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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: The Schedule

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: The Schedule. I’ve had a lot of questions about the schedule for the day of the wedding. While each one is different, one of the main time factors is how many bridesmaids you have (expect 40 minutes per hair style and 35 minutes per makeup application). My wife said it best…”Would

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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: Fake Lashes

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Fake Lashes.  Bottom line you NEED these as a bride!  I take so many shots that feature eyes and lashes during a wedding it’s crazy.  The subtle addition of fake lashes draws more attention to your eyes…never a bad thing!  But be smart about it…you want a subtle addition, not

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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: Where to get ready

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Where to get ready. This is something that is often times an afterthought for most brides. However, as a photographer it makes a HUGE difference! I totally understand that you may be limited by the venue/location and that’s perfectly fine (I’ll get creative with it for sure). But just keep this

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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: Guests Dancing.

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Guests dancing. One of my biggest pet peeves at weddings is when guests just sit and watch as other guests dance. You wanna know what the best gift you could possibly ever give the bride and groom the day of their wedding…show them you’re having a good time! I don’t care

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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: Cell Phones During The Ceremony

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Cell phones during the ceremony.  In this day and age this has become a HUGE issue.  As a photographer it’s of particular concern…I can’t tell you the number of guests that ruin shots by standing in the middle of the aisle, standing up, etc trying to get pics on their

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Reception Schedule

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Reception Schedule. Make sure you touch base with both the DJ and Photographer about what/when you’d like to have happen during the reception. There are a few exceptional DJ’s out there who always work with photographers and coordinate as the night progresses. Bad things happen when they don’t coordinate. Bottom line

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: The Schedule

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: The Schedule. You’ll need to come to terms with the fact that any schedule you make the day of a wedding is merely a suggestion! Things will undoubtedly run late and take much longer than expected. My best advice to brides is to just roll with it and do your best

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Makeup

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Makeup. Get it professionally done…period! There is a major difference between makeup that is photoshoot ready and what you normally wear.  Skin Chic is flat out the best for weddings! Regardless of who you use, a professional will use the best quality products (often using an airbrush for your foundation) and will make

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Wedding Tips and Favorite 2014 Wedding Photos From Dax Photography​: Family Photos

Bride Tips and Favorite 2014 Wedding Photos From Dax Photography​:  Family Photos.  I get a lot of brides who request that the family photos be done before the ceremony.  While this seems like a great idea in theory…in real life, this virtually never works!  There is always a key family member who is either not

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Food for the bride and groom

Food for the bride and groom.  This one goes out to all the bridesmaids, groomsmen, family caterers, etc.  Make sure the bride and groom get fed during the reception!  Too often the couple gets pulled away from their meals for one reason or another (photos, dances, socializing, etc, etc).  As a general rule I would

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Flowers

Flowers.  One of the best ways to save money is to do your own flowers.  If want to save even more…make them yourself and get creative with it.  One of my favorite bouquets of all time was dried wheat wrapped around dried poppy pods…it was only $15 at the farmers market!  For Jen and I’s

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: The Details

The Details. Make sure you have the rings, shoes, flowers, jewelry, etc with you first thing in the morning. The sooner your photographer can get the items like these for the detail shots, the better! It will result in better shots that have a ton more creativity! www.daxphotography.com

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Vendors

Vendors.  As a general rule, the old adage rings true… you get what you pay for…especially when it comes to wedding vendors!  Please make sure you hire professionals.  A general standard I use for determining if a vendor is an actual professional or just doing it on the side is to ask if they have

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Invitations

Invitations. These need to go out 2-3 months ahead of time. Again you can get as creative and crazy as you want! Jen and I wanted some epic invitations that reflected who we were. We wanted something that no one had seen before. The only way we found to do that was to make them

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February 5, 2015 1:34 PM
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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: Save The Dates

Save the Dates.  Generally these are sent about 5-6 months ahead of time (for a non destination wedding).  You’re welcome to get as creative as you’d like, but don’t forget to say where the wedding will be (common mistake).  These aren’t 100% necessary, but make a nice touch.  If you’re looking to save money you

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: The Groom’s Ring

The Groom’s ring. Guys typically don’t give much input into a wedding and the ring is no exception. Don’t just drag him to a jewelry store and have him pick one…let him know that he can get creative with it. My wedding ring is made entirely of a Brazilian wood…it’s absolutely stunning, lightweight and is

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Wedding Photography Tips From Dax Photography: The Veil

If you’re going to wear a veil for your wedding make sure it’s properly secured into your hair…just setting it in with the comb won’t last long. Make sure you have 2 bobby pins on each side of the comb and push them in so they form an ‘X’ over the teeth of the comb.

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If your dress has button hooks/loops the best way to attach them is a crochet hook, but in a pinch a bobby pin will work almost as well.

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography 12

At my own wedding in September, my wife and I decided to make it an adults only affair.  I’m seeing this at more and more weddings.  We were worried that our guests who were parents would be upset…in fact it, was exactly the opposite.  Everyone LOVED the idea and treated it like a romantic date

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If you’re planning on spending any time outdoors in heels the day of your wedding get a set of Soulmates. They’re clear rubber/plastic caps to go on the end of your heels so you don’t sink into the grass.

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Bring extra black socks. At least one of the groomsmen will undoubtedly forget theirs! I always carry an extra pair in my emergency kit.

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography 9

“Styled Wedding” This is a term in our industry where a group of wedding vendors will get together and do a photoshoot with professional models. Basically it’s a fake wedding for a photoshoot. Vendors do these to increase their portfolio’s and get stunning images. Be careful when selecting vendors and ask to see examples from

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: 8

All wedding dresses with a train will have thumb hook to help you carry the train as you walk.  It’s always located on the underside of the train in the center about a foot from the edge (usually a 6 inch satin ribbon loop).  Some brides never notice it, and others try to cut it

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: 7

Try on your dress at least 5 times before your wedding day.  Not just in the store, or the alterations shop.  Make sure you try on your dress at home, preferably with the people who are actually going to lace/zip you into it.  Practice getting into your dress!  Know if you need to step into

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Wedding Tips From Dax Photography: 6

Powdered Sunscreen…yeah it’s a thing!  Those outdoor weddings can be brutal on a bridal party’s skin.  With pictures and the actual ceremony/reception all outdoors it’s no wonder so many people get sunburned at weddings (on their shoulders and especially face if their makeup isn’t SPF or they missed a spot).  To make sure your bridal

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Wedding Day Tips From Dax Photography: 5

Face each other during the ceremony as much as possible, if not ALL of the ceremony.  A lot pastors/officiants will have you face them during the ceremony…especially the important parts…DON’T DO IT!  Here’s why…1) facing each other will calm each other’s nerves, and don’t you want to look in each other’s eyes during the ceremony!?!?

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Wedding Day Tips From Dax Photography: 4

If you’re looking to save money, try not having a stacked wedding cake.  Usually you see a stacked 3 tiered cake at a wedding.  If you ask the bakery to not stack them…ie 3 separate round/square cakes it’s usually half the price!  You can then present them in all sorts of creative ways.  Same beautiful

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Wedding Day Tips from Dax Photography: 3

If you accidentally lean up against a tire the day of your wedding and get that black stuff on your dress (it happens more often than you think). Don’t try to clean it or wipe it at all! Rather, use masking tape or a lint roller to remove it…works like a charm! www.daxphotography.com

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Wedding Day Tips From Dax Photography: 2

Bring a few pieces of chalk on your wedding day. If you get anything on your dress it’s the best way to cover it up until you can get it professionally cleaned. It works great to blend in almost any dress color and won’t hurt your dress at all…no one will ever know!

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Wedding Day Tips From Dax Photography: 1

Register at Bed Bath and Beyond…it’s still the only major store that allows cash back on returns. It’s a tactful way to ask guests for cash to help pay for the wedding. Plus, I don’t know about you, but when my wife and I got that price gun in our hands we went crazy and

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