Jordan Alexandra
Jordan Alexandra 8 Apr 2018

ok so I am only having the 1 photographer. He will be with us (ladies) from...

ok so I am only having the 1 photographer. He will be with us (ladies) from early on for getting ready photos. what about the blokes side? they wont have any pics. is that ok? we will be about 3 or 4 miles apart so not ideal to go back and forth. any help or ideas? thank you

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

We were only a mile or 2 so our videographer went and took some video footage for us of him getting ready etc xx

Mandy Houston
Mandy Houston 9 Apr 2018

Well you could ask someone in the wedding party to take them . X

Alanna May
Alanna May 9 Apr 2018

How about you give a camera to the father of the groom or best man?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

I know some photographers mock up the photos later in the day as the brides dressing is harder to replicate again. :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

My OH is getting ready at his brothers house not far from our venue, we also have just one photographer who will be at the venue with myself and my bridesmaid as we are staying there the night before, I’ve asked my OH and his best men to leave their button holes off until they arrive and to arrive a bit early, then photographer and videographer can get them on camera putting them on at least and get photos of the grooms party before the ceremony

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

I have the same problem except the guys are getting ready at the reception venue about 12 miles away from us ladies... I was thinking of giving the FoG, Best Man and 2 Ushers a disposable each... x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

Ask the men to get to the venue early and have their group shots done then. I don't 5hink the men need "getting ready" shots.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

Plenty of people at the venue to take some photos. So many phones take amazing pics...I'm sure you will get a good few. Besides....bot sure men would want to be photographes getting ready. My fiance wouldnt anyway!

Sian Evans
Sian Evans 9 Apr 2018

I'm only having one photographer and were going to be nearly 20 miles apart and he's coming to us women first and then going to the church to meet the men yo get some of them xx

Kayleigh Hulse
Kayleigh Hulse 9 Apr 2018

The best thing to do is speak to your photographer. It won't be the first time they've come across this so they will have some ideas for you x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

I only had the one photographer with the girls so my husband's groomsmen took photos of their morning just using their phones & ended up having lovely ones

Angie Norris
Angie Norris 9 Apr 2018

im ggettin the guys to take some on their phones x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

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Belinda Ann Welbourne
Belinda Anne Bingley 9 Apr 2018

Mines popping to local pub near venue to meet my H2b and his best men to get some shots there give me an hour of no camera in my face x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

We only had one with us girls at the hotel. Hubby & groomsmen got prepped at his mums place. They just took pictures of themselves. It wasn't missed. Us girls had far more fun anyway!

Rae Helm
Rae Helm 9 Apr 2018

As one half of a wedding photography business I would suggest talking to your photographer. They’ll probably leave you a little early to get to your ceremony venue and get some lovely interaction of your groom and groomsmen at the venue... your photographer will be able to tell you what they’ll be able to achieve, that’s their job!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

My photographer said he was going to take photos of us then shoot over to the men and then get some photos of them, then back to us. The day before my wedding he said he wasn’t doing it as we had someone filming. I wasn’t hAppy at all. Wasn’t happy all round really should of choose better. But if the video there was so many things that would of been so nice to have as a picture I haven’t got one picture of the men getting ready being ready, and that included my 2 sons too!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2018

Our home (and the church) and venue (where I am getting ready) are 40 mins drive apart. The photographer is going to photograph the guys doing buttonholes etc at the church before I arrive.

Saira Bugtti
Saira Bugtti 9 Apr 2018

I'd say brides side is more important. Just have someone take a few photos of him

Teresa Burns
Teresa Burns 10 Apr 2018

Get the groomsmen to take photos of groom getting ready. Then him waiting for your arrival and ask someone to capture his face when he sees you walking towards him in your dress. Grooms faces are great and often missed as most turn to watch the bride.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Apr 2018

We had 2 photographers but my husband didn't want someone at the house. When he arrived one of the photographers went downstairs and did groomsmen shots and loads of shots of the men that were perfect x

Michaela Sharp
Michaela Sharp 10 Apr 2018

Most phones have a great camera now just ask the groomsmen to take some snaps too

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Apr 2018

As I’m a photographer, I offer a 2nd photographer, and there job is to photograph the groom and all his mates, capture the guest arriving and doing candid shots whilst the group shots and the bride and groom shot are being taken.

Amy Chester
Amy Chester 11 Apr 2018

We had 2 (it was all in the package) & the pictures fab of the men getting ready at the venue, enjoying a few drinks, greeting the guests as they arrived, there’s even one of my hubby hoovering the room as they were setting up 😂 what about hiring a local college student? I’m sure my friend had one that only cost very little for the whole wedding and the pics were fab! xx

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 12 Apr 2018

I am not bothered about having getting ready pictures, think it would make me very self conscious. So hoping the photographer meets me at registry office instead.. lol.. i hate having pics done as it is..

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Apr 2018

I asked my h2b if he wanted the photographer to pop in to his mum's to take photos and he said no the photographer also said that she's been to the guy side before to take pictures but they don't really like and find it awkward (especially as she's female!) So she will be with my bridal party all morning

Jody Marie
Jody Marie 18 Apr 2018

Could the photographer do some kind of make up 'getting ready' shots when the boys arrive at the venue? Like doing their ties up, putting shoes on etc ..

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 May 2018

All of the buttonholes were delivered to us girls in the morning so my dad and brother drove the photographer to the men which was a 20 mins drive. Pictures with the men and then back to the women.
There are only so many pics you can get of makeup.

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