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Wedding Coordinators Reveal Every Mistake That Can Ruin Your Big Day

Wedding Coordinators Reveal Every Mistake That Can Ruin Your big Day

We were so honored to have been chosen by as a photography expert in the wedding industry! So we decided to write a little blog about wedding mistakes to avoid and why you should have a timeline.

Here is just a snippet of some wonderful advice

Think you’ve got it all figured out, eh? Well, not so fast. When it comes to planning your wedding, it’s best to devise a well-thought-out plan well ahead of time. Before you rush into a frenzy of save-the-dates and DIY decor, there’s a long list of essentials you need to consider. And that, folks, is where the almighty wedding coordinator comes in.

Hesitant about spending money on one? Don’t be. They’re well worth the cost. And most importantly, having one will greatly increase your chances of staying sane, so there’s that. Because time is money, we went ahead and polled a handful of wedding coordinators to get the inside scoop on every mistake that could ruin your big day. So, listen carefully — this is advice worth heeding.

Here is my advice:

Have a photo timeline!

I personally wear a football player timeline on my wrist so I don’t miss a shot! You can see it in the photo of me with the bride and groom below.  I do a wedding timeline in 15 min increments.  I always tell my couples “You don’t have an hour, you have 4 fifteen mins time slots to get things done. For example:

  • 15 mins: Details (dress, old, new, borrowed, blue, shoes, garter, jewelry, etc)
  • 15 mins : getting ready
  • 15 mins: first look or just the guys / just the girls
  • 15  mins: her family  / his family / together

See how fast the day can go and how you might miss something if its not written down?

Red Gate Farms wedding party timeline for wedding jamie weaver

Think you’ll be able to do it all at the reception? Think again. Establishing a photo timeline in advance is imperative. In fact, it’s probably one of the single most important things a couple can do during the planning process. And one wedding photographer tells us why.

Immediately following the ceremony, people are excited, everyone’s together, and the partying typically gets underway, which is exactly why Jamie Weaver of Dream Weaver Photos in Savannah, Georgia, says having a photo timeline is key. “People tend to get sweaty, get drunk, go to the bathroom, take a smoke break or leave and we never have the same beautiful backdrop or the best looking people,” Weaver says. If you’re looking to avoid this type of situation, be sure to take this tip seriously.

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