Post # 1
My best friend and my MOH is getting married next June.(I am her MOH!) Her father dabbles in photography a bit so the two of them decided that he would do the photgraphy. I think this is thoughtful and a great way to save money, I asked her who is going to take pictures of your dad walking you down the aisle and all that? I just don’t understand and I see this not working out.
Any bees do anything like this or have any ideas or advice? I want her day to go smoothly and her pictures to be great.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t touch that with a 10-ft pole. It’s her wedding, her money, her decision, and none of your business.
Post # 4
Perhaps you could suggest that she hires someone to just photograph the ceremony, and her father could photograph most of the reception and some of the formal pictures. That way he can still be involved, but still take pictures as well.
Post # 5
I think what you do is express your concerns for how you think this might not work out perfectly and let her make the decision herself. Just tell her – you just realized, there’s going to be no one around to take pix of the ceremony b/c he’ll be walking her down the aisle and that he might miss out on all the fun if he’s “working” the whole night. Let her decide what she wants to do with that info.
Post # 6
@thatredheadedbride: That may be a good idea. She doesn’t have a lot of experience with weddings so turns to me for a lot of advice. I just don’t want her dad to miss out on watching his only daughter say her vows and stuff because he will be taking pictures.
Post # 7
I would only offer my opinion if she asked what I thought about it.
Post # 8
I woudn’t necessarily give her too many opinions unless she asked. But we specifically “banned” both our sets of parents from taking any photos of our wedding. Reasons for this were 1) we didn’t want every picture of our parents obstructed by them holding up a camera and 2) we wanted them to just BE in the moment, experiencing everything, not distracted.