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If, like me, you’re engaged to be married, you love photos and want to have as many as you can get on the big day, you can do this easily without having to give everyone a disposable camera. With a luxurious wedding venue and a few extra touches, you can create a beautiful setting that your guests will want to take photos of and create memories that will last a lifetime. Not only will you have all your professional snaps, but you’ll also get hundreds of fun and candid photos of all your friends and family.
We have gone with a great photographer who I heard of through word-of-mouth. Their images are quirky and different – none of the standing around awkwardly posing. We wanted something a little different, and candid is perfect for us.
Here are some other ways to get the best pictures of your day without breaking the bank.
Serve your drinks differently
Forget the norm when it comes to your drinks. Champagne flutes and cocktail glasses are all very well, but they are standardo. When it comes to weddings, there are some more creative ways to get your guests boozing. Remember the old tradition of tying tin cans onto the back of the happy couple’s car? You could give this tradition the nod to by serving signature wedding cocktails in tin cans. Not only will your drinks taste amazing, but people won’t be able to help themselves snapping selfies of them holding their drinks.
It’s always a good idea to have entertainment at weddings for the times when your guests are waiting for you to have your photos taken. Games are a great option for you to get everyone having fun, as well as providing something else for people to take photos of. If you have space in your venue, then you can get huge garden games now fairly cheaply, and of course, you don’t have to be having a garden party to use them. My friends recently had a game of ‘Mr and Mrs’ which was excellent fun whilst we were waiting for dinner!
Go with a theme
Creating a theme for your wedding can create some excellent photo opportunities. Dependent on the theme, you can go the whole hog and have guests arrive in specific outfits or costumes. Ancient Greece is a beautiful theme for a wedding; it’s romantic, classy, elegant, and straightforward to do. Using plenty of grapes and gold strewn throughout your venue, you could even dress your ushers up like Spartans. God, could you imagine if I got the football boys to do that, they’d lose their minds with excitement!
You could also opt for something a little more ‘out there’ and choose a movie-inspired theme. A Harry Potter themed wedding is very popular, and I’ve seen people recently jumping on the bandwagon with Joker themed weddings! Something like the Great Gatsby could work, as not only does it combine one of the most memorable books and films, but it also includes all of the glitz and glamour of the 1920s. Just imagine the over-the-top vintage jewelry, the embellished ball gowns, and all the bling from your decorations.
Create a wedding hashtag
What better way to get everyone posting about your wedding than having everyone having a wedding hashtag to include in their social media posts? You can get really creative with your hashtag – I’ve seen some excellent ones. We’re definitely going to have one, but it’s pretty bog-standard at the moment. Do you have any ideas for me?
Read more about our wedding here.