what would you change

What would you change? (if anything...)

A guide to help all future brides

What would you change?” Have you ever been asked that?  It’s inevitable to look back on your wedding day and think about the things you could’ve done differently. When delivering the final work to my couples, they often talk to me about things they would change if they had the chance to go back. 

I never got married, so I can’t speak from personal experience. Therefore, all I can do is speak from the experience of other people and provide you with a light reading, so that all future brides think about this before their wedding day. 

Let’s keep in mind that the items referred on this list are something couples decided not to consider or simply forgot. Some of them obviously mean additional investment (which can be a problem once the couple set their budget), while others can be more feasible.

If you already had your wedding, can you relate? 

If you’re still planning your wedding, was this helpful? 

Enjoy and give me your feedback! 

1. Wedding album

We’ll start off with the easy one.  I’m definitely biased on this one, not only because I’m a photographer, but also because, for me, printed photographs are something I can’t live without. 

Having said that, wedding albums may be something couples don’t always consider having, but fortunately that’s one easy thing to amend. In case you hired photographic services with no album included, you can always talk to your wedding photographer and have it made. That way, you can have printed memories at hand and a beautiful decorative piece too.

wedding album
wedding album
wedding album
wedding album

2. Wedding video

I understand sometimes couples don’t consider the possibility of having a wedding video because of their budget. 

However, if you’ve been thinking about it, don’t think twice. Video and photography can live separately, but they’re a match made in heaven. The flow and vibe are completely different, but really complement each other. 

In the photo: Faz Filmes Produtora

wedding video
wedding video

3. First look

“First looks” give the photographer some of the best and most spontaneous reactions. It’s easier to take the time to do the “first look” if the bride and groom preparations are in the same location, thus avoiding additional stress on an already stressful day. 

Furthermore, the couple can spend some time together before the ceremony. If you’re thinking about it, talk to your photographer. 

first look
first look

4. Comfortable shoes

Here’s one several couples regret about not having remembered. If you want to dance the night away, you better do it with the right shoes… or with no shoes at all. 

The key word is: delegate. It’s perfectly normal for a bride to overlook some details and comfortable shoes is usually one of them. Make sure to tell your bridesmaids or closer friends to take your extra pair of shoes to the venue. 

comfortable shoes
bridesmaids
comfortable shoes
comfortable shoes

5. Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids are there to help you out with whatever is needed. Some brides don’t think about it much, but when the big day comes, it’s really important to have people around who can talk to you and make sure you’re calm. 

Friends (who can be bridesmaids or not) usually help coordinate the guests, take food and drinks to the couple, straighten the bride’s dress or even prevent the bride from having blisters.  

bridesmaids
bridesmaids
bridesmaids
bridesmaids

6. Live band

I think it’s consensual that music is a key element in a wedding. It has the power to take you back to that special moment of your story together and it’s what keeps the party alive. 

Most couples pick the songs for specific moments and some choose to have live bands playing the soundtrack to their special day. There’s this beautiful feeling about being in a private concert and if you (or any of your guests) sing or play, this presents itself as the perfect situation to show your talent.

In the photos: 

live band
live band
live band
live band

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