7 Tips for Staying Calm on your Wedding Day
Find Suppliers You Can Trust
The last thing you want on your wedding day is for a supplier to let you down; it’s a full-on enough day as it is! Although a time consuming process, make sure you do your research into suppliers before you hire them, to see if they have good reviews and are reliable.
Here at Imogen & James we undertake a pre-wedding consultation where we discuss all the plans for your day and any special requests to feature in your wedding film. We work to your itinerary - which can be as detailed as you like! We make sure the plan for your day is totally scheduled, meaning you don’t have to worry on the day about letting us know what you want filmed.
This sort of planning goes for your other suppliers as well. Make sure the florist knows where you want the flowers etc. If all timings are planned, it’s a huge stress off your mind on the day.
Some people find it useful to use a professional wedding planner to make sure everything runs smoothly. This isn’t for everyone, but it might be an idea to get one of your family or friends to liaise with your suppliers on the day, leaving you with one less thing to worry about.
Check Permissions Ahead of the Day
Ahead of your wedding day, make sure you double check that wedding videography - and photography - can take place for your ceremony. In some places it may be that a licence or two needs completing ahead of the day, or you might even have to pay for video coverage. Checking beforehand could save you a lot of heartache later on.
Limit The Number Of Locations
Filming in just one venue is undeniably easier for a videographer, and this isn’t just for selfish reasons! Travelling around to different venues means you won’t get as much footage of the day, as you’re travelling rather than spending time with guests. It also puts more stress on you, organisation wise.
It’s worth bearing in mind that your videographer can only be in one place at a time, so if you want shots of you arriving somewhere, it might be a case of slowing down to ensure we arrive before you and have everything set up for your arrival. While we aim to make our cinematic wedding videos as natural and authentic as possible, moving from venue to venue can sometimes mean certain moments need more coordination to ensure they don’t feel staged. That being said, it’s your wedding, so we will happily film anything and go anywhere, making sure we get the best possible footage of your day.
Factor Time For Yourself (And For You And Your Other Half)
There is nothing worse than running around like a headless chicken on your wedding day. Rushing through hair, make-up, getting dressed, jogging out the door… just stop and breathe! Factor in enough time so you’re not in a rush, and make sure you have time to just be in the moment and enjoy it! You only get married once, so you don’t want to get to the end of the day and wonder where it all went.
Accept That There Are Some Things You Cannot Control
Let’s talk about the weather. Even if you plan your day to military precision, the one thing that you can never ever predict is the British weather. Accepting that the weather might not go the way you want, is something you need to get out of your system before the day. It is what it is - rain or shine. But just because you wake up to a torrential downpour absolutely does not mean your day is ruined. Grab a few umbrellas and go dance in the rain.
Speak Your Mind Or You’ll Regret It!
Your wedding day is all about YOU! It’s a cliché to be a demanding bride but at the end of the day if you aren’t 100% happy with anything, you need to say. You’ll definitely regret walking down the aisle with a curly bouffant when you really wanted your hair silky smooth and straight. The same goes for your videographer. If there is something you want captured of your day, make sure you say beforehand so we don’t miss those crucial moments.
Remember, You Only Do This Once!
Your wedding day is the most momentous day of your life and should be a day to remember, not one you look back on wishing you’d done things differently. Planning is key to success; the more organised you are, the easier your day will be.
Interestingly, research suggests that not having a wedding film is a bride’s biggest regret. The number of couples having a professional wedding videographer is increasing each year, so get on-trend and make sure your wedding is captured on film for you to cherish forever.