Hey, I’m Liz!
The most important part of what I do is telling your love story on your special day. I don’t just show up to your ceremony. I want to know the you beyond the camera so the photos I deliver are keepsakes that’ll be with you for decades. Your love story is the best inspiration for photos that last for decades.
Tips and Tricks
Today we are talking about making sure your wedding day runs smoothly. I had previously posted about planning an ultimate wedding timeline. Today I wanted to dive a little deeper and focus on other ways you can ensure that you have a stress free wedding day!
To start, I definitely will stress a timeline again! Having a realistic timeline put together for your wedding day is going to be a huge help. It’s going to let vendors, family, friends, the bridal party, and even yourselves know where to be and when. There are a few key things that will change how your timeline is such as having a first or traditional look, sunset time, and drive time. Once you have a timeline nailed down, I suggest emailing it to key people such as bridesmaids, groomsmen, and your parents. That way key members of your day will also have a copy.
Next, I would suggest hiring a day of coordinator. A day of coordinator works a little bit differently than a wedding planner. They are mainly going to be working on your actual wedding day to make sure the day runs smoothly. That’s their whole job! They will look at your timeline and on the day of your wedding and will be the contact for any vendors to talk to. They will help keep your timeline on time, and they will help with any other items that pop up. A day of coordinator can truly help take so much stress off of you on your wedding day. They are sure to keep your day running smoothly.
Another easy tip is to have your details together for when I arrive on your wedding day. I suggest having all your details set aside the morning of your wedding. When I arrive I can grab them and get to work without bugging you! That includes jewelry, invitation suites, veil, shoes, and wedding rings. You can also have your wedding dress hung up on a special hanger and your bridesmaids’ dresses out of their bags and hung up as well so I can start grabbing those photos.
Along those same lines, plan enough time in the morning to have your hair and makeup complete! I suggest that the bride has her hair and makeup done first on the wedding day. That way if the other girls hair and makeup is running behind, we can get started with your photos.
Finally, make sure you know your drive times! If you are driving to a place to get hair and makeup done, then to the ceremony location and then to a reception location, you’re going to want to know how much time it will take to get to and from each location and if it varies throughout the day. If you know your town has crazy traffic at 4 pm, make sure to add on some extra time to your timeline to get to the ceremony on time!
These are just a few ways that you can plan in advance to keep your day running smoothly. But also remember, that at the end of the day you are getting married and that’s truly all that matters. If traffic ends up taking 5 extra minutes or you’re a few minutes behind schedule because we’re taking amazing sunset photos, it’s ok. It’s your day and you deserve to enjoy it and relax!
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