(Closed) Wedding Photo Time Tips Requested!!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We took one photo with my mom’s side of the family, dad’s side, my in-laws, grandparents.  If you make a list and give it to your photographer it will make things go by much faster.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m not going to include extended family for exactly that reason. You can still get pictures with people at the reception!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@CarolF:  I’m doing sort of the same thing – having some pictures for each side before the ceremony, then doing bride and groom photos afterwards.  I don’t think you need pictures with all of your aunts and uncles, unless you are particularly close to them.  You could always catch up with them during the reception and get a picture with them that way.  Or, as the other poster suggested, you can get a picture with each side of the family so everyone is included.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We didn’t have cousins/aunts, etc. in ours. It was immediate family and grandparents

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I also don’t think it’s necessary to do it with all the cousins.

But if you do be very organized about it. Because I had this done at a few cousins wedding and it end up taking half a hour or more to tracked down wayward cousins and aunt. Some tips:

1.Tell cousins, aunts/uncles that you will be taking picture at around this time, and please make there way to the location.

2 Make a list for a family member you can trust and have them round everyone up a couple of minutes before the pictures.

As for practicing taking shots I don’t think that a good idea. Although typically at most rehearsal dinners where I was part of the bridal party I ended up taking group shots. Talk to your photographer the are use to coordinating people and probably have tips to make sure everything is streamlined and done quickly. Also send your guest to cocktail hour to buy you some more time.

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