Post # 1
My Fiance and I are doing a “first look” at around 2 in the afternoon. From there we are having a party bus take our wedding party around Chicago to get pictures. Our wedding starts at 5:30, so at one point I thought about getting my Fiance and I’s parents, as well as the 2 flower girls (maybe at 4:15ish) to take pictures outside at the last location I had picked out.
But is that normal? My mom worries that they are spending a couple hundred dollars for the dress and hotel etc.- that the flower girls should be in more than just the ceremony pictures and family portarits after. Both these little girls are kind of brats, and I’m not really crazy about children as is.
What do you think?
Oh- and same for Ushers- should they be in the bridal party shots?
Post # 3
I think your idea is an excellent one. I really don’t think many little girls would want to spend an afternoon driving around taking pics. I think the crabbiness factor might escalate substantially before the wedding even started.
The ushers will be needed at the ceremony venue to greet and seat the guests, but I would include them in a shot of the whole wedding party without the families.
Post # 4
They should all be in all the photos. They are the bridal party, so, yes…they should all be wherever you are and pictures are being taken.
Post # 5
I think there should be a few additional photos but definetly not everything. have some shots with the bridal couple as well as a few photos together and seperate of each other. Especially since you are doing so many hours of photos get a few extra shots in with them included. As with the ushers sorry I have no clue.
Post # 6
It’s your and FI’s wedding. So have them in whatever pictures you want them in. At the end of the day, those are your keepsakes to remember the day with.
My flower girl and ring bearer are my children. So, they are going to be brought to Fiance and I during the last 15 minutes of our private “first look,” so that we can get some beautiful family shots before we join the wedding party and immediate family.
Post # 7
My personal take: No on the ushers, unless you -want- them to be in the pics. They “typically” aren’t included as members of the wedding party.
As for the flower girls, I wouldn’t want to put up with all of that for a good few hours. If they’re included in the ceremony pictures and family pictures, it doesn’t seem like a big deal whether or not they come with you for your other pics. I’m sure the definition of “wedding party” varies from bride to bride, but for me it includes my bridesmaids and the groomsmen. No ushers, ringbearers or flowergirls.
If they’re included in a few of your other pictures, that seems quite fair in my opinion 🙂
Post # 8
Flowergirls and ringbearers are bridal party members. So are ushers. In some areas and social circles, groomsmen do double duty as ushers, while some people choose to have entirely different folks. It doesn’t really make sense to have these people included if you aren’t letting them be in the bridal party pictures as well.