Wedding Insights from 2022 Couples
After photographing weddings for 20 years, I’ve developed a lot of knowledge in how to make your wedding an easy-flowing day.
I’ve shared insights on why engagement sessions have an impact on your actual wedding day, considering family dynamics when planning your photos, and more.
In addition to those professional insights, I’ve made it a habit to reach out to couples I’ve worked with to get their expert advice, too.
I ask them to tell me one or two things (photography-related or otherwise) that helped them have an easy-flowing and relaxed wedding day. I wanted to know the wisdom that they gained while planning their special day.
This way, I can share expert insights from REAL couples. And because my clients are the best, I’ve been able to collect some really awesome feedback.
AND I’m always sharing more wedding insights on Tiktok! Follow me there = )
This year I asked, “What is one thing you would recommend other couples consider for their wedding?”
So, without further adieu, here are some key pieces of advice from REAL couples…
“Hard to pick just one! But getting a photographer who is familiar with your venue is up there! We knew Christopher would take amazing photos and direct us around Tappan Hill. Also trust your gut and try not to be influenced by friends and family. It’s your day, so do what you want!”
– Allie, Bride
“Think about what matters most to you. Don’t feel like you need to have something in your wedding because you’ve seen other couples do it. We were really happy that we kept it simple. It was all beautiful and the focus was on love and family and friends and being together. There weren’t many distractions from that theme. For instance, we opted not to have a photobooth, an altar, a cake topper, a fancy welcome table, etc.. Some couples may want those things, but for us we knew we didn’t and we’re glad we listened to what we wanted. In the end it was beautiful and the happiest day of our lives. We have no regrets.”
– Caroline & Colin
“Make sure everything is DONE in the month leading up to the wedding that way you can leave yourself time for the last minute things – paying vendors, final vendor convos, guest issues, and so you can truly relax going into a very chaotic experience. That way you can enjoy it and won’t be stressed!”
– Julia, Bride
I have some pretty amazing clients!
If you’re currently planning a wedding (or if you’ve already tied the knot!), do you have a piece of advice that you would like to add to this list? Send me a DM on Instagram or leave a comment here!