Here are some suggestions to help make formal groups moment smoothly as possible :
- For group family shots, plan for about 5 minutes per photo for shots with fewer than 14 people, about 10 minutes per photo for shots with more than 14 people. It always takes some time to gather people together and pose them so that everyone can be seen, etc. Please make a list of the groups and of the people you want in it, considering the time we will need and the time we will have on your wedding day. Mail the list to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as it's ready.
- Pre-assign a family member or friend who knows the people to be in the pictures to round them up for the photos. Getting people where they need to be for the photos is by far the most time consuming part of group shots.