Wedding Planning Tips From A Wedding Photographer

When my husband and I got married a few years ago, I thought the planning process would be a breeze.  After all, he and I have both worked in the wedding industry for quite a long time.  I’ve seen so many weddings, and so has he.  We had a great sense of what we wanted and didn’t want, what we liked and didn’t like.  How hard could it be?

Turns out, harder than we thought!

what i learned from planning my own wedding

These were my wedding shoes. They were very pretty. They also hurt. I’ve worn them a grand total of one time. But they were SO pretty and the toes spell out LOVE, so, there’s that!

I learned quite a lot from planning my own wedding.  I learned how to let go of what wasn’t important and focus on what was.  I learned how to prioritize us, our family, and what we wanted our day to look and feel like over what countless wedding planning articles told me I simply must do and simply must have.  As a result, we ended up with a wedding day that was deeply heartfelt and personal.

wedding planning tips from a wedding photographer

Shooting my own details was completely surreal. That’s why I shot them the day before my wedding, and left my camera alone on the day itself!

Helping my wedding photography clients enjoy the process is one of the things that I love best about being a wedding photographer.  While I’m not a planner, I’ve learned a lot about planning and organization of a wedding day over my nearly seventeen years of photographing events.

I’ve put some of my best advice and things that I learned from planning our wedding into this article for you!  I hope that you find it helpful as you work towards planning your day!  If you have any questions about how the plans of your day are developing, don’t hesitate to contact me.  Even if your questions don’t entirely relate to wedding photography, every element of your day is interconnected and keeping that process running smoothly will ensure that you have plenty of time for pictures!