Post # 1
Fiance and I have decided we are doing a first look and doing photos before the ceremony.
The thing is that I am getting ready at my mum’s house, he at his mum’s house and then we are all suppose to meet at the venue at XX time.
We want to do our couple photos after the first look then bridal party and family pics.
I am looking for advice on timing and flow? I don’t want our family watching all our couple photos…20 people staring at us while we are suppose to be all lovey doesn’t really work for me. I also don’t want them to be bored and standing around.
Both parents houses are about 20-25 mins away from the venue.
The venue is on the water so all pics will be done outside, weather permitting.
Any ideas on timing and putting this together??? THANKS!
Post # 3
Our photographer suggested 45 minutes-hour just for the first look. She said we might be able to squeeze in the bridal party during that time too, but we only have one person each standing up. Is there any way you and your Fiance can get a ride over earlier, before the rest of the familiy comes? I agree I wouldn’t want them standing around for an hour waiting or staring at you while you have pictures taken.
Post # 4
We had our first look in the courtyard of the building we were getting ready at around 3:00, it was only about 15 minutes, then headed over to the venue. At the venue we did about 1.5 hours of photos of us and the bridal party. We went to our getting ready room before guests started arriving around 5:30, and our wedding started at 6:00. So I’d suggest giving yourselves about 2 hours for photos at the venue, and going into “hiding” at least 45 minutes before the time on the invitation in order to avoid guests seeing you. Your photographer should be able to help you with the timeline too.
Post # 5
Our situation was a little different, because we were both getting ready at the same hotel before traveling over to the venue. We did our pictures before the ceremony, but we wanted to do them at the hotel…….. For our first look and bride & groom pictures, we probably had an hour to ourselves. Then the photographer had the bridal party and families join us for more pictures. After the ceremony, we ended up doing more bride/groom pictures – not that we didn’t already have them done, but our photographer asked if we would be able to do some during the cocktail hour because he wanted to make himself a new sample album. So we did more pictures with just the 2 of us after the ceremony. It was nice doing the pictures alone together…… if there’s a way for you to be able to do this, i would look into it because it definitely is a lot more relaxing and natural.