Occasions Photographers have got the photography covered, but what about preventing any other mishaps that might occur during your wedding day? With so much pressure on the big day itself, you’re bound to be worried about every minute little detail. It’s the most important day of your life, so we understand you want absolutely everything to be just right. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most genius wedding planning ideas for you to browse through to make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish on your special day.

Your Wedding Day Made Easy

Your Wedding Day Made Easy


To make sure we are able to get the maximum number of wedding day photos:

  • Schedule your hair and make-up to be completed in plenty of time before we arrive to start taking the getting ready pictures.
  • Give your stylist a buffer of 20-30 minutes for any emergency alterations or changes.
  • Time how long it takes to put your dress on as well – it sounds silly but dresses with lace up backs can take a very long time to navigate.
  • For filming and photography purposes while you are getting ready, allow your hair dresser and make-up artist a space with plenty of natural light, and enough room to be able to work as well.
  • It’s a good idea to designate a trustworthy usher, bridesmaid or family friend to arrive at your venue 40 minutes before the ceremony. You’ll be amazed how early guests arrive – they don’t want to miss a thing!
  • We will also need to set up approximately thirty minutes before the start of the ceremony so it’s a good idea to keep us updated if any of the timings of your day change, or if there’s a wedding just before or after yours.
  • It’s also wise to make guests aware whether you want an “unplugged” wedding as early as possible – even if it’s only for the ceremony part of the day. A strict no-technology rule for your guests is the only way to be sure they enjoy your day through their own eyes and not through a screen!
  • When it’s time for the bridal party photography shoot we always recommend leaving at least an hour to ninety minutes, and don’t forget to allow for travel time on top of this if needed between venues. There’s nothing worse than feeling rushed on your special day.
  • If you have the time, and the man-power, why not ask one of your bridal party to put together a wedding day picnic with snacks and drinks? This is a great way to tide your guests over until the wedding reception and it’ll stop you worrying that people are getting bored, leaving you free to enjoy the most romantic photo shoot of your life.

We are positive we can create a perfect wedding day album for you, but everything else takes just the right amount of planning. At Occasions Photography we know a thing or two about weddings and we’re always happy to share our expertise to make your wedding day as easy as can be!