If I'm doing a first look should i do all the photos then or have a gap?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: what is the best option.
    1. : (14 votes)
    70 %
    2. : (5 votes)
    25 %
    Doesn't matter either way. : (0 votes)
    Something else. : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    723 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    We’ll be doing our first look followed by our photos with one another, bridal party, and families. We both have large families, and I didn’t want it to interfere with missing cocktail hour. Also, because the wedding is on an evening in February, it gets dark early on. 

    Personally, I like the idea of doing them all at once so that they’re over with and I can enjoy the wedding and the guests. 

    Post # 3
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If there is no dancing how about doing photos after the reception then you get to enjoy your whole day


    Post # 5
    982 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted #2 but only because that way you have photos from when you are actually married as well as the first look. You could still do like bridal party shots before the ceremony but I think the only regret would have with option #1 is that the photos were before you were officially married. Plus, people expect there to be a gap and to have to wait for the bride and groom.

    Post # 6
    2709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    OMGMrsW2B:  Exactly… I could have written your post except our wedding is in January.

    gamerlover:  We’re doing first look, then all photos. There will be some right after the ceremony of the grandparents who can’t make it to the picture site. But I’d like to have all other pictures done so we can get to the reception sooner. We’re not getting married until 6:45, so time is of the essence.

    Post # 7
    1507 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    gamerlover:  We did first look and bridal party/family photos before the ceremony.  After the ceremony, we did some photos quickly just of the two of us because I wanted some where we were actually married and to capture the emotion immediately post-ceremony.  Only took maybe 20 minutes, and then we still got to enjoy our cocktail hour.

    Post # 8
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    gamerlover:  If you have the one hour gap between the ceremony and the lunch, but aren’t planning on serving food during that time, what will your guests be doing? Just sitting at their tables waiting for an hour? I’m okay with the gap, but I think you should treat it as a cocktail hour with appetizers and bar. 

    Post # 9
    2980 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Doing photos before the wedding was probably the best decision I made, and most of my friends who have had weddings have done the same thing and would agree with me.  Before the wedding, you are fresh.  There are opportunities to update your makeup.  Your hair is still looking amazing, and you are still feeling wide awake and ready.  Weddings are emotional, no mater if you have a first look or not.  You can tell the difference between my pre-ceremony photos and post ceremony photos because I look a lot more like Rudolph after the ceremony because I was rubbing my nose every five seconds because I was happy crying the entire time.  I also enjoyed more time with my guests after the ceremony, which you can’t do if you are taking photos.

    Post # 11
    2980 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    gamerlover:  Our entire family for pictures included a grand total of 9 people, and all of them but technically our parents where in our wedding party.  It was DH’s parents, my parents, my brother (groomman) DH’s Sister (bridesmaid), DH’s BIL (groomsman), and niece and nephew (FG and RB).   I did include an insert for all wedding party with the inforamtion for the entire day including the time pictures started. 

    I think it depends what your family is that you want to include in your pictures and if they have any extra rolls for your wedding as to how you tell them about picutres. 

    Post # 12
    3045 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    Oops! I voted for the wrong one! Do the photos then the 12:00 ceremony followed by lunch.  

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