- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Hi fellow brides!
I’m having a small wedding (25-30 ppl) with only family and close friends, and as such, I’m debating when to do the family photo shots.
Most guests will be in the family photos, and I really don’t want to keep our 4-5 friends standing around waiting for 45 minutes while the rest of us go vogue. We’re also not doing a lot of the standard reception stuff (e.g., dancing, garter toss, a big exit, etc. etc.), which really cuts the total wedding bash time. Plus, the ceremony’s scheduled to start at 1pm on a Sunday due to venue limitations, and so it’d be awful to keep people waiting for lunch until 2pm.
Here’s my thought. We could move straight from the ceremony to a lunch reception with a few toasts and a couple of “first” dances, and then once everyone’s had some food and fun, we could get the family together for an hour or so at the end of the reception for the posed photos. That way, our friends could slip out quietly if they don’t want to stand around waiting for us, and everyone’s fed and happy before they have to stand and smile for 45 minutes.
Is there any logistical reason you all can spot that this wouldn’t be a good idea? I’m failing to see a reason, but maybe it’s just willful blindness! 🙂
Thanks so much everyone!