Monday, December 28, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Try to get to bed early the night prior to your wedding and awake early enough to shower and eat a hearty breakfast. It’s going to be a long day so think of your day as a marathon not a sprint. Same goes with alcohol, if you are wanting all members of your wedding party to be there at the end of your night and in all of your photos I highly recommend to limit the amount of alcohol and how early you start popping bottles. Not everyone is used to open bars and full days of activities from sun up to way past sun down. Free to enjoy a mimosa with the girls while getting ready or a beer with the guys at lunch…but ONE is enough prior to the moment you say I DO. Remember it’s a legal contract you are committing yourselves to during the ceremony and remember all of the time and money you spent planning this special day. Don’t have it ruin by an out of line wedding party member or you, yourself take it too far too fast. Waterhouse Studios photos
Don’t forget, the earlier the ceremony means the earlier you start getting ready. You should start your hair and make-up about 6 hours prior to your ceremony start time. I know that sounds crazy but here are a few tips:
Most guests will start arriving at church weddings about an hour prior to ceremony and to all other venues they typically arrive about thirty minutes. If you are getting married at a church make sure to ask will grandparents start walking in to be seated at ceremony start time or will that start ten minutes early with you walking at ceremony start time. That is a key question to ask about timing, photos, and music. The only other reminder we have for you is the earlier your ceremony start time begins, the earlier your reception will end. Majority of Southern receptions in our area are between three and five hours long depending on alcohol, food and entertainment. When you are choosing your ceremony start time, ask yourself a few questions:
Friday, December 18, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Other little things we’ve been known to do during receptions are set up candy buffets, set out cupcake and dessert displays, and prepare for cake cutting...What? Someone has to cut and serve the wedding cake? Yes there is correct way to cut the cake to get the most slices out of it...have no fear... we do that to so you don't have to add the cake cutting fee to your catering bill.
Friday, November 13, 2015
When it comes to your wedding day, the biggest request we hear over and over again is: “we would like to spend as much time with our family and friends as possible and not feel rushed throughout the day.” Our number one response is: “have you heard about first look photo sessions?” For those of you that may not have ever heard of these…we think they are amazing. Usually we will set our couple up to see one another prior to the ceremony. This allows to take a huge portion of photos prior to the ceremony and more time with the majority of your guests after the wedding ceremony. Plus, you are marrying your best friend right? That probably means you definitely want to spend more time with them. Why wait all day to see them?
(Photo credit: Michelle Robinson Photography)