So we have a photographer booked for only our ceremony, to get all the family and wedding party pictures. I have gotten my FI to agree to a first look, but we don't want to spend the two hours before the ceremony taking monotonous photos. I feel like it will ruin the moment if we HAVE to get all these pictures taken before hand.
Ceremony starts at 5, we have our photographer booked from 3 to 7. That's two hours before the ceremony, and one maybe one and a half after. Dinner starts at 7, and I'm pretty firm on this because we have a hosted cocktail hour from 5:30-7:00. We once waited at a reception for two and half hours for the B&G to finish all their pictures.
My only thoughts are that if we do the first look first and the family photos for the next two hours, its going to be hot, boring and monotonous. But then we could do the Wedding party after the ceremony, and our personal pictures. We want to include up to aunts and uncles on both sides, but we don't want to ask all his close family to show up two hours early to the ceremony. I just don't know what the normal process to do all these darn pictures is. How do you fit all these photos into the 'cocktail hour' if you don't do the first look??