Post # 1
We have guests who will be coming in on Friday night to stay at the hotel where the wedding ceremony and reception are taking place on saturday.
My FI and I will be doing a first look then our family and bridal party photos. We want to take pictures on the grounds of the hotel and across the street at the university, both have very pretty spaces.
I don’t care about strangers seeing me during the photo session. But I don’t want the wedding guests not included in the photo sessions to see me before the ceremony.
What did you do to prevent this? Any advice or suggestions?
Post # 3
I don’t think you can prevent this, but most people will be respectful when they see you are taking photos
Post # 4
I agree with PP. I don’t think there is a way to prevent guests from seeing you. But I doubt they will interrupt you.
Post # 5
maybe i can walk through the hotel with a sheet draped around me or something until i get to the exact photo location.
Post # 6
I doubt there is anyway you can completely prevent this, but honestly, most of your guests will likely be getting ready either at their homes or in their hotel rooms when you’re taking these photos, so most won’t see you anyway. I did formal photos AT my venue while guests were there (in a different area) and not a single person saw me.
Post # 7
Yeah. I wouldn’t worry about it. There may be a few random guests who happen to be out walking around and will see you, but I don’t think it’s a big deal. On the other hand, if I saw a bride wrapped in a sheet running through a hotel lobby, I would totally stop and dig out my camera to take a pic!
Post # 8
I’ve already come to terms that its going to happen. Unless we lock our guests in their hotel rooms someone is bound to be walking around while we’re taking photos. Oh well.
Post # 9
You can’t really prevent this. I went to a wedding in Vegas last year where they did a first look and we just happened to be walking to the ceremony location when they were doing it so of course we saw them.
Post # 10
@ajillity81: Haha, well I suppose that would work. But only if you cut out eye holes and go around making ghost noises. That way no one will suspect you.
Post # 11
thanks everyone for the feedback!
Post # 12
@ajillity81: I’m in the same boat, and basically just decided to work with my wedding planner and bridal party to help clear the way as I make my way out od the room.
Post # 13
@ajillity81: like this?
Saw this in the news a few years back. To OP: of course you can do this, ridiculous as it may look. But i think it’s better if you just go ahead with the photo shoot regardless if a couple of guests see you. I’m sure most of the guests will be busy preparing themselves for the wedding too.