I hope these tips have inspired and got you ready to plan the most incredible day!
So you’re just minding your own business, next thing you know, you’re catching some feels for this total babe who rocked your world, now you’re planning a freaking wedding! Haha.
It might seem like you’ve got a bit to do right now, but knowledge is power, right?
Check out these 5 absolutely killer tips below that are going to help you put together a freaking incredible wedding day.
1. HOW TO RECRUIT THE DREAM TEAM
One of the most important aspects of planning your wedding is getting together the Dream Team (your suppliers). The biggest tip in this post is – WORK WITH PEOPLE YOU LIKE!
Someone with a highly curated Instagram feed, and lots of followers doesn’t mean a thing if you get to the wedding day and you just don’t “click”, and things are a bit awkward.
When it comes to people like Photographers, Videographers and Celebrants, who are a super personal element of your day – It’s so important to make sure you’re a great fit for one another and that your vibes align.
For instance, my vibe is:
Super chilled and candid, and I always get amongst it with your guests.
Having a bit of banter with Aunty Marg, Uncle Steve and the mates from high school is super important!
That way whenever I am around, your guests are much less aware of me, and don’t freeze up thinking ‘ahhhh, the photographer is here *what do I do with my hands?!*
And I always get asked “Are you a friend of family/couple?” or “It’s so nice that they hired a mate to photograph their wedding”.
2. THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT WHERE YOU’RE GETTING READY
It’s pretty easy to get caught up with EVERYTHING else that goes into planning your wedding day, and have your getting ready locations be more of a last minute decision.
You’ll be spending a good amount of time at the location you’re getting ready at, which means plenty of photos will be taken there!
An ideal scenario for photos is somewhere light, bright and somewhere with plenty of room for everyone who is there with you!
Airbnb or Stayz is a great place to start to find somewhere with a bit of a character, and will tick all of the boxes!
It’s something to consider over a plain looking hotel room, or a house that may be a bit cluttered!
Logistically speaking, finding a getting ready location that is close to where you’re getting married/your partner is getting ready has massive advantages too!
Being closer to the venue means you cut out all the stresses of factoring in any traffic conditions on the day, car troubles, and going back because something has been forgotten!
Not to mention, you’ll probably get some extra sleep too
3. MAKE TIME FOR SUNSET
The light is beautiful, there’s peace & quiet, and you’re feeling relaxed after a few drinks.
Depending on what time of year you’re getting married, taking into consideration what time the sun will be setting, and allowing for a little extra time for photos is a game changer.
(If you want to find out what time the sun sets on your wedding day just Google your date and sunset time – “January 21st 2022 sunset time”).
Penciling in some time for sunset means that there is no rush to be anywhere, you get a little time out together and you don’t forget that beautiful golden glow.
4. SQUEEZE IN SOME ALONE TIME
Your day is going to fly by in this amazing-surreal blur. Fitting in some time where it is just the two of you to soak it all in and have a little breather is absolutely worth it.
A perfect time to do this is during sunset.
After we get some beautiful photos, I’ll head back and leave you both to it, and enjoy a quiet moment.
5. YOU DO YOU
On the surface this might seem like a no-brainer, but it so easy to get weighed down with the latest Wedding Trends, Wedding Blogs, Pinterest and the opinions of others.
Not to mention the traditions that none of us know why we really do, like… Cutting a cake? Haha.
This is your day, and it needs to represent both of you! When you first start planning, it’s great to sit down and discuss what you both value the most, and prioritise accordingly just to make sure nothing is overlooked!