Many of the brides I meet with say how much they want candid photos of their wedding day...
and over time I’ve realized there are some key things every couple can do to help improve the chances for beautiful photos of candid moments at their wedding that are “Pinterest worthy.” Listed below are my top 5 tips for having an environment where beautiful candid moments and photos are captured!
1. Everyone important is in formal attire for the whole event
Believe it or not this one is trickier than it sounds. For many Oklahoma weddings, there’s a mix of formal and casual which means as soon as the “formal stuff” is over people want to be back in their “comfy” clothes or what I call street clothes.
My argument against people changing clothes during a wedding is very closely tied to beautiful candid wedding photos. This is because many of those happen before the ceremony, while everyone is getting ready and after the wedding ceremony at the reception. I’ve included a few examples of candid wedding photos and I want you to imagine if the people around the bride/groom weren’t wearing wedding attire.
2. Do things that make your wedding fun for you
70% of the emails I got this year were about rescheduling or canceling a wedding… So, I’d like to think I know a thing or two about how hectic and stressful it can be completely moving and restructuring a large event.
Here are 3 stress relieving tips on how to cut back your large wedding without canceling it, while keeping most of your deposits and still having a ceremony.
1. The hardest deposit to work with will be for your venue. They are under a lot of pressure for large events this year and while they will be as flexible as possible, they have to do what it takes to keep their business open. If you cannot host your large private event see if your venue is open to these options…
Small wedding ceremony, larger reception. Moving most of the guests to reception only status makes things easier because receptions are come and go, so there’s no guarantee on how many guests will be in a space at a given time. This can take a lot of pressure off you and the venue.
Use your time at the venue for amazing bride and groom portraits and send out some really cute “we eloped” cards! See if you can use your deposit toward access to the venue for a short ceremony and some amazing portraits that can be sent and posted to your wedding website
Writing vows can be a nerve-wracking process and are a task very easily pushed till the last minute, which makes you even more susceptible to writer’s block.
This procrastination, however, is as much a part of the writing process. Which means that if you’re so stuck that you have to turn to the internet for help, then you really must be desperate.
Here are a few tips that will help you write your vows without your partner ever finding out that you had to look it up -
The wedding season is here and you’re no closer to deciding on your bridesmaid's dress. Custom tailoring is too expensive. You don’t want to burden your group with added expenses either... what can you do?
Look online!! Affordable bridesmaid dresses are quite popular online. Maybe the elegant, sleek design you have been looking for has been under your nose all this time.
Wanting to GLOW for your wedding day? Getting a grip on your skin situation, wherever you are on the spectrum right now, will help you feel extra confident when your big day comes.
And, let’s face it, all of the weeks and months leading up to it. With fresh, minimal makeup on trend, having great skin is a must. Perfection, of course, is never the goal, but skin that makes you feel great even without an ounce of makeup on is always a good thing.
Give one of these five bridal skincare hacks a go and watch your skin transform!
Your wedding is the most beautiful and important day of your life. You’ve been looking for your soulmate for a long time but you’ve probably imagined your perfect wedding day for even longer.
Once you’re engaged, planning a wedding can easily start to consume all of your thoughts and energy 😆
And why not!? Your wedding is absolutely your time to celebrate, and it’s a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life, which means all of those details can quickly start to feel monumental. And, unfortunately, what started as wonderful and exciting can begin to manifest into something super stressful.
Thankfully, there are ways you can manage the stresses of wedding planning.
While everyone will have an opinion about what makes a wedding reception awesome, there is someone’s opinion you really should listen to -and that’s the photographer, especially if you’re investing in professional photos.
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