Wedding Mishaps and Ways to Avoid Them!

I am a wedding photographer…that has been established. It means that I have been a part of many weddings and I get to see the behind-the-scenes “drama”. I’ve learned a thing or two. Not enough for a best selling book but, perfect for my blog.

Let’s get to it…

Mishap #1 = “Where are the flowers? We’re ready for the pictures to start.” 🙁

*Always try to arrange for the flowers to be dropped off before the beginning of the pictures so even if they’re late (which happens!) we will have them for the majority of pictures.

Mishap #2 – “The schedule revolves around our transportation and we the limo hasn’t shown up.”

*Always plan extra time for commuting and allow for “things” to pop up. My advice is for the bride and photographer to stay close and make use of the time you’re waiting!

Mishap #3 – “The Brides bouquet fell apart an hour into shooting…yikes!”

*Always have the florists number for the day of the wedding and make sure she’s reachable! That goes for all types of service. Don’t leave your wedding notes at home! Have everything in your phone and in your personal attendants phone. Just incase.

Mishap #4 – “The bride and groom are with the photographer but the wedding party is lost!”

*Always make sure that someone in the wedding party knows where they are going and has the means to connect with the bride(and party) if things get confusing. Personal attendants are wonderful…give them everything they need to help you make the day smooth!

 Mishap #5 – “The tux arrived and the sizes are wrong.”

*Try to rearrange the jackets between the groomsmen (and ushers) making the mistake less obvious and keep the jackets on for the pictures so the pants don’t show as much. In most cases, nobody else will notice unless you draw attention to it…so don’t! AND after that, make sure they get their money back.

I hope this is helpful. AND I hope you don’t need any of this advice because your day is flawless!

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