Post # 1
hello, we are just deciding on our wedding day time line. we are having a very relaxed wedding ceremony and debating on doing it at 4:30-5 and then going straight into cocktail hour and reception OR doing the ceremony at 3:30 then pictures followed by a 5:30 cocktail and reception.. we dont care if we see each other before the ceremony? any advice on what is smoother and more relaxed?
Post # 2
jennifer.marie.37266: It depends on how you are arriving I think… for mine, me and my Fiance are having a destination wedding so I am going to get ready at a beauty salon then have a car pick me up, take me to a pretty place where ill meet my fiance we’ll have some photos taken and then we’ll go to the castle for the wedding, well also have photos taken after as we’ll be at the castle then… if I were having lots of people there we would probably do photos seperate from each other beforehand and photos together after but then we also probably would be be arriving together if that were the case.
Post # 3
If you don’t care about seeing each other beforehand I would absolutely do the pictures first. It’s way more convenient for your guests IMO.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
jennifer.marie.37266: Before the ceremony is way way WAY better in my opinion, especially if you don’t care about seeing each other before the wedding. You get most or all of the photos done so that you can go straight to celebrating with your guests. But more importantly, that “first look” time before the ceremony is some of the only time you’ll get to just spend alone with your groom and take it all in. It’s very calming and exciting and special. 100% recommended! One of our favorite parts of the day. And yes, not having a gap is also more polite for your guests.
Post # 5
Absolutely before the ceremony! That way your guests aren’t twiddling their thumbs for a couple hours while they wait for your to take pictures. We did the large majority of our pictures prior to the ceremony and it was the best decision ever!