The Do’s & Don’ts of Wedding Planning

I have to admit, since I’ve been back to blogging, I’ve been having so much fun coming up and sharing new content!  Right now we are in the full swing of proposal season, which means that there are so many new brides who are getting ready to plan their big day!  I’m super passionate about sharing tips here that not only make your wedding photography easier, but wedding planning as a whole.  The point of planning a wedding is to create a fun day to celebrate the beginning of your marriage – so we want to make that planning process as simple as possible!

Today’s I’m sharing with you 8 “Do’s & Don’ts” of Planning Your Wedding:

  1. Do Use Pinterest & Blogs to find inspiration, help define your style, and figure out what is most important to you (flowers, location, etc).  Don’t try to copy what you’ve already seen.  Your wedding day should be unique to you and your hubby-to-be, not an exact replica of Sister Sally’s wedding who made choices specific to she and her beau’s preferences, not yours!
  2. Do think about hiring an awesome wedding planner (need a few suggestions, let me know!).  They’ll help to take the unique elements that tell the story of who you are a couple and make them cohesive & enjoyable for your friends and family! Don’t try to do everything yourself to the point where you find yourself exhausted and unable to enjoy the day that you’ve worked so hard to plan!
  3. Do pay attention to the light! Good light is worth planning around both for your guests to enjoy and for your photographs.  If you need help knowing what good light is, I’ve got you covered! It’s one of the parts of our processes.  Don’t plan important events during which the light is bad.  You’ll regret it – I promise!
  4. Do take the meaningful details from your families’ wedding traditions and things that tell the story of you as a couple, but don’t feel forced to cram in every wedding tradition under the sun!
  5. Do prioritize things to make sure you stick to a budget! Don’t be left feeling like you should have saved more.  If you feel that way you won’t be able to enjoy your wedding in the same capacity!
  6. Do prioritize your bridal bouquet – it’ll be in tons of your wedding portraits and will likely help set the tone of your wedding day in the overall story of the day.  If you need to cut cost somewhere, maybe scale down the bridesmaids’ bouquets or something from a different area.  Don’t regret this decision later!  … Or forget to find out of your fiance is allergic to certain flowers, like I did!  Poor Morgan had water-y eyes every time the bouquet was nearby!
  7. Do think about the venue.  It sets the tone for the day and the colors often. Don’t try to have a blush wedding at a venue that has bright red carpet!
  8. Do spend time consulting with your groom-to-be too, don’t let the day be more about what you’ve been envisioning and let us about the two of you as a couple!

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December 14, 2016

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