1.) Avoid stress by being ready to go at the ceremony location well in advance of the ceremony. Remember, the bride is usually sequestered for
30 minutes prior to the ceremony, so leave
yourself plenty of time.
2.) Do most of your posed photos and video before the wedding. After the
ceremony, the bride and groom will still need to do some group photos with
family and bridal party, but it is helpful to get all the individual shots done
3.) Use photo-friendly makeup that does not leave any shine on your face.
Some brides recently have used makeup with glitter in it. This has a glossy base
and causes unwanted shine on foreheads and cheekbones.
4.) Be aware that some traditional wedding veils will conceal your face on
the video. Consider a smaller veil that goes behind the shoulders. This goes for
hair as well. Hair pulled back from the face usually makes a much better video
5.) The bride and groom should be looking at each other and not the minister,
priest or rabbi during the vows. About half of all grooms do not even look
towards the bride during the vows!
6.) Give the photographer and organist a break and don't run down the aisle!
This goes for the entire wedding party. If you walk nice and slow then everyone
gets to see you, including the videographer and photographer.
7.) Chewing gum does not look good on camera. If you need to chew gum, try
not to do it during the photo session.
8.) If you hire a professional hairdresser/makeup artist, make sure they are
aware of when you need to be ready, not when the ceremony starts. Some
hairdressers will continue to work right up until the time of the ceremony,
leaving no time for any pictures!
9.) Hire a photographer and videographer who will not be disruptive or
overbearing during your ceremony and reception.
10.) Have fun! Don't let anything get in the way of having fun on your wedding