The Reception

By this stage in your day everyone gets to relax and enjoy what you have planned for them. There’s lots of catching up and laughter during this part of the day. Drinks are consumed and people are having fun. Everyone has a different idea on what they’d like for this part of the day and it’s all wonderful. We’ve seen magicians, caricaturists, face painters, entertainers, singers, garden games, bouncy castles, petting zoos and sack races! Everyone’s day is brilliant and unique to the couple. We could photograph at the same venue every week (which we don’t tend to do as we get requests for all over Suffolk, Norfolk and further afield) and despite the days on paper sounding similar the actual days will be very different.

During the reception time we’re often asked to take a few of the more traditional formal line ups which we’re happy to do. In general we would advise you keeping these to a maximum of 10-15 groups if you can which will take about 20-30 minutes (depending on the co-operation of the guests involved). We would encourage you to choose someone from each side of the family (or a bestman or bestfriend) to help gather people as it will mean you’ll get to enjoy more of your reception time as these will be done quicker. We are more than happy to discuss group shots with you and give you suggestions of what we see most often. If you really don’t want to have any formals taken then of course you don’t have to have them.

If you are planning on having a line-up greeting your guests either at the beginning on end of your reception time please bear in mind that these often take a lot longer than you’d think as everyone wants to stop and have a proper natter with you. If we know your number of guests we’re happy to give you a rough estimate on time to allow for these.

At the end of the reception time I would try to take the two of you away for a little wander on your own to do some couple photos.

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Suffolk Wedding Photographers & Suffolk Wedding Photography


Suffolk Portrait Photographers & Suffolk Portrait Photography


Tel: 01379 388436 Mobile: 07743 054515


We live in Stradbroke (near to Diss in Norfolk and Eye in Suffolk) on the Suffolk/Norfolk border and mainly photograph weddings in the Suffolk and Norfolk area.


Although we are primarily Suffolk Wedding photographers we do also travel all over the UK (and world) to photograph some amazing couples at their beautiful weddings!

It therefore goes without saying that even if you haven't chosen to have a Suffolk Wedding we are still happy to look at your day and see if we can capture it for you.


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