Post # 1
I know this has been asked a million times but I’m just looking for reassurance, ideas or suggestions.
We’re doing a first look and all photos before the ceremony.
We hired an awesome photographer and a vintage taxi and we’re going to take photos all over the city. I know it will be great and there’s no other way we’d be able to do the photos if we don’t do a first look.
But I’m still nervous it will be weird to spend 2 hours taking pictures together, getting to the ceremony together, then splitting up right before I walk down the aisle.
I just don’t see any other way around it.
So people who did a first look – did you arrive at the ceremony together then split up right before? Did you have a bigger gap between the photos and the ceremony? We’ll only have about half an hour to 45 minutes to freshen up before the ceremony starts.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2012 - Padua Hills Theater
Vintage taxi pictures around the city sounds so amazing! I wouldn’t worry to much about it. The day of you are going to be so excited and those pictures are going to be priceless!
Post # 4
We’re doing a first look and most pictures beforehand too, but planned on taking some time right before the ceremony to be apart and gather our thoughts, etc.
He really wants us to plan to take fifteen minutes or so after the ceremony for ourselves though, before the whole party of the reception starts, which I think will be really nice.
Post # 5
@Mrs. Castle: thanks, i’m really excited about the photos!
@Neetch: we’re going to do a little alone time with a glass of champagne after the ceremony, I just worried that being out together for the afternoon taking pics meant there wouldn’t be any time apart before the ceremony. maybe this will make up for it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We met up around 3:30 for our first look and finished up around 5:30, with the ceremony at 6 pm.
Honestly, not having time apart didn’t matter to me. If anything, it made the day easier. I can get pretty emotional, and I was able to walk down the aisle strong and confident, versus being a big baby (had to pull out my hankie twice during the ceremony as it was, and almost lost it once during the vows.) We separated maybe ten minutes before the ceremony-gave me time for a bathroom break and to check my makeup..I don’t think you need/see a reason for a larger time apart.