When you skip your getting ready session because of time constraints or because your photographer charges hourly and you thought he is going to document your function, so he will get a picture of your dress, you are wrong. Getting ready for the session is not only an opportunity to document you while you are getting your makeup done. It adds more details to your wedding by photographing your outfits, shoes, and your rings before the session. These are all details that are important factors of your wedding. The same goes for the groom too. Years from now, these are reminders of how well you had planned your day and you won’t want to miss them.
Yes! As your wedding photographer and film team, we are all ears. I have noticed that We often tell our brides that we are here to talk. We won’t be in the business if we didn’t hear our clients’ needs. And believe me, clients do need more than a wedding photographer. So, I insist that you talk to your wedding photographer. If you have wedding videography assigned to a different team, make sure you communicate well. This includes details on how you like their work, what all you would like to include in your wedding, and things that are special to you. When documenting weddings, time goes by fast and it’s hard to keep everything in mind. It will be surprising to see how few family pictures you had or pictures with your guest who traveled so far to see you. Important people in your family must also be discussed with your wedding documentation team, including your friends and close family that you want to be captured.
Before you start for your wedding, make sure you have your essential kit with you. Hand it to your maid of honor or your sister so she will have it when you need them. Include makeup essentials in them- Bobby pins, double-sided tapes, Powder, concealer, lipsticks, blotting paper, perfume, pain killers, band-aid, wet wipes- I’m sure by now you have an idea of what your wedding essentials can be.
This is the only time that you will be having your wedding cake! So, have it. Get your bite on it after the initial wedding cake cutting photographs and spend some time enjoying it. Most brides have to be up early for their hair and makeup and might not get the time to have a proper breakfast. Skipping the rest of your meal and having to dance at your reception can all lower your energy. Try to grab and go if you don’t find the time to eat a meal.
Heels are awesome! But it is so relieving for your feet to dance in those sneakers of yours. So pack a sneaker and use them to rock the floor. These come in handy if you have an outdoor photoshoot too. Hike in your sneakers and when you reach the location, switch into your heels for that glam pictures. Your feet will thank you for it!
The wedding day is fun and exciting. But at one point we all get tired and exhausted. When booking your honeymoon suite, make sure you have room service, so you won’t have to think about that walk for breakfast. Also, order extra services like a bottle of champagne and some desserts to treat yourself.
Take some dance lessons at least 2 months before your wedding. You are going to be the center of attention during your first dance as newlyweds. And with the spotlight- it’s not surprising for brides to regret not taking some lessons or practicing the dance steps.
Hiring professionals may cost you more. But, it is a one-time investment. They work to make sure you have your day documented in their style, without missing any details. The videography they deliver will be touching in many ways as they are professionals, observing you and capturing and editing for best outcomes keeping you and your story central. This is your wedding and these are pictures that you’d want to go back to. Services that are low ball can be low in quality as well. There is a reason why they charge you- they have invested much in their gear. The time they spend on post-production is also included when they charge you. Most brides don’t consider this and go with the so-called affordable options. Affordability comes with its consequences too.
Delays do happen in real-time weddings. Always have a backup plan when things don’t go your way. Make the most of your wedding venue as you are paying for their services. For this, plan and manage your time. Your event organizer will call and work on such delays. You may also ask a family member to call the vendors and update them on delays. Especially with Limo drivers, who may be stuck at the wedding venue in a crowded area if your exit from the venue was delayed.