Post # 1
So we are having a 7:00 wedding. Pictures are very important to me…. We have decided we will be doing our pictures at 3:00 in the afternoon so Mr Shorty will see me before we get married… I am getting mixed reviews on this. I mean we will have been together 9 years by the time we get married… so I dont really see the big deal……what are your thoughts?
Post # 3
@nshorty: Is there any possible way to change your wedding time to a little bit earlier? My wedding is going to be at 5:30 and pictures right after. I think that even though you have been together so long, it will still be such an amazing feeling walking down that aisle and seeing how he looks at you in your pretty dress for the first time! Maybe he can be blindfolded during the pictures!
Post # 4
We are having our photos done at 4:00 for a 7:30 wedding. Personally I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am a big cry baby and I am sure I will cry walking down the aisle and during vows. I am sure I will look like a mess after the ceremony. Taking pictures before is so much more appealing because my makeup and hair will be freshly done. I don’t think there is a big deal seeing the groom before the wedding. Personally I am so anxious about things I would feel much better seeing him before the ceremony because he eases my anxiety.
Post # 5
Why dont you have a private “first look” and then go about your planned pictures. To me its the best of both worlds. Its what I did and I wouldnt have it any other way. We had time for pictures, I still cried like a baby walking down the aisle. The first look took nothing away from it, but it releived a ton of time pressure and gave me more time with my guests.
Post # 6
A first look is the best way to solve this! Arrange for a private session where the two of you can meet and see one another, have time for emotion, and then do your pictures. And honestly, from what I’ve read of brides who did first looks/pictures before the ceremony.. it’s still just as magical to walk down that aisle even if he’s already seen you 🙂
Post # 7
We were planning on doing the first look before pictures with just our wedding party present…Our wedding party consists of our closest friends anyways so it will be special. I agree and it being less stressful this way…..I also will not have to worry about rushing after the ceremony to make sure I get all my pictures….we can leisurely walk around and greet all of our guests without any worry…=) Thanks Ladies I feel better now.
Post # 7
I don’t think it is a problem at all. with my 2nd wedding, we maried in August and the ceremony was a t 7PM. We did our “casual” shots in the afternoon and did the obligatory wedding party shots right after the ceremony and everything worked out fine.
Post # 8
as long as you and your hubby are okay with it i say go for it! its your day and i think having the pictures ahead of time is very practical (fresher face/hair, avoids potential red eye from crying from the ceremony, less rush from ceremony to reception so you could enjoy your cocktail hour with guests if youre having one, etc). it sounds like everyone else who did it thought it worked out well