Yes. I have obviously thought about the time. I guess I just fail to see how this would take so much longer than a normal recieving line?
I guess it could be taken like that. From my position I would just like to get a photo with each of my guests sometime throughout the night. This seems to be the best way possible! Photos are very important to me, as are all of my guests who are coming to the wedding.
Our reception and Ceremony location are different. The guests could go to their hotel rooms or straight to the reception. Whichever they prefer. I don’t think it would be any different than those who take their photos after reception/ceremony. Also, I am doing a first look, so all bridal party photos will be done.
I guess this might depend on how we word it. I think people would understand that we would like to take a quick photo have a quick hello and move on. We are absolutely planning on talking to everyone at the reception as well.
Perhaps you are right.. but I guess I fail to see how this would take so much more time than a receiving line.. Plus I can guarantee not everyone is going to want to take a photo. I was thinking about getting the officiant to say something like you are invited to stick around and take a photo with the bride and groom if you would like. We are absolutely planning on talking to everyone at the reception as well
I think it is a great idea! Photos are the only thing that you are going to have to remember this day. My mom passed away in 2013 and my only regret is I don’t have enough photos with her. That is why this idea came to mind, my guests are the most important people at this wedding. I want to be able to have a photo with each of them as a memory. Obviously I understand that people may have to wait a bit, but I know if the bride and groom meant a lot to me it would be worth it to have a photo with them from a good photographer.
I am sorry that you had such a terrible time at that wedding. I hope that you are not implying that it was such a terrible wedding due to this idea. My idea is slightly different as it would be immediately after the ceremony and guests could choose to stay or they could choose to go straight to the reception/cocktail hour. Also, my intention is not for the guests to never see this photo again. I would print it and send it out with my thank you as well as put it in my wedding album.
Thank you for your reply! As a guest was it as terrible as everyone else is making it out to be to wait? I know not everyone is going to want to wait, but I feel that those who would like a photo with us will wait happily. I want to do exactly as that bride did! My guests are the most important thing to me and I invited each of them for a reason. I really love the idea of having a nice photo with each of them if possible. Obviously not everyone will want to stick around but atleast I will be able to get the bulk of them. And we absolutely will be walking around and visiting during the reception and hopefully will get a chance to talk with everyone there.
I guess I fail to see why this would take so much more time than a receiving line… Obviously I understand it might take a bit more time but I am not thinking 5 min. per couple/family.
I have thought of that idea, and we certainly hope to be able to do that with our guests as well. But I love the idea of taking a photo with each of our guests.
Completely understandable. This would be an option for those who would like a photo with us… And we will absolutely go around to tables and visit with everyone properly during the reception.