It was so long ago now since my wedding day and I can tell you from experience that when your big day arrives you’ll probably find that it passes in the blink of an eye.  One important tip I would give any soon to be bride would be to take the day in your stride and make sure you get plenty of photos.  Those magical memories will last a lifetime, especially if you’ve taken the perfect photos throughout the day.

 

Let’s face it, those photographs will be making an appearance on Facebook and social media. While hiring the right photographer is clearly pivotal, they can only work with what’s in front of them. So, how can you turn your wedding into the image of perfection? Here’s all you need to know.

  Find the perfect venue for your big day. The internal aspects of the space can usually be decorated to your tastes, but you can’t do much to change the backdrop. Therefore, location scouting is an essential element of the big day. Choosing somewhere with the perfect backgrounds will undoubtedly bring those images to life. Perhaps more importantly, it will give the day itself another special ingredient for your guests as well as yourselves.

  • Ensure that you, the happy couple, look and feel your best. This is the one day of your life where appearances are pretty important which is why the perfect wedding dress and wedding suit is essential. Meanwhile, it’s also important to practice the makeup options before the big day arrives. Looking great will give you the confidence needed to enjoy your wedding to the max while also getting the best photos.  Not confident in doing your own make up then prearrange with a wedding hair stylist and makeup artist to come to your home and ensure you have beautiful, long lasting hair & make-up for your special day.
  • Do something out of the ordinary to show your character during the evening reception. In addition to the normal cake cheese gifts have also recently become far more popular (seriously who doesn’t love cheese!!!!) to add another standout feature. It’s a far more iconic idea than the usual buffet desserts and is something all guests will remember. Alternatively, you could have a chocolate fountain as those always work well too.  Want to be extra extravagant then go for both, the plan is to do it once anyway.  Either way, doing something unique will make professional and amateur photos look better than ever.
  • I have heard that quite a few brides have hired out a photo booth with all the accessories. This has become a popular option for many newlywed couples in recent years and it’s not too late to jump on board. Those fun accessories are sure to produce winning and fun photographs involving you and your guests. Best of all, the printed photographs are a great addition to the candid snaps that are sure to be taken on iPhones and digital SLRs throughout the day. With all the smiling / laughing faces in those photos it shows what a wonderful day it was too.
  • Appreciate the influence of social media. The professional photographs are designed for a more traditional keepsake. Still, modern tech should not be ignored. Getting a snapchat filter designed for your big day can serve as the perfect accompaniment. The small gestures can often make the biggest impact, and this is the perfect example to highlight those sentiments. Besides, nobody will ever forget the event when their photographs literally state it.

 

(photcredit Pexels)

In today’s world, getting the perfect photographs is a crucial part of the big day as they serve as a lovely keep sake of a day you will want to remember and treasure.  Although memories can fade photos will help bring them back to life in your mind in years to come so make sure you do plenty of preparation to ensure you get the best and most varied pictures possible.

What option would you do to make your wedding photos stand out?

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47 thoughts on “Creating Gorgeous Wedding Photos That Look Great On Social Media”

  1. We had a wedding hashtag for Instagram so we could browse everyone’s photos from the day. The best man also took the groom’s phone and did selfies with everyone which we printed into a little book – it’s one of our favourite mementoes of the day!

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  2. I love the idea of photo booths and things, my friends had one and two copies were printed, one for you to take home and another to be added into a book which the couple kept x

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  3. I work with brides as a stylist and I can honestly say most women choose the wrong dress for their body types and the wrong shade of white. They choose a dress because it’s trendy but you have to remember these pictures are forever. The right dress, the right accessories and a photographer who is very good at what she/he does can make stunning images. I’ve seen images that made me cry but most do not.

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    1. Choosing the right dress is also very important. Women worry too much about being in something that is the height of fashion and don’t always consider whether it’s right for them. It’s a shame as it can affect the pictures as can the wrong photographer.

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  4. I’m not yet married (or engaged, hoping he reads this, haha) but I’ve already thought a lot about the sort of wedding photos I would want because there are photos I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. I love photos that are relaxed and unposed for, that just capture a split second happy moment.

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  5. I’m not married myself, but some of my friends who’ve recently got married have had some amazing photos on Facebook. The weddings abroad always look fantastic x

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  6. This is such a helpful post if you’re getting married. When I get married, I don’t think I would mind spending a lot of money on a photographer to capture the best photos! xo

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