Weddings days are for men too! Yes they are…
Don’t be fooled guys, deep down we know we all have a soft spot for getting married and planning that ‘dream’ wedding! Sure, on your wedding day most of us don’t like the attention, but it’s a great time to really embrace something truly unique in life. A moment when you get to see the love of your life in a stunning wedding dress and claiming to the world that she is yours FOREVER. That might be daunting for some, but for most of us, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
So here’s a few wedding day and wedding photography tips for you dudes out there. Who most of you will become ‘shadows’ to your fiance as she plans away preparing for your wedding day. So to the 100% of women who are reading this, it’s now time to call your man sitting there on the couch or getting lost in the shed to come in and start reading.
So for the boys…
No matter what, try to agree more to what your fiance has to say from the beginning of the wedding planning right up till the end.
See most groom-to-be attend meetings with florists and wedding photographers and smile as their fiances (who most of the time) have already made their decision prior to meeting with vendors. The important part for you blokes is to agree and smile and occasionally pay up! This does not mean, a week out of your wedding day, you turn around and say “hunnybunny I don’t think that was a good decision booking and paying for X, Y, Z” – this could be the beginning of the end for you. So tip one – agree, smile and support from beginning RIGHT UP till the end of the wedding planning.
For goodness sake, shave or spruce up prior to your wedding day.
Think about it, your fiancé a year prior to your big day joined yoga classes, went on a strict gluten free and organic diet, attends the gym religiously and has all the intention to look absolutely stunning in her dress. I know some of you dudes might think, nah not for me. Trust me, best you also make an effort, at least shave! So tip two – try to look smashing, if not for your future wife, at least for yourself! Cause once those babies come around soon after your wedding day, you can say hello to the dad Bod – slightly plumply and hard to get rid of.
Ease up on the Booze on your wedding day.
Well we all know what happens when you get too carried away, it’s not a night out with the boys. It’s your wedding. Sort of like a night out with the boys but slightly toned down x 100. Tip three – try to drink water (at least one glass) on your wedding day too.
Don’t hold back.
Out of hundreds of weddings we’ve photographed throughout the years, we can say 60% of all you blokes cry. Hey, not hating on this one. We think it’s awesome, cause one – you will truly know a bit about yourself when you are humbled to be a room with close family and friends expressing a raw human and natural emotion that speaks volumes. And two – you get brownie points from your new wife (always a win) she’ll think your sweet and a sook by she’ll love it. Tip four, if you want to cry, then heck just cry – tears of joy only!
On your wedding day, the attention is all yours. For most of us guys, this sucks! But luckily, if you prepare yourself and remind yourself that people are there for you and your other half, then that should be enough to loosen up. To truly create stunning wedding photographs, your character has to shine through. So hold your wife’s hand and take her into your arms. She will love you for it after once she sees your photos. Tip five – just chill!
Over the years we have been able to photograph hundreds of weddings, each to their own, unique in every way. The best weddings we’ve ever photographed involved a mix of great personalities in great locations. Not how bling the bombardiers were or the fact that the expensive hire car rocked up 10 minutes late. Weddings are only truly great because two people have reminded themselves and everyone else, that it is worth to celebrate one of life’s greatest gift, love!
Central Coast Wedding photography – Here at Coast we specialize in wedding photography throughout the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle regions of New South Wales. Contact us today: (02) 4339 38460