Post # 1
How do you get in pictures after the ceremony when there is no cocktail hour? Our wedding will consist of ceremony then reception right after. Also, my fiance and I are following tradition by not seeing each other until the ceremony. So no time for pics before hand. We already plan on the guys getting pics before as well as the girls…soooo, we will take care of a few before hand…but I don’t know how to handle the after ceremony pics. Help me ladies 🙂 How did/are you all handling this?
Post # 3
We’re doing a first look and doing 99% of the picture before hand. I’m not sure what you can do other than do as many as possible before the ceremony.
Post # 4
If this is your situation I really think your only option is doing a first look and doing your pictures before.
Post # 5
You probably won’t like this answer…. we were in the same situation and took the picture before hand. Basically, our logic was that we already spent our time together as is, and we wanted to go into the marriage together – there really wasn’t anything to hide/ be surprised about. We spent about two hours getting all the pictures we wanted of my husband and I as well as the ones with the whole bridal party/ families. It just wasn’t feasible for us to make our guests wait, especially because there was no cocktail hour!
Post # 6
Thanks girls! I know a first look is probably best option but my fiance won’t budge. He wants to keep it traditional. In a way I totally agree because I love tradition, and he has never seen me in any kind of dress other than a summer dress lol…but my biggest concern is everyone else. I want to make sure we don’t keep everyone waiting foreverrr! This is beyond stressful!
Post # 7
Are you serving food/lunch/dinner (?) immediately after the ceremony?
If you are set on not seeing eachother, the only thing I can think of is you taking pictures while your guest are eating and then you can eat after your first dance?
How long is your reception going to be?
Post # 8
Dinner is suppose to be ready when the guests arrive at the reception hall. Our reception is 4 hours. I like that idea though, that may work.
Post # 9
We are going to take majority of pics before ceremony.. i.e. me with my family, me with his family, him with his and mine, etc… then the ceremony pics. Our reception is also starting right after ceremony. We are offering our guests champagne, cheese, fruit and crackers.. then about 30 mins later (this is after the bride/groom photos) we will go into the hors de vours reception…
thats our plan, lets hope it works! 🙂