Here are a few last minute tips for the Big Day to prepare a few days before your wedding:
1. Select the location where you’re getting ready with care.
Here’s a secret to making sure your skin looks effortlessly beautiful on film and photos: natural lighting! Artificial lights tend to make things look green or yellow on film so try to select a comfortable and uncluttered space where lots of natural light are coming in. Most of the time, it’s by a window. Trust us, it will make a WORLD of a difference in your photos and videos!
2. If possible, try to have all of your wedding details (dress, shoes, jewelry, all of your rings, bouquet, garter, veil, invitations, etc.) before we and your photographer/s arrive.
This will ensure that we shoot them efficiently so we have more time to focus on capturing your fun, candid moments. We’ll make sure we’ll return them, don’t worry.
3. Oh and take the price tags and stickers off your shoes, even those found inside.
The last thing you want to see is a price tag in the shot of your wedding shoes. Unless you want to show them off….well, go on with yo’ bad self! ;)
4. Eat a snack before you put on your wedding dress or formal attire.
It may be hectic and you may be nervous, but it will be a while before you have the opportunity to nourish yourself during the reception. In fact, you’ll probably be hungry after the wedding is over too (we learned this the hard way on our own wedding day, you guys!). You can ask your caterer to pack you an extra meal for later so you have something to take back with you to your suite. Thou shalt not be hangry on your wedding!
5. Let us know if there are any changes to your timeline as soon as you can.
Suddenly thinking of exchanging gifts or doing a first look with your dad? Keep us on the loop as soon as possible! This is very important as this will help us make sure we don’t miss any moment.
6. Don’t worry about time – really!
We’ll team up with your photographer and planner (if you have one) to keep you on schedule as possible, but your job is to enjoy your day. If that means things run a little late because you’re having a great time, then don’t worry about it!
7. For brides: review your dress bustle
Believe it or not, this is one of the biggest “time-sucks” we’ve ever seen at weddings! It’s probably a while before since you picked your dress and tried out the bustle. Some dress shops give instructions for the bustle and some don’t. Fight out a bustle on the day of a wedding can take up to 30 minutes, so try it out beforehand and make sure you know how it works and that a bridesmaid or a family member does too.
8. Last one: hold hands during your ceremony
This is probably a super weird tip, right? Sometimes people forget to tell you these things, but it looks super awkward during your ceremony photos AND videos if you are standing 5 feet apart and not touching somehow. To encourage the little giggles, small glances, and romance (rawr) during the ceremony, make sure you hold hands together.
Those are all and we seriously CANNOT wait to film your wedding!!