Our partner, Meagan Lucy of Meagan Lucy Photographers, has seen a lot of wedding mistakes in her time as a wedding photographer, many of which she says are completely avoidable. Here are her tips to circumvent those situations.
Mistake #1 – Missing the sunset
When it comes to wedding photography, sunset photos are essential for capturing the romantic look that all couples are after. Be sure to check the estimated sunset time for your big day (it will vary from season to season) and do your best to allow for photos at this time. Don’t worry if this is not an option, just communicate with your photography so they can work around less than ideal lighting.
Mistake #2 – Underestimating the time it takes to get ready
Getting ready for your big day will no doubt take a lot of time, especially if you’re getting ready with a large wedding party. There is a fair amount of chaos, chatter, cheers and unexpected mishaps. Hiring a professional hair and makeup team will cut down on the chaos and allow you and your wedding party to enjoy the chatter and cheers while the beauty team is at work. A beauty team can also give you a realistic timeline to help you plan accordingly. Give yourself ample travel time to get to your venue as well. There’s enough to worry about on your wedding day, running late should not be one of them.
Mistake #3 – Assuming it’s easy to get dressed
This one is for the fellas. Brides typically have countless dress fitting with their bridal party present to learn the ins and outs of the (sometimes complicated) dress (can you say corset?), but gentlemen have a different approach. Meagan Lucy recommends guys have their own fittings and practice typing their ties and bowties. She says it’s also a good idea to walk around a bit in your suit and shoes to make sure you feel comfortable.
Mistake #4 – Letting your wedding day be the first time in from of a camera together
We hear this piece of advice quite often. Always take advantage of an engagement session with your photographer. Sure, you’ll get awesome photos out of it, but the true gift is the comfort you’ll obtain as a couple and with your photographer.
Awesome tips from Meagan Lucy!
Photos courtesy of Meagan Lucy Photographers.
Subscribe to the Real Weddings Magazine Blog! Click here: