Post # 1
Bees who didn’t/aren’t planning to see Fiance before the ceremony, did you take any family photos beforehand?
I was thinking, to get some photos done before the ceremony, of doing me and my family, Fiance and his family during that time. Then we’ll have to do the family photos with both of us in them after the ceremony (during cocktail hour). Same with the wedding party– do me and BMs beforehand, him and GMs, and then after do a few of the big group photos. I thought people would appreciate this since it means less photos during cocktail hour, but Fiance thinks I’m crazy and people will hate having to gather twice for photos.
When did you do family and wedding party photos if you didn’t want to see Fiance before the wedding?
Post # 3
here’s our plan (hopefully it will work out!)
Fiance & groomsmen & me & my bridesmaids are getting ready in the same hotel, but in different rooms & arent seeing each other beforehand. the hotel has some gorgeous balconys so we are going to do me with all the BM’s & him with all the GM’s as well as individual pictures (ie me with Bridesmaid or Best Man1, me with Bridesmaid or Best Man2 etc.) before the ceremony. then after the ceremony we will start with a couple of us with our whole bridal party, then dismiss bridal party & do all the family photos & then dismiss them & do photos with just us.
i think your plan is better & maybe you should tell Fiance that people will probably be excited to get to cocktail hour ASAP & will appreciate that they will be able to be there quicker if they knock out a few simple ones before.
i was a Bridesmaid or Best Man recently & was very glad they kept photos after the ceremony short! i needed a damn drink! 🙂