When you look back on your treasured wedding memories, the ones that stand out the most will be the meaningful moments you didn’t plan. Although there might not a formula for creating perfect memories, we can create an environment that will allow them to unfold. naturally
Beautiful Backgrounds: The photos & video of your morning preparations set the scene for your wedding story. Ask your maids & men to help keep the room tidy and clear from distractions. Consider having an adjoining space or secondary room for larger groups.
Time flys: Provide a healthy cushion of extra time for activities like hair & makeup and transportation to avoid feeling rushed and overworked.
Embrace the Unexpected: the real beauty of a wedding day is allowing it to unfold naturally. The flower girl may not make it down the aisle, one of your maids might break a heel, the mother of the groom may cry herself into a puddle before portraits. These become part of the story, and allowing yourself to embrace (and expect!) these imperfect moments will make for a much more enjoyable, stress free day.
Present & Unplugged: Allow yourself to be present and phone-free on your wedding day, and encourage your guests to do the same.
Ask your officiant to kindly mention to your guests to be present in the joy and emotion of your day by keeping their phones tucked away during the procession & ceremony.
This will ensure we get a beautiful clean shot of you walking down the aisle without any leaning guests and glowing cell phones. Some couples also find it helpful to place a framed note at the entrance of the ceremony location as a reminder.
Short & Sweet: Be sure to let your parents and guests of honor (Maid & Best Man) know that their toasts will be recorded and used as the narration of your wedding film( if you have hired a videographer).
It’s best if they have something prepared ahead of time and keep the length under 3 minutes. In addition, while hints of sarcasm and inside jokes help shake things up, it’s important to balance the humor with thoughtful sentiments.
Dance the Night Away: Don’t let the day escape you, get on the dance floor! While you may feel obligated to catch up with every long-distance relative, or micro manage the coordination of the evening, remember this day is meant to be a celebration.
Let loose and join your guests on the dance floor as a couple. These will be some of your most favourite photos & from the entire day.
Gratitude & Grace: Many moving parts made this meaningful day possible, and it’s nice to show grace and gratitude for your parents, grandparents, the guests that are present to share in this special day, and anyone else you feel thankful for. While it may not be possible to greet and thank every guest or table individually, as a welcome toast or closing remarks, you can express your gratefulness together as newlyweds.
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