How to have a stress free wedding


Wedding days can be a stressful time period for both the bride and groom. In order to ensure a smooth running day here are my top five tips to help prepare for the big day.


1) Hair and Make Up Trials

Be sure to have a hair and makeup trial at least a month before your wedding. This will give you peace of mind to know exactly how you will look and give you the opportunity to change things in advance if necessary. Make sure to bring all jewellery to the trial to see how makeup shades work with the pieces.


2) Flower Fancies

Have your florist deliver your flower bouquets to where you are getting ready, not the ceremony venue. Since you never know when the mood will strike for a great photo, you’ll want your flowers there and ready to go.

3) Snack Time

Have some food delivered to your getting ready location. It may be hectic, but take the time to have a bite before the wedding since it will be a while before you have the opportunity to nourish yourself during the reception.


4) Always be prepared

Maid of Honour, prepare an emergency bridal kit with clear nail polish, mints, a sewing kit, safety pins, bobby pins, pain reliever and mini deodorant. You never know when this might all come in handy.


5) Make Up Margins

Allowing 50% more time for hair and makeup than you originally anticipated alleviates the number one reason wedding schedules end up running late. This will assure you have plenty of time for all the portraits you want to take before the wedding.

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Andrew James - Cheshire & Manchester based Commercial Product, Fashion and Wedding Photographer

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