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How to Prepare for the Big Day: A Guide for Brides

How to Prepare for the Big Day: A Guide for Brides

Key Takeaways

  • Prepare thoroughly to ensure a wedding day that reflects personal interests and needs.
  • Invest in cosmetic treatments for a flawless appearance.
  • Commission a custom dress for a unique and perfect fit.
  • Ensure full catering with food and drinks for guest enjoyment.
  • Arrange live music or entertainment for the evening.
  • Choose the perfect venue, considering inclusive packages.
  • Decide on wedding size for an intimate or larger celebration.
  • Opt for digital invitations for convenience.
  • Involve family and consult your partner in planning.
  • Accommodate guests’ allergies in the menu.
  • Hire a professional wedding photographer.
  • Offer free alcohol and set up a photo booth for fun.
  • Plan meticulously to avoid regrets and make the most of the day.

A bride’s wedding is a day she will never forget. If yours is coming up, you must do everything possible to ensure it’s perfect. What is ideal depends on your interests and needs. Preparing is the best way to ensure you accomplish the perfect day. The more preparation you do, the better. You’re probably a little overwhelmed if you have never planned a wedding before. However, you don’t have to worry anymore because this post will tell you how to prepare for your big day properly.

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5 tips to help you relax and look comfortable in your wedding photographs

wedding-665157_1280Have you ever felt happy looking at a wedding photo where the couple looked genuinely overjoyed, and the photographer captured it perfectly? Such photos make us wish we were able to look as great, in front of the camera.

Some brides were born to be photographed. Their wedding photos are really fun, and these couples enjoy the wedding photo shoot immensely. It’s too bad that not all of us are as photogenic.

Here are some tips to help those brides who find it difficult to relax in front of the camera, and look as perfect as they can be.

Have a pre-wedding photography session

Many brides feel uncomfortable posing in front of the camera, because they are unfamiliar with the photographer. If this could affect you, the best way to avoid it is to familiarize with the photographer’s style by having a pre-wedding photography session. Consider it as a worthwhile investment, and have an engagement shoot. This will introduce you to the way the photographer works, and it will prepare you better to pose on your wedding day.

Relax, breathe and be yourself


Don’t you hate it when you see a picture where the subject is unnecessarily grinning! Unfortunately, many people have this tendency to put on a fake Cheshire cat grin, the minute the camera is on them. It really takes away their natural charm. Since you will be in many photos during your wedding day, try to be yourself and not force a smile.

Forget about the photographer clicking, and just live the moment

The best photos are taken when you are yourself, and the best way to do that is to enjoy yourself without worrying about how you will look on camera. This article on the Boho Weddings website, tells us that it is important to hire a professional photographer, as they are trained in identifying and capturing a couple’s best moments, without being obtrusive. If you want to enjoy your photo shoot and not begin to hate the experience, do two things: find a good photographer, and just enjoy your wedding day!

Make sure your makeup and dressing is good on camera


All you have to do is to do a trial makeup and hairstyling session before the wedding, and click a few pictures to see if you like what you see. Remember that you may look different from what you anticipated. So, checking it out before hand is the best way to make sure. This is even more important if your makeup will feature glitter or spray-on tan, so you can get it right on the day, rather than be disappointed afterwards with how you look in the pictures.

Don’t be too worried about how the pictures will turn out

If you see a beautiful bride in the mirror, why worry that you will not look as good on camera? Discuss your concerns with your photographer before your wedding day, and as a professional he will be able to advise you on how you can pose to look great. Why not get his suggestions on which profile view or angle is right, as well as the extra effect s that will help you look your best. Be optimistic, and just pay attention to your photographer’s cues. Your pictures will be perfect.

Stay positive and follow our tips; and you will love your wedding photographs. For more wedding advice and all your wedding needs, visit us on Best for Bride.