(Closed) What do guests do while you get photos taken???

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Between something like a photo booth, your guest book, drinks and some music- your guests should be able to get along for an hour without you.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Would you be willing to do some photos before the ceremony, such as first look, if you’re concerned about the gap?

Are you providing the drinks from the bar? An hour and a half isn’t too much but it’s on the cusp when you’re just standing around with drinks and then to finally be seated and maybe wait through speeches and etc before dinner might make guests impatient. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we are having a photobooth and cocktail time at our place of reception. plus, out of town guests who will be staying in town is only a matter of seconds away from the church and reception area.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can you do some photos beforehand? That might cut it down to an hour, and then it can just be during cocktail hour. Even if you don’t want a first look, you could do bride w/ bridesmaids, groom w/groomsman, bride with immediate family, groom with immediate family etc.

We did a first look and did all of our pictures before the ceremony. That way, we got to spend cocktail hour with the guests, which was really nice!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We a having cornhole and ladder golf. We also will have our guestbook displayed pretty prominently during this time, and are setting up iPads with photo slideshows.

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