Post # 1
Okay, so here’s the deal….due to our wedding taking place at 6:30 in the evening, my fiance and I had decided on doing a first look earlier in the day so we could have that time together and also have some pictures in the daylight.
However, it didn’t dawn on either one of us that doing a first look would mean doing ALL of the portraits beforehand. Is this true?
Honestly, we’d rather just do them with the bridal party beforehand and then save the ones with all of the family members for after the ceremony.
Can someone offer any insight about this?
Post # 3
We did all our intimate couple photos before and our first look. We tried to get our bridal party photos done before as well but ran out of time however our ceremony was at 130 pm. The family photos were some after the ceremony
Post # 4
@nativedesires: This may be a dumb question, but when you say “bridal party”, are you referring to just the groomsmen and bridesmaids or who all are you referring to? Haha, like I said, sorry if this is a dumb question!
Post # 5
We’re planning on doing bride and groom portraits as well as the wedding party before. Then we’re going to do a few family photos after the ceremony. I’ve budgeted 20 minutes for those.
Post # 6
Yes groomettes people and the bridesmaids as we had females in tuxes too plus us the couple and we included my wife’s parents from England as my parents have passed so i wanted as many pics of them as possible. The attendants too, all the special people in tuxes and dresses standing up with us and helpers. Honestly a bit of a mess and not one with everyone in it so ??? You decide who you consider your bridal party
Post # 7
We just did bride and groom pictures before the ceremony and did all wedding party and family ones after the ceremony. Ours wasn’t done to cut down on photo time , it was done to allow some private time with my husband and it helped us both to relax.
Post # 8
That is actually exactly what I did. Our first look, then bridal party, then my family, then ceremony then photos with his family and just a few more with bridal party, then reception. 😀 Worked out great.
Post # 9
We had 6pm wedding. We did a first look, bridal party pictures (together, and also me with the bridesmaids and him with the groomsmen) Then we did family pictures. Then ceremony. We got a few shots of us (after we were married at sunset.) I wasnt sure how it would go but it was nice to get the formal pics completely finished and not having to worry about them later.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club
We did our first look and couple photos, then bridal party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, junior bridesmaid and ring-bearer) photos before the ceremony. Formal family photos were directly after the ceremony (along with some more couple shots).