Ceremony Start Time For A Spring Wedding In California

Ceremony Start Time For A Spring Wedding In California

If you are planning a spring wedding, today’s blog post is for you! For some reason, I’ve noticed that ceremony times can be overlooked or not a priority. Not having the correct start time for your ceremony can cause planning issues down the road. If you want natural light photographs, it is important to discuss the ceremony start time with your photographer and coordinator BEFORE you send out the official invitation.  Since each wedding is unique, they can help you pick a ceremony start time that will be the best fit for the day.

So what time should your ceremony be if you want to take all your formal portraits ( family, wedding party, bride and groom ) AFTER the ceremony? Plan to set your ceremony time two and half hours before sunset if your reception is inside. If your reception is outside set it 3 hours before sunset. If sunset is at 7pm, your half-hour ceremony should start at 4pm. You will get all those pretty natural light wedding photos before the light runs out.

All of these details will vary for each wedding ( and the location you choose ) but this will be your starting point for an enjoyable wedding.