22: Share Your Creative Vision
If you are planning a DIY wedding and have hired your props and decor on a DIY basis, it is a good idea to dedicate someone you can trust to set up your props. You will have been planning your big day for a while so you will have a clear vision of how you want everything to look, but not everyone will have the same creative style and imagination.
Pick your most reliable friend or family member and get together before your big day so you can run through everything you have hired and how you would like them styled.
Alternatively, consider hiring an On The Day Co-Ordinator to set up everything.
Tash, Mae & Maple Prop Hire, @maeandmaple
23: To Share Or Not To Share
Before your wedding, discuss with your partner whether you are happy for suppliers to share images of your wedding on their websites & social media.
I have a full blog about this, but the simple version is that under GDPR you now “opt-in” for suppliers to be able to share images rather than “opt-out”.
As a photographer, of course I love being able to share the images I’ve taken of your wedding, but if your job has a strict policy about social media, maybe you have foster kids, or you simply want to keep your day private and intimate, know your rights.
Emily, Lotus Photography, @LotusPhotographyUK
24: Book Your Hair & Makeup Trials Well In Advance!
Ideally, the wedding hair and makeup trial should be carried out 2-3 months before your wedding day (we know, this seems like ages away!) however, food for thought….
- Is your free time limited due to work commitments or children?
- Are you saving up your annual leave for events like your hen do or honeymoon?
- Does your Hair and Makeup Artist work part time or full time?
- Are you a teacher? Would you prefer to organise your trial for during the half term or school holidays?
If any of the above resonates, not only will you want to book well in advance, but ensure that your chosen wedding makeup artist and hair stylist offers weekend or half-term appointments.
During the peak wedding season, Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists are usually in high demand so you could potentially miss out on having a hair and makeup trial if you leave it too late to book!