(Closed) Unhappy Moms

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s your wedding. It’s late in the day but guests can eat something before they come. Gosh, dinner really can’t be served after 8! You have great ideas, don’t let them sway you 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Okay. A couple of ideas. First, you could take some of the photos before the ceremony to cut down on rushing through them in 15 minutes. Second, maybe you could make little snack packs for the kids to munch on during the ceremony? Who doesn’t love Cheerios and Goldfish? Or grapes for something less crunchy sounding 😉 That is pretty late for the little ones. As a stepmother of a 4-1/2 year old though, I would either find a sitter for him (his bedtime is 7:30) so as to avoid meltdown city, or if I had to bring him I would definitely make sure he ate dinner before we left the house!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would definately do as many pictures as possible before the ceremony. If you don’t want to see your husband before the ceremony, try to get as many pictures without each other that you can. Maybe having a first look & just doing all the pictures before the ceremony would be a good solution for everyone?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

..another suggestion is to have as many pictures as you can done before the ceremony. You can do all of you pictures with your family before the ceremony. The same with him and his family….and vice versa. If you don’t want to see your Fiance before the ceremony…just save those pics for afterwards.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I ditto you taking as many pics as possible before your ceremony. It will help the time crunch and hopefuly the mom’s will be able to get the traditional shots they want.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

what photos do your moms want taken?  Can these be taken before the ceremony?  Or if they’re really adamant about it, ask them to pay more for the photographer (more hours, more money) & take them after the dinner has been served.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Mamasita2004: yep, I stick by my suggestion.  Some could be taken before, IF logistics allow you & your BMs to get there early (this affects the schedule of the hairstylists/make-up artist & the schedule of your transportation – if it costs more to have them around longer): FH with BMs, FH w/ groomsmen, you with groomsmen, you with BMs.  The rest, I’d suggest at the reception & have your moms deal with getting these people together or have them coordinate with the coordinator to do so…it shouldn’t be something for you to worry about if you don’t want it & they’re not paying for it.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Well, I’m sure you won’t miss them, the idea is that your mom and your aunts etc. will miss those picture to hang on their walls next to their collection of family member’s wedding pictures.  🙂  And when some of those relatives are gone, it will be nice to have those pictures.

But, how about taking some after dinner?  There’s no law against it.  Maybe just schedule four or so big shots (sides of families) during the dancing.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We had a crazy list of people and we did pictures beforehand.  There were fits thrown from DH’s side but it’s what we did and it worked great for us. We had pics we wanted to take during the reception and completely forgot about them.

Since your Fiance doesn’t want to do the first look, do all the pictures you can without seeing each other (you with various people and him with various people) and then after the ceremony do them with the two of you.  But make it known to everyone to stay put and be available to get this done.

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