Tips for Reception Exit Photos

The grand exit photos can be some of the trickiest images of your wedding day. It's fast paced and filled with various items being thrown or waved in your face. While exit photos can be a challenge they can also be some of your favorite images. To help you capture the energy and excitement of this mad dash into married life keep in mind these three tips.

 

3 Tips For Exit Photos Every Couple Should Know

1. Put Someone In Charge.

If you don't have a planner then you will want to put someone in charge of getting everyone set up outside for you big exit as well as getting your getaway transportation in place. You will also want to make sure they are handing out sparklers, rose petals or any other item your guests will throw to send you off. Make sure this person checks in with the photographer to ensure they are set and ready for you to make your exit before telling you it is time to go.

 

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2. Stop Halfway Through.

Once you begin your dash out of the reception hall you'll want to stop midway to give everyone a wave or enjoy a kiss in the moment. This allows your photographer to make any little adjustments to their camera settings as well as get a clearer image of the two of you without being overwhelmed with confetti or sparkler smoke.

 

3. Make a Dash For The Car.

You might be tempted to give everyone one last hug goodbye before you drive away but resist the urge. Once you are at your getaway car, get in and go. You can spend another hour saying goodbye to your guests and this makes it more difficult for the photographer to capture your final farewell from the vehicle. 

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Tips for Looking Thinner in Your Wedding Photos

Every bride wants to look and feel amazing on her wedding day but sometimes when you’re caught up in the stress and planning, exercising and eating right takes a back seat.

Thankfully there are three simple ways that you can still look incredible in all of your wedding photos if you aren’t at your ideal wedding weight. 

 1. Add a little height. A beautiful pair of heels is one of the easiest ways to look slimmer. Heels can get a bit uncomfortable but you don’t need to wear them the entire day. Slip them on as you get ready and keep them on for the ceremony, couple portraits and your first dance. After that, slip on a pair of flats so that you can comfortably party the night away. There’s no need to wear stilettos either, opt for a comfy wedge if you need to. Don’t wear anything higher than three inches. 

1. Add a little height. A beautiful pair of heels is one of the easiest ways to look slimmer. Heels can get a bit uncomfortable but you don’t need to wear them the entire day. Slip them on as you get ready and keep them on for the ceremony, couple portraits and your first dance. After that, slip on a pair of flats so that you can comfortably party the night away. There’s no need to wear stilettos either, opt for a comfy wedge if you need to. Don’t wear anything higher than three inches. 

 2. Choose the right dress. Before you buy a dress take your body shape into consideration and choose something that will allow you to feel comfortable if you’re not able to reach your goal weight before the wedding. An empire waist will help you hide those hips while a corseted gown will suck in your waist and show off your bust. If you’re not afraid to highlight your curves, opt for a well-tailored mermaid style gown. An A- line silhouette suites nearly every body type so try one on. 

2. Choose the right dress. Before you buy a dress take your body shape into consideration and choose something that will allow you to feel comfortable if you’re not able to reach your goal weight before the wedding. An empire waist will help you hide those hips while a corseted gown will suck in your waist and show off your bust. If you’re not afraid to highlight your curves, opt for a well-tailored mermaid style gown. An A- line silhouette suites nearly every body type so try one on. 

 3. Straighten up. Your posture makes a huge difference to how you look and feel in your wedding photos. Loosen up your shoulders before your photos and take a few deep breaths. Stand up tall and keep your shoulders back but make sure that you still feel relaxed and not rigid. Lengthen your torso from the top of your head; you’ll automatically stand a little straighter. 

3. Straighten up. Your posture makes a huge difference to how you look and feel in your wedding photos. Loosen up your shoulders before your photos and take a few deep breaths. Stand up tall and keep your shoulders back but make sure that you still feel relaxed and not rigid. Lengthen your torso from the top of your head; you’ll automatically stand a little straighter. 

5 Reasons Why Every Bride Needs a Wedding Planner

Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on in order to bring it all together though, which is why this can be such a stressful period for brides too.

Hiring a wedding planner can make this joyful time a little easier on your nerves. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional planner:  

   
  
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      1.        You’ve never done this before   Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process.   

1.     You’ve never done this before

Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process.

 

   
  
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         2.        The stress is getting to you   Planning a wedding is harder than it looks and if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. You should be excited about your big day, not stressed and tearful.

2.     The stress is getting to you

Planning a wedding is harder than it looks and if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. You should be excited about your big day, not stressed and tearful.

   
  
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         3.        You’re unsure about the costs involved   If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget.

3.     You’re unsure about the costs involved

If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget.

   
  
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         4.        You need a push start   A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life.

4.     You need a push start

A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life.

   
  
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        5.        You’re under the impression that your photographer will help with the planning   Yes, a photographer can give you some guidance on the timingbut they definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. Your photographer will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots but they won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall for décor shots, bustling your dress before you walk down the aisle or making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are pinned on properly, this is what your wedding planner is for. A wedding planner is there to make sure that your photographer can do his or her job on the day.

5.     You’re under the impression that your photographer will help with the planning

Yes, a photographer can give you some guidance on the timingbut they definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. Your photographer will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots but they won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall for décor shots, bustling your dress before you walk down the aisle or making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are pinned on properly, this is what your wedding planner is for. A wedding planner is there to make sure that your photographer can do his or her job on the day.