To make better use of your time, allocate a space before the ceremony to take some shots of the parents, groom and the groomsmen outside of the venue. Not only will this be a welcome distraction for the nerve-ridden groom, but it’ll also buy you some time later on.
Before the wedding, pre-arrange with the bride and groom a list of group shots they want to capture and bring the list with you on the day – that way you can simply work through the list and avoid wasting time. A more candid, unposed approach to photographing the groom and the groomsmen can work wonders Bride and bridesmaids Placing the bride in the centre of the shot with her bridesmaids either side is a nice way to add symmetry.
Try and find a high vantage point and shoot down on to the wedding party so you can easily fit everyone in of the ceremony, it’s always good practise to ask them if they have any house rules as to where is off-limits during the ceremony, so you may find yourself having to using a higher ISO sensitivity in order to avoid getting blurred shots as a result of camera shake.