There are plenty of photos you have probably considered taking on your wedding day. From getting ready, the ceremony to pictures with your family and of course with the groom but what about the ladies that are helping you and have helped throughout the entire wedding planning process? While you know you'll have some time to take group shots of the entire bridal party you'll want to make sure you have these photos with your bridesmaids as you get ready on your big day.
1. Showcase The Back of the Dress
The back of a wedding dress is hidden with beautiful details you'll want to capture. You can pose with all of the bridesmaids to show off their dresses as well or have some great close ups of the bridesmaids helping button, zipper or lace up the back of your dress.
2. First Look With The Bridesmaids
You have heard about the first look for the bride and groom but what about when the bridal party sees the bride for the first time? The bride's first reveal to her bridal party can result in some emotional and memorable photo opportunities.
3. Having Fun
As you are getting ready everyone's nerves are a little on edge because everyone wants to look their best. There will be moments when you just need to let loose to relax a little and having a little dance party, jumping on the bed or just being silly are moments that can make for great photo opportunities.
4. Matching Robes or Shirts
Most brides will have getting ready attire for their bridesmaids and you'll want to capture everyone in their cute and thoughtful pre-wedding wear.
5. Bouquets and Bridesmaids Dresses
Bouquets won't last a lifetime but the pictures you have of them will. The bridesmaids and bride bouquet shot is one that you will want to have. There are many ways you can showcase the bouquets as well as the bridesmaid's dresses. From lining everyone up and holding their bouquets out to the camera or hiding their faces to forming a circle around the bride; this is another shot that you can get creative with.
6. The Shoe Shot
You can't forget about the shoes and what about those pedicures? You'll want to get a group shot that showcases everyone’s shoes.
7. Celebrating Shot
You're getting married! There is bound to be a bottle or two of champagne being opened in the bride's honor. Take a minute to pause as you toast away your single life with your bridesmaids for a picture perfect shot.
Finding the right wedding venue takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that your venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision.
Your venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day so before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider before you decide on your wedding venue.
Venue: The Terrace at Cedar Hill
Everyone wants to save a bit of money on their wedding and DIY projects are a great way to do just that. However, there are certain things that you should simply leave to the professionals.
Wedding DIY Don’ts
Your budget is one of the first things that you will sit down and discuss when planning your wedding. It can also cause the most stress during the planning process.
Below are 3 things that could affect your wedding budget and add to your wedding planning stress.
Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on in order to bring it all together though, which is why this can be such a stressful period for brides too.
Hiring a wedding planner can make this joyful time a little easier on your nerves. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional planner.
1. You've never done this before:
Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process.
2. The stress is getting to you and your family:
Planning a wedding is harder than it looks and if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. You should be excited about your big day, not stressed and tearful.
3. You're unsure about the costs involved:
If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget.
4. You need a push start:
A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life.
5. You're under the impression that your vendors, friends or family members will help with the planning:
Yes, you can get some guidance on the timing from some vendors, friends and family but they definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. Your photographer, for example, will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots but they won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall for décor shots, bustling your dress before you walk down the aisle or making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are pinned on properly, this is what your wedding planner is for. A wedding planner is there to make sure that your vendors do the job you hired them to do and for your family and friends to relax and soak in all the memories of your beautiful day!
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