Hey blog followers! Here is a great article published last week by Pure Wow, 13 Real Brides Share Their Best-Ever Wedding Advice. Most relate to being on time and planning your time wisely. Here re some of my favorite advice from real brides.
DON’T: CREATE A LAUNDRY LIST OF FAMILY SHOTS
“I wish I didn’t give our photographer a list of 50 (literally) photos that I wanted during our two-hour photo session on our wedding day. Between rounding up kids and waiting for people to show up, it took up the whole time and I didn’t get as many candid or unique pics as I would have liked.”
Instead, let your photographer focus on getting great candid shots of your guests and their reaction to the moments and events of the day.
DO: SPLURGE ON DECORATIVE LIGHTING
“I got married at a historic home and twinkly lights strung up on the dance floor ceiling, on the porch, and bordering the lawn really got the place into party mode. The lights were just so soft, pretty and magical. And while they certainly weren’t free (I rented the lights from my florist and paid to have her hang them since she knew the layout of the venue well), they made a far bigger impact than any other craft project or floral arrangement of equal value.”
DO: MENTION THAT YOU’D LIKE SOME SUNSET PICS
“One of the things I’m happiest about is telling our photographer that we wanted to take photos at sunset/dusk. He tapped us on the shoulders and we slipped out during the dancing to get some quick shots with the sun setting over the lake.”
DON’T: FORGET TO PUT A PHOTO DEADLINE INTO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER CONTRACT
“We loved our photos, but it took us forever—as in, almost five months—to get them. I would recommend putting a date in your initial contract with your photographer with an exact time frame for when you will receive them.”