I'm not sure if this is the correct board for such a question, but I'll give it a shot.
My wedding is going to be in the morning in a little chapel (so pretty by the way). We are keeping things very traditional and my fiance and I will not see each other before the wedding. Before the wedding we'll take getting ready picks and each family alone, and bridal party, etc. After the ceremony the rest of the pics. Now, here's the problem I'm having with logistics. The reception is a few miles away at a different location. The photographers are going to be with the bridal party taking pictures and then they will need to take pictures at the reception location before the guests settle in, tables, decorations, etc.
How is this handled? What do the guests do in a situation like this? It's an early morning wedding and we are not having a cocktail hour/serving hors d'oeuvres. And it's a very small wedding, so all of the guests are actually immediate family members. Will they be fine watching us take pictures at the chapel? Maybe including everyone for a few shots? (It's would be so great to have a family picture of our two families together) Or will they be fine waiting in the lobby area at the reception site and have the reception site people just keep them out of the dining area? I want everyone to feel comfortable, but it seems awkward with each situation.