Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life, and it can also be a hectic one. In the whirlwind of activity preceding the big event, it's easy to forget details that can make your life easier, and your photos even more fabulous. Keep scrolling for tips on making the most of your big day, and highlights from Sara and Cory's sweet nuptials at the Historic Rice Mill in Charleston!
1. Keep ALL three wedding rings with you for detail photos
Despite the well-worn advice to give rings to the best man before the ceremony, don't! In order to capture great, well-lit images of your rings, your photographer will want all three rings and the best time to photograph this is before the ceremony. Which leads to the next point:
2. Have the bouquet delivered to you
It is common practice to have florals delivered directly to the church or ceremony venue. Unless you'll be getting ready on site, you won't have that beautiful bouquet for your portraits and detail shots.
3. Think about your shoe choices practically
Rocking some exquisite Louboutins for your big day? If you plan on outdoor photos, don't turn those beauties into $2,000 grass aerators! Get heel stoppers, or bring a pair of flat shoes to change into for dancing and natural portraits.
4. Make time for yourself
Even if it's just a few minutes. It's fantastic advice to make sure you and your future hubby get some personal time together amid the buzzing activity of your wedding day! I'd like to go a step further and suggest that YOU take some time. When you have to be camera-ready for 12 hours, it can be tough to stay centered and relaxed. If you start to feel overwhelmed, take a few minutes to yourself to reenergize and take a few deep breaths.
No matter what, the most important thing you can do on your wedding day is enjoy the heck out of it! These tips are meant to help keep the focus on celebrating with the people you love instead of your attire and photos. Even if things seem to go awry, remember - you're marrying the love of your life, and it's your day to make the best you can!