The ultimate list of wedding no-goes

As you attended weddings of friends and family, what has stayed most with you? What are the things that you would like to replicate at your own wedding. Or perhaps there are some things you will try and avoid?
One of the main reasons why I became a wedding stylist was those near misses, including some of course at my own wedding. And none of them saved me or my friends and family any money. In this blog article read about my Wedding-No-Goes.

Avoid to invest in a really good photographer

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” Matt Hardy

Very few things will matter to you more, in years to come, than the many wonderful memories of your wedding day. And beautiful wedding portraits will give you joy, for many years to come. So, it makes absolute sense to spend the money necessary to hire a professional wedding photographer. Better still, hire a team of two photographers. It allows you to have pictures of you and your fiancée on the wedding day as well as the set-up of the ceremony and party venues.

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In order to capture the overall atmosphere, a good photographer will first want to get to know you. Come prepared, ask questions and don’t be afraid to discuss fees. You will be surprised at how different payment modalities for photographers can be. In most cases, photographers are willing to be reasonably flexible with their clients, if at all possible.

Contact us for a list of recommended wedding photographers.

Bad light conditions – part of wedding-no-goes

Photographers often will rush in and turn off artificial lights while opening a window nearest to where you are getting ready. The orange tint of artificial light combined with the blue natural light is enough to make the resulting pictures a little off.

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Before you hire a professional, there are already some things you can take care of yourself to get the best photos for your wedding day. Consider lighting conditions for your entire wedding day. Pay attention to both, the time of day and where you will be, i.e. indoors or out in the open.

For an understanding of how windows inside a ceremony venue can be utilized, there are several examples available. The carefully timed and scripted arrival of Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel is one of them.

For an outdoor event, the early afternoon is usually best, as the natural light becomes softer and warmer then, making it more flattering. It is also important to consider the venue light at the time of the ceremony. For example, blinding full sun, partial shade or completely shaded by the venue or a neighboring building or trees.

Design matters, too

Before taking your wedding portraits, photographers will always look out for other important things to ‘frame’ the subject – you. Existing structures, lines, patterns and repetition or symmetry are all taken into consideration. And this is why – as wedding stylists – we also will consider these things, when choosing and decorating your venue.

Usually, we achieve our signature classic, clean wedding look by carefully considering available light sources, and combining carefully draped luxury fabrics with key design pieces. Random styling items, messy tablescapes or fussy flower arrangements are wedding-no-goes we know how to avoid. And our own stock of wedding props is so large, there will always be that one special piece just waiting to be discovered.