4 Tips for Planning your Wedding

When not out in Paris shooting engagements, honeymoons and portraits, I can be found capturing some pretty incredbile weddings!  This article shares some tips to help tackle the overwhelming process of finding someone to capture those wonderful moments on your special day.

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Take care of this very important step soon after you get engaged: hire your photographer!

It’s never too early to inquire - inquire with me here!  Availability  could be 8 weeks or 24 weeks out with weddings booking an average of 6 months in advance.  If you are planning on mailing finished photos with invitations, photo processing in the busy season can take up to 4 weeks.  Also keep in mind, for international weddings, invitations should be in the mail a minimum of 8 weeks before.  That’s a minimum 3 month window to give yourself! 

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Timing is everything

Decide how long you will need the photographer onsite for engagements and the wedding (part of the celebration or all of it), etc.  You should also consider whether or not you would like a second shooter for your wedding day.  Both are directly correlated with maximizing the number of photos you receive and will effect your total tarif.  Being clear on this will make the rest of the process more streamlined.

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As a bride, the last thing you should be worrying about is creating a sign-in book.  Ask about including a sign-in book.  If this add-on is available, it’s definitely one worth considering!

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The aftermath

The perfect compliment to your photos is a wedding album.  It’s also a great gift for immediate family members on either side.  Two parent albums, a popular add-on, can be tailor made and delivered.  Some photographers craft these at the convenience of the newlyweds, who will most likely still be honeymooning (it shouldn’t end too soon!).

I hope you found this helpful!  Planning for a  wedding can feel intimidating and wonderful at the same time. Thankfully, I’m here to help!  Please reach out if you have any questions and in addition to this article, I’ve put together some other informative pages and examples to make planning for photos part of the fun!  Be sure to sign up for exclusive access for more articles like this.