One of the most important parts of the wedding day is the ceremony. It’s the moment that you commit yourselves to each other and those that you’ve invited to witness this important moment!
We’ve got some important tips on how to make your ceremony run smoothly!
Ask your guests to turn off their cell phones. I have been at more than one wedding where a cell phone has gone off in the middle, sometimes more than once!
Have an unplugged ceremony. You’ve hired a professional photographer, it’s perfectly acceptible to ask your guests to put their cameras down and be present during the ceremony. There are many reasons for this. First, when a guest is trying to capture a perfect picture they’re not actually paying attention to witnessing this important moment!
Second, if all your guests have their cameras up then you don’t get to see the expressions on their faces if they get captured in the photos.
Third, if a guests flash goes off it can ruin your professional photos.
And finally, photographers are given rules when photographing a ceremony to protect the sanctity of it, guests often aren’t aware and therefore can compromise the ceremony!
Make sure your guests understand what time your ceremony starts so that your day will run smoothly! I’ve had couples have a time they put on the invitation and the actual time they intend to be married. If you know your guests are notoriously late then putting the ceremony time a half or even an hour early can keep your wedding on track. I’ve seen wedding ceremonies held up by several late guests.
Make sure your vendors have the correct addresses, especially your limo! If you know there are several streets with similar names make sure you give major intersections as well! I’ve seen limos go to the wrong address, putting the whole day behind!
Walk slowly down the aisle! We know you and your bridal party are nervous with so much attention on you but I’ve almost missed some people come down the aisle because they’re nearly running!
Enjoy the moment, look into each others eyes and let whatever emotions are there out!