5 Things Other Brides Want You To Know Before Your Wedding Day

So you just got engaged & the reality of the situation has now sunk in. Where do you start?

Obviously the first order of business is picking a date & a ceremony site. Don’t forget about securing a reception hall or the caterer, though. But then what comes next?

Choosing the right wedding photographer.

Everyone knows that one friend that had a regrettable experience with their wedding photographer, so here are some questions to make sure you find a quality photographer that can help make your vision come to life. 


1. Someone Will Get Offended

No matter how hard you plan your wedding and try to includes everyone’s input, someone will inevitably get offended. Let them. Don’t let the fear of offending one single person take away from the joy of your big day. There are, however, ways to minimize the impact of offending everyone. Check out this article I wrote called How to Not Piss People Off When Planning Your Wedding.

2. Something Will Not Go As Planned

As an Los Angeles Wedding photographer, I’ve seen it countless times. The food arrives late, the wedding video won’t play, the DJ plays the wrong song, you’ll forget the wedding programs, etc. Whether it’s something big or small, something will not go exactly as planned. It’s better that you know it now so that one small (or big) mishap won’t derail you from the main event.

And who knows, it may be something that you can laugh about someday.

3. Hire A Videographer or Wedding Content Creator

If you’re here then chances are you have a good eye for wedding photography. For sure get a professional wedding photographer, but several of the brides that used a wedding videographer or a wedding content creator highly recommended it to others. It allows you to completely relive your wedding day in only a way that film can do. When planning, make sure to consider these 5 questions to ask your potential wedding photographer to make sure they’re the right fit for you.

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4. Make Time For the Two of You

Your wedding day will go faster than you imagined and it’s hard not to get caught up in all the festivities, but remember what it’s all about. Celebrating the love of you and your spouse. Carve time within that day for just the two of you. That may mean leaving a bit early or finding a moment between the ceremony and reception to take it all in. You’ll never regret finding that special time.

5. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Lastly (and maybe most importantly) don’t forget to communicate. Planning a wedding requires a lot of communication, but it’s perfect preparation for a lifetime of communication. You need talk about everything- small details to big things. Some specific recommendations on communicating include:

  • “10 PM Rule”- There are certain topics that can’t be discussed past 10 PM including in-laws, money, parenting, and work.

  • As your expectations in marriage change, discuss those. These are oftentimes brought on by life changes such as children, jobs, moving, etc.

  • Neither person is a mind reader so be sure to communicate!

In Summary

Your wedding day is really special and these few pieces advice come from first-hand experience of other brides. For unique ideas to make your wedding stand out, I suggest you read my blog on 10 Non-Traditional Things You Can Do at your wedding. Whether it’s recognizing the inevitable things to come or making time/budget for other things, I hope this was helpful in planning your own wedding.

If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer in Los Angeles or a Destination Wedding Photographer, please get in touch with me as my weekends are quickly filling up!

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huy nguyen los angeles wedding photographer

Hi, I’m Huy! I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Los Angeles. I love sharing wedding planning tips inspired by my experiences shooting weddings. Happy to have you here!


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