November is here! Can you believe it? Another year has almost come and gone. For some brides, you are closing in on your fall and winter wedding dates, for others – you’re considering choosing one of these dates for your 2017 wedding. If a fall or winter wedding is on your mind, let us help you plan out the day with a few helpful tips.
1. Check the Sunset
We all know that the sun goes down early this time of year. Find out exactly what time by using a tool like the Sunrise/Sunset Calendar. It’s a great opportunity for a beautiful photoshoot, and you’ll also know when planning how much extra lighting you may need if you are having your ceremony or reception outdoors.
2. Time the Ceremony
How long will your ceremony last? This is an important question in conjunction with the timing of the sunset. You want to be sure that you don’t run out of light during the ceremony or afterwards when you are trying to get photos with your bridal party and family.
3. Set the Start Time
Once you know how long your ceremony lasts and what time the sunsets, now it is time to choose when your ceremony will start. From here, you can lay out the rest of the day.
4. Location, Location, Location
Where your ceremony and reception are located also plays a large factor in the lighting of your photos. Open fields will give you more light for longer than if you are in an urban setting. Here at Chukkar, you’ll be able to capture more light in the polo fields and pastures as the sun goes down.
5. Talk to your Photographer
Your photographer plays a larger role in the planning of your wedding than you might have originally thought. Of course, the day is to celebrate the joining of two lives and families, but if you want every aspect of the day captured on camera, and you have high expectations, be sure to collaborate with your photographer. If they are experienced, they will have plenty of suggestions on how to plan your wedding for optimal photo impact.