(Closed) Pictures BEFORE ceremony???????

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We had to fill the gap between our arrival at the courthouse and when we were scheduled to show up and get married, so we took a few pictures before. I’m glad we did! My bff took pictures before her ceremony as well and no one made a big deal about it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re doing a First Look which will be a private time with me, my Fiance, and the photographer. Then we are doing as many pictures as possible before the ceremony starts.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did most of our posed, formal photos before the ceremony which made our timeline flow really well.  We didn’t have the “dreaded gap” between ceremony and reception, and we were able to enjoy the time after the ceremony/cocktail hour with our guests.  I would do it all over again. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

We did a first look and then all of our pictures before the ceremony. It was wonderful. I am so glad we did it that way. Plus, I feel like getting to spend that time with him beforehand really helped me keep it together during the ceremony. (Im a big crybaby.)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I don’t know, guess I’m too old school, but when I look back at my wedding pics I want to see photos of an actual husband and wife.  I understand time constraints, and I agree that a First Look is extremely romantic, but I want to actually be married in my pics.  Obviously I’m talking about pictures of the bride & groom together; I would definitely take pictures separately and of other things before the actual ceremony. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are doing as many photos before the ceremony as possible! Including the first look. Totally excited to have extra time in between the ceremony and reception!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re doing 90% of the photos before the ceremony. I don’t want to miss my cocktail hour! We’ll prob spend 20 minutes taking “married” pictures.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we’re doing some before, some after.  we want to take advantage of the natural light, and not miss hour(s) of our reception or keep our guests waiting.  i definitely won’t be looking at my pictures thinking about how we’re not “actually” married yet in our photos.  i’ll be thinking “wow, look at us on our wedding day!”

Post # 11
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Busy bee

We did the first look, and it was an amazing moment of just me, my husband and the photographer…gave us time to talk, soak in the moment, and spend some time unwinding before the ceremony…and helped keep my tears in check during the ceremony too… then after the ceremony we just went straight onto the reception. Neither of us regret the decision, even though it was hard to agree on it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

@simplifiedbride:  Yeah, my mind works in goofy ways, huh?  I’m hoping to maybe get over this hangup since it appears most brides are definitely ok with pictures before. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did pictures before the wedding. Everyone met at the wedding site at noon. We did a reveal (first look) and then had 90% of our pictures done in a nearby park and were back to be married at 2. It worked out very well as our reception and wedding were at the same place, and we didn’t want to have the guests sit there and wait for us for 2 hours. Everything flowed very well, and would do it again. You do have to make the decision on what is more important, tradition or getting it done and out of the way first. For each person it will be different.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@AudzinLuv: actually I kind of feel that way too!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@AudzinLuv: I agree with what you said. 

 

I guess I want to have that ‘I’m married” glow in my pictures. Not sure if it exsists but in my mind I will somehow have this glow from getting married.

I’m sure that sounds silly. Laughing

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

@PitBulLover: & @Asparagus:  Phew, I was beginning to think I was the only one, lol.  But it’s great to see how different we all are, and no matter what, the most important thing is marrying the love of your life.  OP, good luck with your decision, and your pictures will be beautiful and special regardless of when they’re taken!

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