Planning a wedding can be s-t-r-e-s-s-f-u-l. We get it. From hiring vendors, making alterations appointments, answering those questionnaires from your wedding photographer (wink, wink), and figuring out which wedding flowers you love, there are so many things to remember. But, Dave and I are here to help you succeed with a few simple things that you can do to ace your wedding day photos. Planning now can reduce some stress later, and our hopes are that by smashing tiny goals one baby step at a time, that next task of just making it to your wedding reception on time will be nothing short of a piece of cake. You got this. And, you more than likely have a calendar app on your phone that can create a reminder. But really, you got this.
We paired up with Richmond Weddings to write an article all about 8 simple things to do before your wedding that will make your wedding day photos amazing. Instead of turning it into a wedding day of checklist, we included recommendations for ways to check off these items now so that you do not have to remember to do them later. With a little delegation and some planning, accomplishing these simple tasks can really make your wedding day photos shine. Scroll down for a few tips, then click here to read our article in full on Richmond Weddings.
Tip #1: Enjoy the moment. As much as you can and are possibly able to, try to stop and enjoy your wedding day. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the million things that need to be done or should have been done prior to the ceremony. But, take a deep breath and remember that this is your wedding day. It is the start of a journey. Sure, it may be stressful (isn’t packing for vacation always stressful?) but you are in for a treat. Try to enjoy it.
Tip #2: Have all of your wedding rings together at your getting ready location so that your wedding photographer can photograph them. Usually, the best man is in charge of the rings. But, this is one tradition that we steer clear of just for a moment so that your wedding photographer can get that gorgeous ring shot. Once that is done, feel free to give them to your best whomever for safe keeping.
Tips #3: Have a copy of your invitation suite and any printed materials (like the wedding ceremony schedule) at your getting ready location. It seems so easy to remember, right? But, this is one thing that couples tend to forget on their wedding day. One way to remember to do this task is to assign it to someone to complete. If the best man is already in charge of dropping the rings off at the getting ready location, perhaps he can also be in charge of this. Or maybe a family member really wants to contribute to your wedding day, but you are all out of ideas. This is a good one to delegate that is small enough to not rock the boat of wedding planning, but also significant enough to really make difference.
Now that you have knocked these items out of the park, head on over to Richmond Weddings for the rest of our article on more easy ways to ace your wedding day photos.
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