There are so many options available to brides today when it comes to wedding planning. Where will you get married, who is invited, what will your dress look like, dessert table or cake? The list goes on! Don’t let wedding decision making become overwhelming.
Start with the basics, like: What is the best time of year to get married?
My absolute favorites are spring and fall, about an hour and 45 minutes before sunset. Here’s why… If you are planning a typical 30-minute ceremony, that will give you a full hour for photos during the gorgeous golden hour with a 15-minute window to enter your reception with some light before it’s too dark.
This is not only ideal for me (your most favorite wedding photographer) to capture all of those beautiful photos you’ve dreamed of your entire life, but it also sets up a natural progression of events as the sun will set just as you’re gearing up to dance the night away.
With that in mind, there are a few other factors that should also be taken into consideration. For example, is your venue in or surrounded by mountains or hills? If so, you should move your start time up by about an hour to accommodate for the sun setting early behind the mountains. On the other hand, if your wedding day will take place on the beach, go ahead and start a little later since nothing will impede the sun.
If you’re a bride-to-be and need a little help getting started with planning your wedding photos or if you just want to sort out what the best time of year to get married for your specific situation is, please email me at Hannah@HannahLanePhotography.com. I’d love to learn more about your wedding day and chat about my favorite tips for capturing amazing wedding photos that you’ll cherish forever.