Post # 1
Ok, sooo, we are not officially engaged, but we know we want it, and when we do it will be a hort engagement so we are planning a lot now.
ANYWAYS, my question is, when do the photoraphers do the wedding party portraits and the bride and groom portraits. I thought that the groom was not suppose to see the bride until she is walking down the aisle, but dont you have to go to the reception right after?
I’m a newbie so please feel free to give ANY advise. We will have an outdoor wedding so I am sure the ceremony and/or receotion venue will have great places for pictures. I want to be sure to get great pictures of that day!
Thanks a lot!!
Post # 3
Some brides choose not to see their groom until they walk down the aisle. A lot of couples now do photos before the ceremony so that the timeline flows (and your guests don’t have to wait hours for you to arrive at your reception). It’s completely up to you on what you want to do.
The “First Look” photo is becoming popular to replace the standard “Groom sees the bride as she walks down the aisle.” Basically it’s a planned out first look where the groom is standing with his back to the bride and she walks in, he turns around and the photographer captures the “first look.” Then you have some time alone together prior to taking the rest of the photos. Then you have your ceremony, followed by your reception.
Post # 4
we are doing me and bridesmaids alone before the ceremony as well as the groom and groomsmen alone. that way we can get them out of the way and dont have to waste time with those after the ceremony.
in my case i am having a catholic wedding so the ceremony starts at 3 ending at 4 and the cocktail hour starts at 5. technically we will not be introduced at the reception until everyone is seated so there is no need for us to be at the cocktail hour – that time is usually used for pictures. at that time we will do family pictures in the church and then wedding party picture prior to showing up at the reception – it gives us a good hour and half to get them done.
Post # 5
Thanks girls…great thoughts…. Kepp them coming 🙂 I love that first look shot idea!
Post # 6
It all depends on what you and your better half want. Endless possibilities these days!
I think the more “traditional” route is to have the ceremony in the early afternoon (I’ve seen anywhere from 1-3) and take the pictures afterwards, before the reception starts. Can also take some pics with your family before the ceremony.
We’re going in another direction, though. We’re getting married at the same location as the reception later in the afternoon (prob around 430), so that removes the whole “what the hell do we do for 2-5 hrs between the ceremony and reception” for our guests. That being said, we’re taking our pictures before everything.
I’ve never heard of the “first-look”, and I think I’ll be throwing that out at the photographer now! Love that idea as well!