Please let us know in advance if there are any family dynamics that we should be aware of on the wedding day! For example, deaths in the family, divorce or remarriages are particularly helpful to know so that we can be respectful, sensitive, and pose your family groupings appropriately.
Let us know of any sensitive family dynamics
This person has a copy of the photo list and is in charge of making sure that your family members know when they are up next. You will be amazed at how efficient and smooth family pictures can be with the right person in this role. We recommend choosing someone who is a personal attendant or good friend to assist with this process. Avoid selecting your parents for this role. While we love them, parents often get into host mode and caught in conversations with relatives and friends attending the wedding that can distract them from the tasks of a photo wrangler. Personal attendants, ushers, and aunts often are great for a role like this.
Designate a Photo Wrangler
Family pictures do not need to include every single possible combination. We think it is important that you think about which groupings are most important to you as a couple first, then share the list with your parents to find out if they have any hidden expectations or requests. To limit there being too many photo requests during family portraits that could derail the timeline, please let your families know we are happy to also do other informal groups together at the reception. When they ask us, we'll encourage them to gather them together and tap us on the shoulder when they're ready to take the picture with you!
Set and manage family expectations