As a wedding professional and an artist with twenty years of experience, and numerous awards to his name, Anthony Vazquez has worked hundreds of weddings and has seen it all. Here are his tips for the brides looking to rock their wedding day:
1) Try to keep to your schedule as much as possible and don’t run late! Accidents can happen, and that’s why it’s especially important to start your day on time and leave enough room for unforeseen events, family distractions, or even little breaks for you and the groom.
2) Make sure ahead of time that the details such as the invitation, shoes, rings, and anything else you’d want photographed are ready before photographers arrive. This task can usually be delegated to the wedding planner if you have one, your maid of honor, or a family member.
3) Keep the room where you’re getting ready clean. Photographers need space to take all those amazing detail and prep shots. And the less time is spent cleaning up the room, the more time is dedicated to taking photos.
6) Be realistic with what you want, and account for your location, time of the year, weather, etc, and keep in mind that great photoshoots take time.
7) Did we mention, don’t be late?
8) Family photos can easily eat up a huge chunk of your timeline, so make sure that this part of the day is well-planned. Triple check your photo list, leave ample time for actual photos, and designate a person in charge of rounding up your family for you, especially all those cousins and uncles who will stray away and not be found until family photos are over!
9) Make sure you, the groom and your family members eat something throughout the day and hydrate well. Things can get really hectic and it’s easy to forget to eat, but you don’t want you or anyone else passing out from nerves and low-blood sugar.
10) Most importantly, don’t stress over little things and have fun! Nothing will go perfectly, as it simply can’t, and that’s fine. Your photos will look great and this will be the best day of your life, and all those little accidents or mishaps will not be remembered.