- 3 years ago
Alright bees, I need your expertise and advise!
I am 1 month away from the wedding (August 4th), and we are having a Monday morning ceremony (it’s a holiday where I live!), followed by a breakfast brunch and cocktails (mimosas, etc.). Our ceremony and reception are in the same location, and we are setting up EVERYTHING ourselves (we are DIYing the whole shabang!). In the interest of not having to move things around, we are setting up the layout so that we can have both the ceremony and reception flow well.
My concern mainly is this: Our wedding is scheduled for 10:00am, we will be having a short-and-sweet ceremony (no longer than 5-10 minutes), and then we will be running out to take a few pictures (for maybe 10 minutes or so), then coming back in for our breakfast brunch. So, what do we get our guests to do in the meantime? It’s a VERY small wedding, less than 40 people (including our little family of 4).
I think we are going to put together a small “packet” for everybody, including a madlib, advice cards, pencil etc. for people to fill out. and I figure between that and just socializing, it shouldn’t be that bad, right? I feel awful leaving for a few minutes, but we want a few immediately after the ceremony photos of just the two of us, so we can capture all of that emotion.
Also, we aren’t doing really anything traditional in the sense of the reception (no dancing, no speeches, no bouquet toss, blah blah blah), so now I’m really worried that the photographer won’t have anything to shoot. 🙁 We want to get a lot of photos of the details of the things we made,etc. but does anybody have any recommendations on what we could do that is fun, untraditional, and would be fun to capture on “film”? Nobody wants to get their photos taken while eating, which is a big part of our reception.
I’m stressing over this, and am worried our guests will be bored, and the photos will be boring too. 🙁
EDIT: I should also note that all of our family lives away, so they are all flying in a day or two before the wedding, so we are doing everything ourselves, which is probably another big stressor for me.
- This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by MissKayNL.