With over 20 years in the wedding photography industry I have experienced my fair share of Bridal Expos. More than any bride would ever want to see! So here are my insider tips for survival.
Make sure they understand what you are saying and you understand their requirements. Before the wedding, you can also have a quick consultation round with the client to go over the point discussed earlier.
By this point, you have made most of the Music Entertainment decisions for your Wedding. Your next step is actual Entertainer selection (Musicians, Bands, or DJ’s).
Wedding Cocktail Hours are usually given the least thought regarding music planning. Why? Well first of all, you (the Bridal Party) are typically not there (for most of it anyway). This time (just after the Wedding Ceremony) is usually allotted for Picture taking with the essex wedding photographer….most often in a different area. That is all fine for the Bridal Party, but don’t forget about your guests!
Preparing for a wedding may be stressful and tense. The wedding, though it’s the most anticipated event in a couple’s life, can involve loads of situations that could seem insurmountable. The smallest details that have to be considered are sometimes the ones that do not run as smoothly as expected. Attention is generally directed at the big details such as the wedding entourage and their outfits, the caterer and the venue, as well as the decorations and flowers. Such preparations often result to restless nights and anxiety, worried that the special moment may not turn out perfectly. To escape the stresses that wedding preparations may lead to, couples usually hire a wedding planner but they still have to spend a lot of time to consult and attend endless meetings until they are fully satisfied.
Do not neglect asking any of the question above. You will be amazed at the differences in answers and will soon see why there is a huge difference in pricing. I have known many couples who were surprised to find someone else at their wedding as the photographer because they forgot to ask question 7. Do not assume anything and get everything in writing.
The best way to keep the wedding reception cost down is to keep the amount of guests to a minimum. Be aware of how much each guest is going to cost and consider who you could do without. A wedding reception with your closest friends and family is going to be a more pleasurable event than a room full of strangers and you will save a fortune. Just think how nice it will be when you are looking through your wedding photos in 20 years and you still know the people in them. Having no children at the wedding reception can also greatly reduce the numbers and save you a fortune.
The unfortunate truth is that once your wedding is over you can not repeat the day to have it professionally captured due to the many errors made by the less experienced photographer.