Wedding Couple shots BEFORE the Ceremony?
Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:19 PM
We just dont want all of our guests waiting around, and more than that, we dont want to be missing out the party...
Is anyone else thinking of doing that?
Did anyone already do this? Did it work?
My only hesitation is that I miss out on that moment when my FI's sees me walking down the aisle for the first time...
Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:27 PM
On the other hand, you will still party it up later! Your guests will totally understand the "waiting" as it is usually the way it is as weddings anyways. I think guests generally expect the bridal party to be MIA for a little while after the ceremony.
It would also depend on your ceremony time and reception start time- do you know when those are yet?
Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:28 AM
Our proposed schedule would be:
2:00pm Getting ready photos in rooms
3:00pm traditional wedding shots of bridal party and couple on the beach and in the gardens
4:30pm - 5:15pm Congratulations and group photos of guests with bride and groom
5:15pm - all guest to reception venue for cocktail food and drinks - photos of darren and I alone on the beach until sunset
6:15pm bridal couple arrive at reception venue
Speeches and Cake cutting
7:00pm mains served
7:30pm first dance and dance floor opens (live cover band)
9:15pm woodfire pizzas (late night snack)
10:15pm last drinks
10:30pm - everyone heads upstairs to the balcony nightclub for the afterparty.
For anyone that has been married - am I being completely naive with this schedule?? I'm totally expecting it to go off course, and i'm not the kind of person to stress about it - its more to have before hand as a guide for all the staff and photographer and band...
Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:49 PM
Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:13 PM
All I have is ceremony 2pm and reception 7 pm. probably will have cocktail hour in between as there is so much time.
I don't think it's an unreasonable schedule, but it might be tight. I am sure it will be fine and sounds like it will be lots of fun.
Would you just include your FI on the pics with bridal party if you did them before?
Although you might be missing out on some "party time" you might actually enjoy the time just the two of you as newlyweds after your ceremony for a few minutes rather than being around your group?
Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:36 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:31 PM
We still had a few more pics to do after the ceremony but they didn't take too long. If we had saved all the photos for after the wedding, we would've missed cocktail hour all together.
Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:30 PM
I already know my parents will flip as this is not "traditonal" but when I get to the resort I'll have to find a secret spot to meet my groom at.
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