Planning a wedding is stressful with so many aspects to take into consideration. All those stressful days & months of hard work will come down to your wedding day. To keep the memory of your Wedding day alive you will need good wedding photos. Therefore, if you are stressful not looking great, you might not like your wedding photos. So let’s talk about how to look best in your wedding photos
To make a moment memorable, you need to be present. Since you are planning your wedding day, all the vendors know you. You have been their first point of contact. As hosts, you for your guests. How can you be present on your big day and ensure it all goes well? Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your wedding day, so you can be present and look best in your wedding photos.
Do an Engagement Session
Engagement sessions are so important. Most of the time, your photographer will have it included in their packages. It is more than just a photo session. Firstly, it’s an opportunity to know your photographer and be in front of the camera. Secondly, the photographer will know how you are as a couple & what you don’t like when being in front of the camera. Lastly, it is time for some fun and gets some beautiful photos. These photos can be your save-the-date invitations, guest books or just your engagement photos.
Wedding Day timelines
Having a wedding day timeline helps the planning process as well as for the day to go smoothly. You don’t need a strict timeline, but a generic one will help. Sometimes, couples don’t know how to start wedding planning. So during our initial consultation call, we create timelines that help with the planning. In this call, we want our couples to identify what they don’t want in their wedding and build a structure for the day.
Let’s talk about how to look good in wedding photos. It all depends on your timeline. Good photos take time. Give your photographers enough time so they can do their best. For example, coordinate your photography timelines with your hair and make-up team to ensure everyone is ready to take photos when the photographer arrives. Allow at least 30 minutes as a buffer time to complete your bridal look, which will give you extra time if there is a delay.
Another example, give Photographers enough time to set up when starting your reception. You might be running late but make sure they are ready with their set-up for the photos. Lastly, include travel times in your timelines. Leave a buffer for delays due to traffic.
Delegation of tasks goes a long way on your wedding day. As a host, you have booked wedding vendors and planned the entire day. If you are the person running the show, you can’t be present on your wedding day. So delegate tasks to family and bridesmaids. Assign a person as a point of contact for all the vendors. They need to know everything you have planned so they can run the show. If you want a friend or a family to manage the day, we recommend hiring a planner or a day-of coordinator. They will help manage the day without any issues.
Here are some of the tasks you can delegate
- Manage timelines and coordinate with the vendors.
- Keep the bridal room clean.
- A helper for you. For example, this person will be helping with the dress if you need one, will tag along for photo sessions and will ensure you stay hydrated.
Schedule your Wedding day Portrait session during the Golden hour
With longer days and the wedding timelines, we understand that it is not always with longer days and the wedding timelines, we understand that it is not always possible to have the wedding day portraits during the golden hour. For our couples, we usually recommend doing a 30-minute session after the ceremony and sneaking out for a quick 30-minute session during the golden hour. It will help them have some photos in beautiful lighting conditions
Remember to take time just for you two.
With the timelines, guests and vendors, your wedding day will go by quickly. When you look back, you will have great memories with friends & family. We also encourage you to have a special memory where it is just you two. It is necessary to take a moment for yourself and schedule time just for both of you. Go away from the guests for a coffee, ice cream, or milkshake. Create a beautiful memory that will hold special forever. Remember, the wedding day is all about you both.
How do these make us look best in Wedding Photos?
All the above will help you plan your wedding day better. It will make you have fun and be present on your wedding day. When your photographer captures the photos, it will show how you are in the moment in the photographs. All of these will make you look the best in your wedding photos.