Post # 1
Trying to plan a timeline here. How much time did you allow for photos BEFORE the ceremony? My Fiance and I are not doing a first look, but we’d like to get some of the photos with parents, our guys and girls, etc, out of the way to have the max amount of time for photos together after the ceremony.
So — if you did photos beforehand, how long did you allow for them? Who did you take them with? Thanks!
Post # 3
We generally try to do family photos after the bride and groom have seen each other. Keeping them apart and still doing the family stuff can be difficult to coordinate and pull off logistically. Definitely consult with your photographer and seek their input, as they will probably be able to give you a better idea on the sort of time required based on the number of people you’re trying to photograph, and what the location is like. If you have two photographers one can do the bridesmaids and one can do the groomsmen, but it’s going to be a lot easier to do those family photos after you’ve seen each other. There is a pretty good thread going on here now about first looks, if you’re at all open to the idea you should check it out!
Post # 4
I’m doing a first look. My pre-ceremony photographer’s timeline is:
8:15-8:45 Bride & Groom
8:45-9:30 Bride & Groom and Immediate Family (which encompasses wedding party)
10:00 Guests arrive/seated
11:00-11:30 Pictures with Extended Family
11:45 Guests Seated, Grand Entrance and Toasts
Noon Brunch Served
Post # 5
My photog said it would take roughly 45min to cover first look and bridal party shots, but our bridal party is small – 3 attendants on each side, plus parents and my brothers who are “ushers-but-not-groomsmen” and we’re not doing multiple locations.