Post # 1
I let Mr. Tacos know my intentions of having our wedding photos taken in downtown Chicago, but our actual reception and ceremony at a location about 30 miles away in a suburb. He suggested having our bridal party take photos BEFORE the ceremony/reception. Does that sound reasonable?
Post # 3
Yes, check out some of the other bee’s first looks, Mrs. Mouse is recapping them now. That way you can get all the pictures you want and won’t hold up the rest of your wedding guests.
Post # 4
It’s totally OK. I think they call it a ‘first look’ when the bride and groom do it. It can be a really special moment and can ease your nerves for the actual walk down the aisle. The bridal party may appreciate it too, while they’re still all fresh! We’re considering doing it too. We may do it to cut down on the formal pictures we’ll need to take during the cocktail hour. I’d much rather mingle than pose!
Post # 5
Definitely if that helps with your timeline. Because if you wanted to have your bridal party shots IN Chicago (wonderful city, btw!!) and your reception and ceremony are 30 miles away, that is going to be some driving distance and time taken for it.
Post # 6
I think it’s a great idea personally. A lot of emotion can come out when doing the ‘first look’ when you initially walk down the isle and I have heard of a lot of girls not being happy with there ceremony pictures because of their emotions and tears affecting their makeup, facial expressions, ect. If you aren’t going for the traditional ‘first look’ then I would suggest getting the pictures you want in the location you want and removing the potential heavy emotions that could occur during the ceremony.
Post # 7
That’s what we did! We wanted pics outside and it was going to be dark out after our ceremony, so we did them all before hand (and very few after, so that we were able to get to the party faster!)
Post # 8
Thanks ladies! I figured it would be a great time for Mr. Tacos and I to get awesome photos with our bridesmaids and groomsmen before being barraged by family. I think we’ll rent a limo for everyone and make our way to the venue for the ceremony after that point. I’m glad to hear it’s not outlandish!
Post # 9
That’s what we did, and it was the best decision we made! After the ceremony, my husband and I went on yichud (a traditional break alone for the couple in Jewish ceremonies) and then we were able to go see our friends!
I was so frustrated while we took all of our group photos, I’m glad that I was able to kick loose and relax after the ceremony. It gave us the chance to enjoy being married, without worrying about why so and so had wandered off and whether we’d gotten enough photos with grandma before she got grumpy and left.
Post # 10
Totally reasonable! :o) I love it. Have fun, just plan for more time than you think you’ll need.