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Makayla
Just Said Yes May 2022

Photo advice!

Makayla, on July 8, 2020 at 10:04 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 1 12
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I’m needing some advice on photos!


So, I’m not going to see my fiancé until I walk down the aisle so our photos will be almost directly after the ceremony. Does anyone have any tips on what to do for our guests so they aren’t just waiting around forever for us to get back inside?!

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    That’s when people have a cocktail or social hour
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  • Stacey
    Dedicated May 2021
    Stacey ·
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    Usually this is when cocktail hour & hors d'oeuvres are scheduled.

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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
    Erin Online ·
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    We did a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and a magic mirror photo booth.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    Cocktail hour. I would take your photos with the bridesmaids and have your fiancé take his with groomsmen before the ceremony though to limit how many you have to take afterwards. Then you can just do a big group shot after the ceremony.
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  • Makayla
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Makayla ·
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    Thank you, ladies! ❤️
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  • Caitlyn
    Dedicated October 2021
    Caitlyn ·
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    I'm not doing a first look either! I want the magic of my FW seeing me for the first time as I walk down the aisle. I was at first really bummed about missing cocktail hour, especially since I've been to a few that were quite boring. (Bar bar, bad music xD) We're having a rustic barn wedding and we're going to include a corn hole set up and a large game of tic tac toe on one of the tables for those who want to part take. (: My fiance and I are very into games, be it cornhole, card games, sports, etc.

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  • Makayla
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Makayla ·
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    Oh, yes! That’s also a great idea! Thank you!
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  • Erin
    Dedicated May 2021
    Erin ·
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    I am planning on having party games available for guests while we do pics after the ceremony ... Apples to Apples, The game of things, exploding kittens, scatagories, my boyfriend and i am very much into gaming and so are most of our guests
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  • Ralusher
    Beginner April 2021
    Ralusher ·
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    We will actually do the same thing... after the ceremony we will go outside and take pictures while our guests wait and we then will start the open bar.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Cocktails, appetizers, music and mingling.
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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I would also recommend taking separate bridal party photos and any photos you want of just you with certain family and just him with certain family before the family. Then after the ceremony, you'd take full bridal party photos, full family photos, and photos of just the two of you. By doing some photos prior to the ceremony, this will cut down on time spent taking photos during cocktail hour.
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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
    Marisa ·
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    Yep, what everyone said is true, usually guests go to cocktail hour after the ceremony and that’s when you would take pictures. Mind you, you may not be apart of cocktail hour since you’re waiting to do most if not all pictures during that time.

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