One of the most important aspects of the wedding is the photography. A lot of times, with the chaos of details that a wedding brings, you forget to take a moment to soak in the experience. With these “wedding blinders” or craziness that prevents you from taking a moment to relax, you can miss things like the way the aisle looks when you’re strutting down, or the way the sun sets during the reception.
Luckily, you can have a crazy day AND look back and see the small details you may have missed with an excellent photographer. Often times, though, you have to know the details of your wedding in order to better direct your photographer to have a successful shoot.
How do you know what the best order of events is, though? From the perspective of a bride, the order of your day (depending on your “style of the wedding”) is something you’ll share with bridesmaids and family, and especially the photographer.
Your photographer should be accounted at:
- Pre-venue pictures (everything is set up, no people around)
- Hair/nail appointments
- Limo ride to the venue
- Pictures at the venue with the bridal party (or any favorite stops on the way, ex. You and your partner love McDonald’s, so you stop for a picture with a milkshake on the way)
- Bridesmaids and bride putting dresses/shoes/jewelry on
- Groomsman preparing their suits
- “First-look” with your partner
- Father/daughter first-look
- …anything from walking down the aisle to the dance floor!
Make yourself a “run of show” that goes over each aspect of your wedding, it will help ease your nerves… and your photographers! From recording addresses to all locations, to multiple contacts, your photographer can capture your day with as little stress as possible.