Post # 1
What is the best way to let family members know that the formal family pictures will be taking place before the ceremony, rather than after? Should I include another insert with the invitation and what should it say?
Another option is emailing all the important people, but is that too informal?
Also, how do I let family know that they are to sit in special rows in the front of the church?
Post # 3
I don’t think it would be bad to call/e-mail people. It doesn’t have to be a big formal thing.
Post # 4
We just invited those that would be in family photos (parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc…) to the rehearsal dinner and then told them there to arrive early to the church. Is that an option for you?
Post # 5
What we plan on doing is telling people the night of rehearsal. If everyone who needs to take pics won’t be there then I think that either calling or emailing is a good way to inform them!
Post # 6
Either call the family members are let them know at rehersal dinner
Post # 7
I just let the people know who will be in the photos. So our bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, grandparents and siblings. We just told them in person or over the phone.
Post # 8
Since my family are just a phone call away, or an hour trip away, it’ll be easy to tell my family. My Fiance, not a clue. I’m not even sure if all his family will come (pretty sure they will, unless work interferes…).
Even then, I just want a few basic photos and I’ll be happy. (Only cause I have VERY FEW photos of my and my brother, that’s the only photo I REALLY want, dang it! lol)
I’d just call or email them. It’s easier and you don’t have to worry about misunderstandings!
Post # 9
Thanks so much!! I just had a moment of panic because I hadn’t thought about any of this at all until just now! We will definitely go with telling everyone at the rehearsal dinner and calling anyone in advance who can’t be at the dinner. My fiance has a huge family but we’re not super close with most of them so we really just want mostly immediate family anyways.