Updated: Jul 13, 2022
A follow up to my previous blog about Wedding Photography tips and advice.
Social Media and guest's photos: A good way to let your guests know about your preferences for photos and posting on social media is to ask the registrant/priest to make a brief announcement of your request for privacy, at the commencement of the ceremony.
Think about how you want your photos shared... It's exciting and fun for your guests to upload photos as the day progresses, but it's important to relay to them your personal preference. Do you want just the photographer photos of the ceremony on social media, or perhaps you'd prefer if people waited a day or two before posting photos of the day. Things to consider if you only want professional photos posted etc.
It's your day and it's your privilege to make sure only the best photos of the day are shared. It's also a good opportunity to let guests know that you have a photographer whose job it is, to capture all those important and special moments.
A lot of bride's have asked me about confetti and what is the best option.
First and foremost, it's important to check with the registry/church if confetti is permitted.
The confetti shot, is one of the best photos for any couple, it really does capture the fun and excitement of the day. There's no better way to announce the joy and celebration of your special day than to be showered in colourful handfuls of beautiful petals or confetti that match the theme of your day.
Whilst handfuls of petals are great and give everyone an opportunity to sprinkle your exit from the ceremony, with love, it's important to keep in mind that the wind doesn't always work with you and many times, I've tried to capture the moment only to see the guests getting covered in confetti and not the happy couple.
I try to make sure everyone is in the best position and allowing for wind direction before photographing the moment. Also, if there are children taking part (which they love to do), I'll try and make sure and adult is there to lift them up and help them spread the joy.
Another recent trend is confetti cannons! These are great and come in a range of sizes and types and can really make for a fantastic exit from the ceremony. Try to have at least two or three being fired in succession so that the moment can be captured in better detail and enjoyed longer. Confetti cannons are also a lot better to direct and usually aren't too affected by the wind etc.
Try to avoid using foil or silk confetti or cannons. These are not biodegradable and are very difficult to clean up. Natural petals or even simple paper confetti breaks down very quickly and leaves less of an impact on the environment.
Pretty Petals: https://www.prettypetals.co.uk/
Confetti Shooter: https://www.confettisupermarket.com/confetti-shooters/
This can a really fun event and a great way to get your guest's participating in the excitement of the day. Usually done at some point during the Reception, after the wedding breakfast or before the first dance etc. The choice is yours!
A lot of bouquets are expensive and can be a very personal memory of the day, so if you don't want to be throwing your £300.00 bouquet of imported roses or a jewelled satin floral arrangement, think about purchasing a smaller simple bouquet just for the bouquet toss.
It really is a lot of fun and gets your guests involved in the celebration.
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