FREQUENTLY ASKED WEDDING QUESTIONS: PHOTOGRAPHY
There are so many questions that come up from engaged couples and their families and guests. They don't always require long explanations, so this is a “Frequently Asked Wedding Questions” series that I'll do every so often to answer some of those burning questions.
These will be quick and easy to read posts answering a few questions I get all the time about weddings. In today’s post, I’ll be answering a few photography questions. Let’s get to it!
Should we take engagement photos?
This is up to you, but I say, YES. Your engagement photos will probably be the last opportunity to take pictures as a couple before you say "I Do." You can also use these pictures for your wedding website, your save-the-dates, or any other correspondences you may have to announce your engagement.
What is a first look?
A moment before the wedding ceremony where the bride and groom will see each other for the first time in their tuxedo and wedding gown. Traditionally couples did not see each other until the ceremony, but it’s becoming more popular to see each other for a few moments before the ceremony.
Should we do a first look on our wedding day?
This is totally up to you. If you are a traditionalist and want your groom to see you for the first time as you walk down the aisle, then that’s the route you should go. But if that’s not super important to you, then there are a few reasons that doing a first look is a good idea. It will allow you to spend a few moments together to calm each other’s nerves and relax. You can talk to and complement each other privately without it feeling awkward because you don’t have a room full of eyes on you. It’s a great opportunity for more pictures and to get your portraits out of the way so you can have more time after your ceremony to engage with your loved ones.
How can we prevent my guests from taking photos during our ceremony?
So, you’re wanting to have an unplugged wedding ceremony? You have a few options. You can let everyone close to you know and let them spread the word. You can include an insert with your invitation suite that you are requesting that photography not be taken during your ceremony. You can have signage at the wedding ceremony venue and include it on the program to refrain from using photography. You can also ask your officiant to make an announcement before the ceremony starts.
I love answering your questions and giving you a one stop shop to get the answers you need. So please, if you have wedding questions that come up, leave them in the comment section below and I’ll be sure to add them to my list and post the answers for you.
I am the owner of Adesuwa Events, a New Orleans based wedding consulting business where I provide intentional guidance and direction to couples who desire to plan their own weddings. I'm a New Orleans girl who lives for a good festival with amazing food (usually CARBS) and good music. My mission is to help bring fulfillment and provide guidance to all of you couples going through your wedding planning journeys while preparing for a marriage that is more memorable than your wedding.
Recently engaged and wondering what to do first? No worries, I've got you covered. Use this guide and you will be well on your way to wedding planning bliss!
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