If you are able to choose a room for the bride & bridesmaids to get ready in, choose the largest with the most windows. Once you have hair & makeup, videographer and photographer in the room things can get tight so the more space the better and natural light is always the best for makeup.
Keep the room tidy. Water bottles, plates of food and clothes strewn all over aren't the most conducive to romantic, beautiful wedding day photos.
Your wedding dress deserves great presentation so avoid plastic or wire hangers as they just don't do your dress any favours.
Keep visitors to the bride before the ceremony down to only those who really need to be there.
Music & Champagne! The most important thing to do when getting ready is to have fun so enjoy it with a great playlist & bubbly always helps.
You want to be as calm and happy as possible before your ceremony so if you have young children as part of the bridal party try and have them get ready in a separate room so you don’t have to witness any tantrums.
When you walk down the aisle you want to be greeted by the smiling faces of your closest friends and family and your handsome groom waiting at the altar and not a sea of phones and cameras flashing away if front of you with your husband-to-be craning around trying desperately to catch a glimpse of you! We very highly recommend having an ‘unplugged ceremony’ - you can have the MC or Celebrant make the announcement before the ceremony and once the ceremony is over your guests will be free to go crazy with their phones.
When walking down the aisle remember that it’s not a race. Take your time and enjoy it!
Tip for holding your bouquet so it looks great: hold it just under the flowers or top of stem with your thumbs at your belly button level or slightly lower.
Don’t worry about the cameras, we are after relaxed candid moments so you don’t have to worry about us when you’re walking down the aisle, no big smiles for your cameraman, just your groom.
It’s always a good idea to assign a bridesmaid to keep a look out for any wardrobe malfunctions during the photo session such as slipped chicken fillets and nipples, under garments showing etc.
Last but not least, don’t forget to put aside enough time for your photos and have fun!