August 13, 2021
I’ve been doing this job for ten years now. And as a wedding photographer, following the bride during the whole day, I can tell you that I’ve seen many different brides and ways to live the big day. With all this experience in mind, and with the need to share with you for you to be as relax as possible during your own big day, let me give you a few advices and tips to make this adventure a dream instead of a nightmare.
3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
The engagement session
Of course, I had to talk a bit about photography. But definitely, isn’t it something you care about? «Am I going to be pretty on my pictures? Did I tell to the wedding photographer that I don’t like this profile? Is the photographer going to know how to pose me? ». I have a really good news, we can remove all these fears from you with an engagement session. What is that? It’s about a session before the wedding with your photographer, to know each other, for you to know how to pose, for her/him to explain to you the best positions for you to keep, and to see the result before the wedding! As a pre-wedding photo shoot, the best way to be relax about how pretty you’ll be on your wedding pictures! I just wrote an article about all the reasons to organize an engagement session with your photographer HERE.
2 MONTHS BEFORE THE WED
The Pre wedding Moon!
I love this concept so much! And actually, you are more in love of each other now than ever! So, organize one week abroad, unplugged, and come back on what really matters. YOU! Your couple, your love for each other, your story and relationship. Relax, have fun, spend holidays like before the proposal. Just the two of you! By example, book an experience at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat – A Four Seasons Hotel with me!
1 MONTH BEFORE THE WED
You have a planner, you have bridesmaids, friends and family. They would be more than happy to help. The planner is actually there to care about everything. So if you hire one, it’s also to don’t overthink! She knows now all the main details and it’s just about adjusting things. You can delegate to your closest friends, they will know what is important enough to bother you or not!
2 WEEKS BEFORE THE WED
Stop talking about the wedding during 3 days. Tell that to your wedding planner, during 3 days, no need to call you or to email you. You are not available! Take moments to go back to a normal life, when you were just both of you, before the proposal and before the wedding started to take that much place in your life! Yes you can, I promise, Red Word: Wedding!
A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE WED
Taking care of you.
Guess what, now it’s too late to change anything (or you’re going to be killed by your suppliers!) So, it’s useless to triple check if the napkins are the good color or the time line of the day. It’s done. Your planner toke care of it. You just have now to enjoy your last day as a single lady, going to your bachelorette party, and think about how you love your futur husband!
THE DAY BEFORE
Massage, body cream, bath with bubbles, champagne (but not too much!) do whatever you want as long as it’s not about staying alone and being panicked about the last details. Take hotels rooms in your venues if possible, surrounded by your best friends, and enjoy! (But not too much!). Don’t overthink, it’s too late. Just enjoy. Everything has been organized for these moments. Live them instead of trying to control them!
THE WEDDING DAY
See it as a flow. It’s now, it’s happening. You cannot change now anything. Keep in mind that you choose each supplier because you trust them to do an amazing work, including your wedding photographer! So it’s not your business anymore. Just follow the flow, we take care of everything!