It is very important to go into your wedding having planned the day with more than just a visual board, but with as much information as you can come by. This is a once in a lifetime experience and there are many little things that you may not know to ask, do, or feel. I will be real and honest with you. I will help you as much as I can along the planning path, as well as on the wedding day. A solid timeline, shot list, family requests list, and creative ideas are all things that we will discuss at length ahead of time.
The little things are some of what you should spend the most time on. The details at the tables in the reception room, up-lighting, decor at the ceremony location, personal tokens in your bouquet, special cuff links for the men, and even little signs for the ring bearer or other small people to carry, can make the difference of an event or a spectacular event. Think of visual elements at your ceremony and reception locations and expand on them to tie in the feel of the environment to the feel of the event. Handmade wood centerpieces, a custom arbor, unique name plates, and signature drinks can all be created to mirror the location’s overall feel.
We all know the basic things that every engaged couple talks about before the wedding – like finance, color schemes, seating arrangements, the dress, the rings, the honeymoon, likes and dislikes, etc., but have you talked about how you will behave together on the wedding day? You probably don’t need to be persuaded to get close to your fiancé, but you should still plan and discuss ahead about including a few affectionate close-up pictures. For some it just comes natural, while for others it is a tall request and may take a little persuading and practice. It is always better to know each others’ point of view on this topic before you jump into your day, and also a good idea to share any concerns regarding this with me. Some people have a hard time getting touchy in public for their wedding photos. While this is totally acceptable, if it is not communicated before hand to your photographer, things can get awkward fast. Socially, we are made to think that touchy-kissy is expected on your wedding day. But don’t be concerned, if it’s you, that’s great, if not, that is fine too.