We’ve started a weekly email to newlyweds to ask them the questions we think are important for soonlyweds to know! Every week, we’ll update this post with a new question and their answers so you can get all the info they wish they’d had while wedding planning!
I wasn’t SUPER explicit about specific photos I wanted. I thought I was—I made a family shot list and listed out some other things I wanted. But I apparently needed to be super, super, super specific if I really wanted something done. Especially if you won’t be around (getting ready in a different location), make sure to list out every detail shot and special additional touch you put your heart and soul into to make sure it makes the photo cut.
We were so frazzled during the week of the wedding, we forgot to write letters to each other for the morning of the wedding. Not only would it have been a nice time for us to both take a breath and reflect, but we didn’t really get to talk to each other very much all day, so it would have been a great moment to connect.
That I didn’t have someone checking off the photo poses from the list—at the end of the day, I didn’t get a single posed photo with my mom or with my mom and sisters. I also didn’t get one photo of all the guys in their tuxedos. I had made a checklist but there was no one checking it off (the photographer was shooting and didn’t have the list handy), so I was just going where she put us, and we somehow missed certain shots.
I didn’t give my photographer a list of pictures I wanted and am disappointed with my photos!
Our photographer. They were a little over budget, but I had been admiring their photography style for years and couldn’t find anyone else like them in our area. Our photos came out beyond what I could have even dreamed of! They were absolutely worth it because photos are some of the few items we will have from our wedding day forever and I look at them all the time! They captured us and our day so beautifully.
Our photographers and videographers! Day Eight Studios. They gave us the best price and their quality in the services was outstanding! If I had to do it all over I would pick them every time!
Open bar, videographer, and hair and makeup for the bridal party so they didn’t have to feel the pinch of one more thing.
Extra coverage hours for photo and video! The day went by so quickly and there is no way I could remember all of those moments without extra coverage!
Have pictures of what you like and be very specific. Make sure you have a budget and stick to it. Also, be a little open-minded when it comes to trying on other dresses, you might be surprised! And most importantly, once you find your dress, STOP LOOKING! 🙂
We had a surprise ceremony on the dance floor after dinner! A tornado had touched down at the venue right before guests arrived and completely flooded our ceremony site. We decided to just go with the flow and rearrange the wedding schedule!
We had three! The first one was using maracas for the ceremony, which was awesome, the second was when I changed into a super sexy wedding dress, and the third was our first dance! We went from reggaeton to salsa to Nicky Minaj and ended with “Perfect” from Ed Sheeran. It was so fun!
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