When are you doing your wedding photos?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: When are/did you do your wedding photos?
    All photos before the ceremony : (39 votes)
    35 %
    Some photos before the ceremony w/ bride & groom photos later (won't see each other til ceremony) : (46 votes)
    42 %
    All photos during the cocktail hour or after the ceremony : (16 votes)
    15 %
    Other (please share!) : (9 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @calisunshine3404:  Since we feel the same about NOT having a first look, we’ll be getting pictures of bride and BMs, groom and GMs before the ceremony. Family pictures after the ceremony. Some couple and BP pictures during cocktail hour though not too long since we actually want to enjoy our cocktail hour also. Then about a week or so after the honeymoon, we’ll have a whole day for a wedding shoot where we could get pictures with just us in wedding garb.

    Post # 4
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    2992 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We are doing the bride and groom pics FIRST, before the ceremony. Bridal party and family pics in-between the ceremony and the reception.

    Post # 5
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We did the vast majority of the bride & groom pics before the ceremony (it took an hour). After the ceremony, we did all the bridal party & family pics, and a couple more of the bride & groom and a couple bridal portraits. Then we all returned to the venue (ceremony & reception was in the same venue) after the cocktail party, and the festivities began.

    Post # 8
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    3959 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @calisunshine3404:   We’re planning to do a first look – photos of FI and me before the ceremony.  We’re allowing quite a bit of time for that since our venue has a few locations we want to use.  After the ceremony we plan to do family photos and various group shots.  Our ceremony and reception are at the same venue which makes it all a bit easier.  Also, there will be at least six kids – ages 12 down to 3 – so we want to keep things moving along!  Hope that helps!!

    Post # 9
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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We did photos before and after the ceremony. First look and some family photos before, and then bridal party, more family, and more just us photos after.

    Post # 10
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    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Everything before the ceremony, and yup we did do a first look.  Doing the pictures beforehand was great because we actually got to enjoy our cocktail hour (although barely, since we couldn’t walk two feet without talking to people/taking pics with guests/etc… I only got to eat one hors dourve!!!)

    Post # 11
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    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We’ll be taking pretty much all pictures between our ceremony and reception, but we will have a three hour gap, so it’s no big deal. Our photogs arrive at noon, our ceremony is at 2:30 (and will likely take a half hour) and our reception starts at 6:30 and is only about 10 minutes away. We’ll obviously be taking getting ready pictures before, and, if we have time, portraits with “our side” of the BP and immediate family, but in reality there will be very few posed pictures before the ceremony.

    Post # 12
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    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I wanted to do a first look for logistics sake but FI said absolutely not. It’s the one things he has been very adamant about so I will oblige. 

    Post # 15
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    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Our situation is a little different.. First, it’s a destination wedding.

    We’re having a sunrise ceremony – FI doesn’t want to see me. FI and I will do bride & groom photos right away after the ceremony.

    We are then having a sunset/nighttime reception. We will be doing photos with the family and bridal party and some more bride & groom photos before the reception starts. Everyone will be able to do whatever they want – pool, beach, hotel room for a nap lol, etc. So we won’t be having a cocktail hour, it’s not necessary in our case (there will be appetizers with the meal).

    Most of the time, Jewish ceremonies – the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony and do pictures beforehand. But, even though we’re doing a Jewish ceremony, FI really doesn’t want to see me.

    What time is your ceremony and what time is your reception? You should have time to do all the photos after – I don’t know anyone in IRL who did a first look.

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