This Article is About
wedding photography tips
formal photographs
first moment
bride and groom
quality time
wedding day
eachother
few moments
brides
makeup
photographer
Wedding Photography Tips For Brides Part 2
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

In this installment of wedding photography tips for brides, we address the issue of whether or not to see your groom before the ceremony. This one decision will largely effect the flow of your day. Certainly, a wedding day can function well either way. It really comes down to knowing what the trade-offs are for either decision. As someone who has photographed over 400 weddings, my recommendation, if you are willing, would be to see each other before the ceremony. This way, you can have all your formal photographs taken and be able to proceed directly to the reception after you say 'I DO'. Below I offer some tips for either way - to see eachother before hand or not.

To see each other before the ceremony...

Wedding Photography Tips for Brides #1 - Plan a 'First Moment'

The first moment when your groom sees you should be special! You've put a lot of time and energy into looking this gorgeous - don't let that moment when he first sees you get lost in the shuffle. Arrange to have a 'First Moment' with your groom. This can be set up by your photographer. Typically, the groom is waiting somewhere for the bride facing away- the alter, a gazebo or somewhere discreet where it is just the two of you. The bride walks to the groom and tells him when to turn around. You get to spend a few moments together and connect. The photographer can take a few photos of this moment and then step away to give you more privacy if needed.

Wedding Photography Tips for Brides #2 - Be Photographed First

After the first moment is done, I recommend the formal photographs begin with the bride and groom. For a couple of reasons. One your makeup is at it's freshest. Two, it gives you more bonding time together before the craziness of the day intercedes.

I believe by following the above two tips you actually have more quality time with your honey on your wedding day! Now after your ceremony is over, you can proceed directly to your reception. Allow your guests to arrive at the reception ahead of you so you can be announced by the DJ and make your grand entrance.

To not see each other before the ceremony...

Wedding Photography Tips for Brides #1 - Let Your Guests Know

I suggest you inform your guests to expect a delay. This easiest way to do this is have your minister make an announcement after you and your groom have walked back up the aisle. Something like, "Please continue onto the reception site. The bride and groom will be finishing up photographs and joining you shortly." This small, little courtesy will make for happier guests.

Wedding Photography Tips for Brides #2 - Keep Them Happy

Food and drink tend to keep people happy while waiting for your arrival. Including a cocktail hour with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres is another nice touch. Picture a group of people that have a glass of wine in hand and fun appetisers to munch on. Then picture the group that has punch to drink and some nuts munch on - definitely not as happy!

Keep these wedding photography tips in mind when considering which way is best for you and your groom. Don't feel pressured into seeing each other before hand if you don't want to - this is your wedding day. If you and your groom are willing, I would recommend seeing each other before the ceremony. This way tends to be less stressful for all involved and helps to streamline the day so no one is feeling rushed or left waiting.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Top 5 Wedding Photography Tips for Beginners
For the newbie photographer we offer our top 5 wedding photography tips. Whether you're just beginning your professional photography career or are simply photographing a wedding for a friend, here's what you should know before you go. 1. Education - Even if you're a seasoned portrait, sports, children or pet…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 06, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Wedding Photography Tips for Brides - How to Get the Most From Your Wedding Photography
In this article, I will address wedding photography tips for brides. These tips are intended to help you get the most out of your photography investment - and yes, if you've hired a professional photographer, it is an investment. There are several reasons why a wedding day may not run…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Jun 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Wedding Photography FAQ
Whether your just beginning your professional photography career or are simply photographing a wedding for a friend, you're sure to have questions! Below we address some of the most frequently asked questions from newbie photographers. Wedding Photo FAQ #1 - How Much Photography Experience Do I Need? The best thing…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 06, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Wedding Photography Guide for Beginners
In this wedding photography guide for beginners, I'll offer tips and suggestions for the new photographer. Whether your a pro thinking of adding weddings to your list of services, or a newbie, photographing a wedding for a friend, keep these following tips in mind. Wedding Photography Guide - Tip #1…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Jun 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Flash Photography Tips for Indoor Weddings
In this article, I'd like to offer some flash photography tips for indoor weddings for the new photographer. We'll assume here that all the formal photographs will be taken indoors, be it a church, community hall, whatever. If you are new photographer or just photographing a wedding for a friend…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 5

Protect Your Kindle Touch With A Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover
If you are anything like me (you love gadgets and you love reading) you are likely to want the dynamic duo of modern readers: the Kindle Touch with it's sidekick Kindle Touch lighted leather cover. (It's a long-winded name, but you'll see why in a minute.) If so you probably…
By: Marvin in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Electronics   Oct 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Photograph Booth Hire for Weddings, Parties And Functions
On the off chance that you need your wedding to be all the rage, you're going to need to employ a photograph corner for the occasion. Some individuals can't open up before a picture taker which results in some somewhat arranged and unnatural pictures. A photograph stall is not intended…
By: Zeeshan Ahmad in  Relationships  >  Wedding   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Arranging a magical wedding is easy with a wedding planner
Planning a Wedding in Romania or Greece? A wedding is one of the most special and memorable social events of your life, so it should be exactly as you always dreamt it will be. Planning your own wedding can, however, lead to high stress levels, frayed nerves, grumpy relatives, and…
By: Kim Valerio in  Relationships  >  Wedding   May 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Ideas on Using A Vintage Car From Your Wedding Car Hire Cheshire Company
Everyone who is getting married looking for a wedding car hire Wirral will be looking to get a very elegant and possibly posh car for their wedding. Most people will be looking at a car like a limousine that is so eye catching everyone. Actually, there are other good cars…
By: Sia Benet in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Apr 13, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Impressively Wedding Decorations And Ideas
Who said a shabby wedding must be an ineffectively adorned one? Unquestionably not anybody with sense or monetary shrewd, that is without a doubt. With regards to embellishing a wedding on a financial plan, everything one needs is a couple of one of a kind and reasonable wedding improvements thoughts.…
By: Zeeshan Ahmad in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Mar 24, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Taking Your Wedding From Dream to Reality
Premier Banqueting London is a full-service, special events planning company. Our customized planning solutions will ensure that you’re wedding, reception, party, charity event, or corporate function transpires flawlessly from start to finish. In addition to the most opulent banqueting suites in Middlesex, Premier Banqueting London is known for incomparable organizational…
By: Premierbanqueting in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Mar 23, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Hamptons: 4 Sweet Things To Do at Your Wedding at The Hamptons
Did you pick the Hamptons as your wedding venue? Congratulations, you will surely be in for a magical day! Here are some tips to make it an even more special affair, for you and your future spouse, as well as the friends and family who gathered for your big day:…
By: Cheryl Muncher in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Mar 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Improve Your Rishta By Following 4 Unwritten Rules
Any individual involved in a marriage ought to realize that a strong rishta is something you achieve by giving some importance to each other with a period of time. However, even you believe that your bond is stronger, there is still more room for improvement. Now, this raise the question…
By: biwi in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Mar 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Bridesmaids’ Bouquet
Sisters, best friends, girls you can’t imagine your world without – yes we’re talking about your bridesmaids’ party. They know you better than you know yourself, and symbolize in their own unique way a unique aspect of your life. These ladies are a reflection of who you are and their…
By: vividoccasions in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Mar 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Tips for A Fun Wedding
For most, attending a wedding of a loved one is more of an honor than just a courtesy. However, there are times when even the closest guests can’t help but check their watches in anticipation of the event to end. You don’t want that happening at your wedding! Check out…
By: vividoccasions in  Relationships  >  Wedding   Mar 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1563    Report this Article