(Closed) How to prevent guests from seeing the Bride before the ceremony?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think you can prevent this, but most people will be respectful when they see you are taking photos

Post # 4
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PP.  I don’t think there is a way to prevent guests from seeing you.  But I doubt they will interrupt you.

Post # 6
12621 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I doubt there is anyway you can completely prevent this, but honestly, most of your guests will likely be getting ready either at their homes or in their hotel rooms when you’re taking these photos, so most won’t see you anyway.  I did formal photos AT my venue while guests were there (in a different area) and not a single person saw me. 

Post # 7
9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah. I wouldn’t worry about it. There may be a few random guests who happen to be out walking around and will see you, but I don’t think it’s a big deal. On the other hand, if I saw a bride wrapped in a sheet running through a hotel lobby, I would totally stop and dig out my camera to take a pic!

Post # 8
4497 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve already come to terms that its going to happen. Unless we lock our guests in their hotel rooms someone is bound to be walking around while we’re taking photos. Oh well.

Post # 9
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

You can’t really prevent this. I went to a wedding in Vegas last year where they did a first look and we just happened to be walking to the ceremony location when they were doing it so of course we saw them.

Post # 10
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ajillity81:  Haha, well I suppose that would work.  But only if you cut out eye holes and go around making ghost noises.  That way no one will suspect you.

Post # 12
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ajillity81:  I’m in the same boat, and basically just decided to work with my wedding planner and bridal party to help clear the way as I make my way out od the room. 

Post # 13
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ajillity81:  like this?

Saw this in the news a few years back. To OP: of course you can do this, ridiculous as it may look. But i think it’s better if you just go ahead with the photo shoot regardless if a couple of guests see you. I’m sure most of the guests will be busy preparing themselves for the wedding too. 

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