Ok I was talking to my mom about the day of the wedding stuff and she said something that kind of made me go "what the ?". I have a 5pm start time
I am leaving at about 8:45 to get one of my bridesmaids and head to the salon for her hair and makeup appt at 10:30. I get my hair and makeup done from 12-2. Other bridesmaid shows up at 2 for makeup and we head to venue (10 mins away).
Arrive at venue around 2:30 - 2:45.
Photographer shows up at 3:00 and I get dressed and ready by 3:30.
At 3:30 I take pictures with my bridesmaids, parents, and siblings.
From 4:00 to 4:30 the guys will take pics like above.
I'll be in hiding from 4 to 5 which is the start time.
My mom said that I am not normal for getting ready from 3 to 3:30 because than I have to stand for 2 hours in my dress because if I sit it will wrinkle and be all ugly down the back!?!? The only reason I did my pics at 3:30 was to avoid being seen by guests who might show up a tad early ( venue is on the other side of town and with traffic it could take about 45 minutes total since it is a weekday wedding) I didn't think it would be a big deal to sit for a little bit in my dress and it wouldn't be "ruined" so to speak. Thought?