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I’ve been a wedding photographer for many years and have photographed hundreds of weddings.
During that time I have spoken with lots of couples. I’d like to help you by sharing some of the things I’ve learned over the years.
Planning a wedding can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, you are not the first to go through this.
Friends/family and of course the web have lots of information and opinions.
Here is a selection of some of the posts I’ve compiled that could help you. Like everything on the web, take what is relevant and useful.
We are all different with different needs but at least some of this should be helpful if not slightly amusing.
Every wedding is different and unique, use this helpful wedding checklist as a guide to help you plan your perfect wedding day.
No sign-ups, no emails, just have a free copy. If half of this helps you plan your wedding I’ll be happy.
Average UK Wedding Cost.
Many people when they decide to plan a wedding have little idea of the costs involved and that makes budgeting tricky.
Take a look at this survey of 2019 wedding cost to get some idea and a good starting point.
I have split the figures up into sections and also included percentages so you can easily scale the budget up and down to suit your wedding day.
25 Wedding Tips From 25 Brides.
Tips and tricks from real brides who have gone through the process of planning a wedding.
They share their top tips to help you plan your perfect wedding day.
It’s always good to pass on ideas, get in touch with your wedding tips and tricks.
Wedding Speeches & Readings.
I have photographed hundreds of weddings and in that time I have heard many wedding readings and speeches.
Some very good, some very bad and some just ugly. Make it fun, keep it tasteful and most of all be sincere.
5 Lies Your Mother Told You About Wedding Photography.
Wedding photography has changed a lot over quite a short period. Yet in many ways, it has stayed the same.
This is a light-hearted look at some of the changes over the last few decades and what may come.
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress.
Finding that special wedding dress should be a fun and exciting event and it is all part of the build-up to your perfect wedding day.
I have written a few of my thoughts here after talking with brides and bridal boutiques. With a little preparation, it will be a fun event.
Wedding Taboos You Should Break.
There are many wedding taboos and related traditions.
Many are culturally based. Some have a basis in traditions and some maybe just a simple superstition. But remember the day is for you, make it personal and a day that reflects your personalities.
Now, you’ve made the big romantic gesture, swept off her feet, wined & dined her at her favourite restaurant.
Then as you are both waiting for your coffee you’ve gone down on one knee in front of everybody and presented her with an engagement ring that has her eyes water. She’s said “YES!”
How to Plan Your Wedding at Work (Without Getting Fired).
We all know what it’s like to sneak onto Facebook at work—but planning your wedding on the job is a whole other ballgame.
Wedding planning might be a full-time job but you don’t want to lose your other job over it. Once the dust settles you have to have a job to go back to.
Don't Get Stressed by Wedding Helpers.
During the conversations and meeting, I have with couples planning their weddings I hear lots of variations on “wedding helpers‘” stressing them out.
Take control, let them take wedding stress away and not add to it. In almost all cases people are keen to help.
Wedding Day Survival Kit.
There are always going to be little things you think you should have thought of during your wedding day.
So to help we have put together our Wedding day survival kit. Hopefully, you will not need them but it’s better to be prepared.
Tips for Looking Good in Your Wedding Photographs.
Your wedding photographer is a key decision and will make a huge difference in how your wedding photographs turn out and preserving the memories of the day.
The Key is always to relax and just be yourself. Sounds easy right?