Sounds simple, but this almost always never happens. You mean to plan for a great big “everybody picture,” but you just don’t seem to find time between the business of the whole day. Why not actually stop everything for a second during the party, and create a memory that will last a lifetime?
Last week, we actually took time out of the fast-pace dancing to set up a time-slot where everybody lined up for a group shot, behind the bride and groom. The shots were incredible!
If you have a decent disc jockey, you can easily make this a fun activity. You do have to be careful with this, because any stop in pace can slow things down. This is why the bride and groom had their DJ do announce the photo opportunity immediately after the cake cutting sequence.
It seems to me that the extra three minutes were, in fact easy to recover from. Everybody stayed right out on the dance floor and moved right into a fast dance.
When planning your wedding, you spend a lot of time looking for ideas. Often those magazines, websites, and uncatalogued have beautiful things, but they are WAY over budget.
While some people really like to check out Pinterest these days, I also suggest checking out flickr for wedding ideas. You can get ideas for decorating the venue, the cake, the favors, how to pose for photos, everything. Flickr lets ANYONE post their photos and you don’t have to have an account.
This web site really is great to see what people are actually doing (not just what the magazines want them to be doing).
Here are some great photos on flickr that can get your mind cranking about what IS possible: