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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Well I guess technology has moved on making that easier - my dads mate had a large format chemical film camera so he had to stop and reload every couple of minutes.

    I reluctantly got a gig as video cameraman for a mate and I wasn't confident/pushy enough to get good shots, and didn't actually realise when the ceremony had started (it was a relatively laid back civil wedding) it's not been forgotten.
    But the ceremony starts when the bridesmaids appear I m sure the couple will forgive you in time technology does making everything much easier these days
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    But the ceremony starts when the bridesmaids appear I m sure the couple will forgive you in time technology does making everything much easier these days
    There were no bridesmaids
    six people total
    happy couple
    one small child (belonging to the above)
    me (also witnessing)
    another witness
    registrar
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    It's your wedding, your rules.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    There were no bridesmaids
    six people total
    happy couple
    one small child (belonging to the above)
    me (also witnessing)
    another witness
    registrar
    I can understand why you got confused then, sounds like a lovely small affair
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    I find it interesting that over here in The UK, its common, almost a given that you invite extra people to the evening reception and keep numbers small for the ceremony and meal but after talking to a friend I have over in America, its deemed as the height of rudeness over there to do that. Its interesting to hear people's view on it, both here and anywhere else
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I find it interesting that over here in The UK, its common, almost a given that you invite extra people to the evening reception and keep numbers small for the ceremony and meal but after talking to a friend I have over in America, its deemed as the height of rudeness over there to do that. Its interesting to hear people's view on it, both here and anywhere else
    Their etiquette for weddings does differ from ours in several ways - I remember reading a US wedding forum and they were discussing cash bars. Lots of the people on there were saying if you can't afford to pay for ALL the drinks for the whole wedding, you should have a dry wedding rather than a cash bar - I think that would go down like a lead balloon over here!
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    I've been invited to just wedding receptions before (or other times to both ), never bothered me tbh think it just depends on how big the place is where you're getting married to invite extra people


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    A few people will be snobby about only being invited to an evening reception, but most people just like the idea of a party and want to wish the couple well/see the dress!
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