Post # 1
Have any of you planned to (or have done) pose with every single guest for pictures at your wedding reception?
All the Asian weddings I’ve attended, the couple ususally stands at one place of the venue, as guests arrived, they are escorted to the couple where the photographer is set up to take their pictures. This is done before the reception begins, before the grand entrance. I’m Asian, and I’ve always thought I would incorporate this at my wedding. However, I have never seen it at Caucasian weddings. I think it’s nice to look back at these pictures with all the guests at your wedding.
Post # 3
I’m expecting over 200 guests and though it would be nice to take pics with all of them. I plan on taking pics at each table instead.
Post # 4
Since ours will be more intimate in size, I think we can swing that. I’d love to be in pictures with all those I love.
Post # 5
Similar to Chela429, we’re expecting 250 guests so we’ll be making rounds to each table and take pictures with our guests that way. All the weddings I’ve been to have been Asian as well, and surprisingly, I’ve never seen that done once! Interesting..
Post # 6
I really like that idea, but with a guest list between 200-250, I don’t think it would work. 🙁
Post # 7
at Newport Nuptials…you can do this…have the guest come to your sweetheart table in groups/ or two at a time. Or if you have a receiving line, the photog can take pictures with each guest as they walk in (this may take longer though everyone wants to get chatty).
My brother in law just got married two weeks ago and they only had 150 guests but they tried to go to each table and they were TIRED at the end of the night because of it! So for my wedding, definitely going the Asian route and doing a receiving line by the door area because i figure everyone’s at their best look as they come in instead of being full from dinner and coming to your table all tipsy from drinking. 🙂
Post # 8
I attended an Asian wedding where this was done. I felt awkward being in the picture because I had never met the bride and groom (the bride was a college friend of my FI’s). I also thought it took way too long — we just sat at our table and waited for more than an hour after we’d arrived, while the bride and groom continued with the photos.
But I understand that it’s traditional, and I think it’s great that you want to fit some Asian traditions into your wedding. If you feel it’s important, I say go for it. 🙂
Post # 9
We won’t be attending our cocktail hour, instead we will be in the reception hall and having groups of guests come in to take group photos with us. We will have a few people assigned to go out and get everyone from my family and bring them in, we will have a family photo taken and move on to FI’s family and college friends and so on and so on. Meanwhile the guests will all be in the cocktail hour enjoying food and drinks. It was done at a friend of ours wedding and we didn’t notice at all.