How to plan the best wedding

Great advice from industry experts

This page is all about helping you with how to plan the best wedding ever. There's a selection of useful posts from myself and some incredible industry experts that I love working with. Further down the page are my own tips from over ten years of being a wedding photographer. I hope you find the information useful and if you have any questions or queries then I'd love to hear from you.

Getting ready tips for your wedding day

Why wedding photography is so important

Choosing your wedding cake

Wedding makeup tips – Amazing advice from Ruby J Beauty

Connection shoots, engagement shoots & pre-wedding shoots. Are they worth it?

Connection / Engagement Shoot Tips

How to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer for You

How to plan the best wedding ever

Make your wedding about you!

Helter Skelter Fun!

If there is one piece of advice that I can give you with regard to your wedding day it's this: Make your day about you and plan what happens around what you want. Don't want to do a first dance? You don't have to. If you want Alpacas at your wedding, there are suppliers for that! Make it about who you are and that will be a great step to making it a day you and your guests will remember forever!

Make it about your Guests

Give them something to do

Weddings are special days out of the ordinary, and your family and friends have come to see you say "I do" to your best friend. It's absolutely magical. Is there anything for your guests to do between any food you're providing? Making sure they have access to enough drinks is also key. Are you having kids at the wedding? Will they be bored if there is nothing for them to do?

Make time for formals

we don't need long

Group formals take about half an hour so make sure there is plenty of time either side of that to hang out with your guests. Consider that Geoff will probably be queing for the loo when he's needed for a group shot, having a loud family member on hand at this point can speed things up no end!