photos can be accomplished before the Ceremony.  Typically, the photographer and videographer will be at the reception for an hour and a half.  This time allows for ample photos of your guests cutting up the dance floor.

If you have any questions about all day coverage and still think that it would work for your wedding day, be sure to talk with your wedding vendors.  Every situation is unique and maybe all day coverage is exactly what you need.

 

If you found this post on all day wedding coverage helpful, be sure to check out my other blogging for brides posts!

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