Post # 1
I really want my guests to be able to wear formal clothes for my wedding because I always enjoy dressing up a ton, but I also want lots of wedding day pictures (like go to another site and have a photo shoot) and we don’t want him to see the dress before I come down the aisle. Would it be better to have a long break between the wedding in the morning and an evening reception or get back into the dress and take pictures the next day (and plan to keep the wedding party around an extra day)? does anyone have any other suggestions?
Post # 3
@Lilliette: you don’t need to do 2 days. that may be a bit much. also a LONNNGGG break is not neccissary. how about 3 hours. your guest can figure out what to do
Post # 4
Having a long break is a HORRIBLE idea – you’re leaving your guests to have nothing to do. If I was a guest and knew there’d be a long break I’d just skip the ceremony alltogether and I’m sure a lot of others would too. Instead: squeeze in as many photos with your bridal party/yourself/family members before the ceremony, and have a cocktail hour during which you take your portraits (extend it to 1.5 hrs if you really need to but then provide a game or something to do during that time for guests). You should have more than enough time to get all your shots in during that time.