(Closed) What to do what to DO!

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Can you do hors d’oeuvres while they’re waiting?  Or come up with activities to fill the time?  We are doing a reception program, which has a quiz about us, a list of photo scavenger hunt pictures to try to capture, and we’re also having a photo booth.  Could you do a DIY photo booth to provide some entertainment?

Are you doing ALL of your pictures after the ceremony or just you both?  30 minutes doesn’t seem like enough time for photography, just to give you a heads up.  We’re doing a first look, but even so, we allotted an hour for our pictures, an hour for bridal party, and an hour for family pictures.  It might be over kill, but you want to allow for more rather than less time.  These types of events eat up time like you wouldn’t believe!

Post # 4
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know if this will work for you, but, we’re planning to take pictures with our party (fi with groomsmen, me with bm) before the ceremony.  Plus you can get in the shots with your parents without seeing each other.  Then if you do a quick half hour before dinner with the two of you together it should be fine.  Our wedding is going to start at 5 – reception at 6:30 – we will arrive at 7:15 with dinner at 7:30.  If you set out some sort of hors d’oeuvre and have a DJ entertaining your guests it should be fine. 🙂 

Post # 5
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am going to do my reception right after my ceremony. Fiance and I will get anounced at our reception, then go straight to eating. When everyone is eating we are going to escape for photos.

Post # 6
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you schedule some picture taking ahead of the ceremony? Any pictures that don’t involve you and the groom in the same pic at the same time?

You could do pics of your family, pics of you and the maids, pics of him and the groomsmen, and pics of him and his family. Then after the wedding you do pics of the two of  you, the whole wedding party together, and pics of the 2 of you with both sets of parents.

I would still allow more than 30 minutes for the pics after the ceremony.

People are used to having to wait while pictures are taken. Just have plenty of cool drinks, and they willl be fine. It is better to have a realistic amount of time scheduled for picture taking than have everything else behind schedule and caterers trying to hold your meal.

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