Post # 1
Curious to hear what type of photos other brides are planning on taking (or have taken) with their entire bridal party. My fiance and I feel like we don’t need a ton of pictures with everyone but I’m feeling a bit indecisive. Would love feedback/suggestions! Thanks so much!
Post # 3
We’re keeping formal shots to a minimum, but will likely do:
groom + best man
bride + maid of honor
full party (including ushers + officiant, who is a dear friend)
groom + bride + officiant
Post # 4
Thanks for the feedback. We weren’t sure if it was strange to not want a lot of bridal party photos. We’d ratehr spend some time together with just the two of us and let the bridal party relax for a bit.
Post # 5
We’re not doing lots of photos either — just full party, guys by themselves, gals by themselves. And probably me with the guys.
Post # 6
We’re definitely on the same page. If we have time we may do some silly/fun shots in addition to the more formal ones, but are primarily interested in candids over formals. Basic wedding party shots + minimum family shots. Instead of doing all the combos, we’re going to ask our photographer to try and get some shots during the reception of key people, like FI’s grandmother (90 this summer) or of Fiance and his brother in a more casual setting. To us, those shots will be more fun/meaningful than the lineup of family. That said, we’re also having a small wedding, so it’s easier to catch certain combos of people.
Post # 7
To play devil’s advocate, I wonder if you are asking because you will feel like you have "missed out" years from now? I am hoping to take the following formal shots:
Me+MOH (my little sister)
Me with each Bridesmaid or Best Man
Groom with each Groomsmen
Some mixed goofy shots
We are going to take all of the pics that don’t involve the groom and I being together before the ceremony(We will arrive at 5 with only our dresses to put on and the ceremony is not until 7 ).
It will take a little longer, but it is my only day to get those shots! That being said, I love the idea of candid photos; there is something to be said for more time for those!!
Post # 8
Wow, Erin, that’s a LOT of pictures! Good point though, if you feel like you’ll be missing out on pictures, definitely take them.
For me though, I have enough posed pictures of me with my bridal party on Facebook that I don’t need to waste everyone’s time with another set just because we’re dressed up.
Post # 9
Erin, thank for the list. I’m going to take some shots with my bridesmaids prior to the ceremony and my FH will take some with groomsmen. After formal family photos we are going to take full bridal party shot but we aren’t going to go off site to take photos with the bridal party. That was the part we were unsure of. After talking through it we felt it was more important for us to have some time to take photos as a couple. We are high school sweethearts marrying after almost 11 years of dating. Since we are from the same city we are looking forward to heading to a spot that is significant to us both. Thanks again for everyone’s input… can’t wait for the big day this Saturday 🙂