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Wedding Planning Guide

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Wedding Planning Tips, Tricks, and Ideas 


Planning your wedding? Need some help and advice? 

We've got your covered...


First of all, congratulations on your engagement. As well as wedding photography we also do engagement photoshoots ,and later, maternity, newborn, and family photoshoots :)


As wedding photographers, our aim is to give you the best photographs possible and to assist in making your special day as fun as possible.

Getting amazing wedding photos in not just down to the skill of the photographer and the quality of their camera equipment. A lot of it is down to your preparations.


From the many weddings we have done in the Western Cape and around the world, we have a good idea of what works in order to produce great results. The following pages of info will point you in the right direction and perhaps make you aware of things that you have not yet considered - things that are really important in helping us get amazing shots.

Not all of the information may apply to your wedding but you can take from it what you need.


It will only take you 5-10 minutes to read through these pages. At the end, if you have any questions or if you require any further info then please contact us, we're happy to help!


1. Whether you are planning your wedding by yourself or you are getting people to help you, the most important thing is that you enjoy it. It is your wedding and it should be a true reflection of who you both are and a celebration of your love. It is important that you look back with happy memories, satisfied that you owned the day and made the most of the experience. 


2. One of the key elements to a successful wedding is to delegate. Putting a person in charge of each thing will help events run smoothly. The most important thing from a photography point-of-view is that you have an MC - someone to take charge on your wedding day, someone you trust to make sure that everything is happening in order and on time, someone who can keep the guests informed of the proceedings - this will help us, and it will help you to relax and enjoy your day.

So, plan your wedding and then hand it over to people you trust.


3. When the big day arrives, don't worry if all things don't go to plan, just roll with it, because the unexpected and spontaneous moments always result in fun and great photographs.


4. Take advantage of the experience of the service providers you have booked for your wedding. They all deal with weddings on a weekly basis and can point you in the right direction so that you can be fully prepared. Reach out to them for their advice and then decide what will be best for you.


5. Give your service providers a detailed order of events and times so that each one knows in advance what to expect and where their role will fit into proceedings. Be sure to also notify them via email of the exact address and times that you want them to be there. Because, if one thing gets delayed everything else will too.



6. If it helps, here is an example of the order of a wedding...



  • Venue decor shots

  • Getting ready (and photos once you are ready)

  • Groom welcoming guests

  • Walking down the aisle

  • Ceremony

  • Signing

  • Throwing confetti

  • Group photo (all the guest together)

  • Family photos

  • Bridal Party photos

  • Couple photoshoot (leading up to sunset)

  • Bride & Groom entering reception

  • MC intro

  • Starter

  • Speeches

  • Main course

  • Cutting the cake

  • Throwing bouquet and tossing the garter

  • First dance

  • Father Daughter dance

  • Guests partying and dancing

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