Wedding Day Tips and Covid Advice
Your wedding day is an amazing day and fast approaching. With this in mind I would like to provide some tips and advice to make the day go as smooth as possible.
I always like to remind couples about what is required to photograph or video your special day. In order to obtain wonderful memories professional photographers/videographers obviously require sufficient time as I am sure you can appreciate. This is around one and half hours from the end of the ceremony until your sit down meal time or speeches if they are before the meal. Please remember to any figure in any relocating times as well, such as the time it takes to get from the church to the venue itself etc. The main thing is to plan and allow enough time after the service before the start of your wedding breakfast/meal . To plan these times you will need to discuss this with the venue sometime in advance. We want your day to be great fun and as free flowing as possible.
My tips and advice is as follows:
Although government covid rules have now been lifted. Myself and anyone working with me on the day may still decide to continue to wear a mask especially indoors. This is due to the fact we have to mix with so many people not only on your special day but we may have been at a wedding the day before and also the day after yours. So wearing a mask may help prevent any potential spread or illness to your guests and ourselves. We feel it is our responsibility to all our clients to minimise any disruption at weddings we attend with safety still paramount throughout.
To help us through your very special day please find below a few things that will help us as the day unfolds. The following may vary depending on your coverage/package chosen.
During bride preparations please ensure that the room is still well ventilated whilst taking photos or video. It would also help if there are not too many people in the room were the bride is getting ready to allow us to work. For example if it is very small room then any bridesmaids or other family members may be politely asked to step out of the room just for a few moments whilst photos or video are being taken.
Help us by ensuring all labels and tags etc..are removed form the wedding dress, jewellery, shoes, perfume , etc., and any other things that may be photographed.
If possible please put these items (above) in a separate well lit room by a south facing window if possible. This will ensure nice photos under good lighting. We understand it may be a little hectic on the morning but please also try and avoid too much clutter as this can be distracting in the background of photos. These little touches save you and your photographer time which they can then spend taking beautiful natural photo’s.
Bride prep photos will be done as quickly and professionally as possible so you can all mingle again and have fun. As soon as we have finished we will leave the room and wait outside for the next set of photos which is usually bridal portraits. Another great tip is to ask your hair and make up artist to get you ready first before the bridesmaids etc. As this can really help with times and avoid any rushing at the last minute. To capture such beautiful photos the bride needs to be ready about 1/2 hour before the photographer has to leave to meet up with the groom and groomsmen. Don't worry If the bride is not ready at this stage the bridal portraits can be done later usually after the ceremony or during the personal shots alone.
The ceremony will be covered as normal but as guided by the church or venue and their rules.
Group photos will be taken outdoors and of the main bridal party only. If any family member does not want to be in the photos for any reason we will have to respect their wishes.
By far the most important thing on your wedding day is to have fun! Get some bubbly flowing photos, enjoy getting pampered and look forward to the most special day of your life! Natural pictures are by far the best. Just relax and let the day flow naturally. Your wedding day is all about you, we are there to capture your precious moments. We encourage all our couples to relax and spend their day having an amazing time
Everybody wants enjoy the magic of a wedding day so if we all do our part I'm sure it will be a really fantastic occasion for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns the do not hesitate to get in touch.