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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert: Asking For Discounts

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Asking For Discounts. I know how expensive weddings can be and fully understand that EVERY bride is on a budget. As a bride you should never be afraid to ask for discounts from your vendors…you never know until you ask and they just might surprise you. One of your best

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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert: Smiling During The Ceremony

Bride Tips From Dax Photography-Smiling During The Ceremony. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve seen a wedding party that doesn’t smile during the ceremony. No more RBF people!!! This goes for EVERYONE! Remind your wedding party that they NEED to smile during the ceremony! During the entrance it always looks

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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert: The Kiss

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: The Kiss. My best recommendation regarding the kiss at the end of the ceremony is to actually kiss twice! I guarantee that you won’t be able to not smile in that moment which is absolutely adorable! If you’re going to do a dip make sure it’s perpendicular to the crowd.

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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert: The Guest Book

Bride Tips from Dax Photography: The Guest Book. As more and more brides get creative with their guest books (thanks pinterest), make sure you have VERY clear instructions on what you want guests to do. At my own wedding we did a fingerprint guestbook where guests were supposed to put their prints in a cluster

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Wedding Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Size of the Bouquet

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Size of the bouquet. This post may be a bit touchy for some of my fellow wedding vendors, but I’ll try and be as tactful as possible. I’m seeing a troubling trend with florists and wedding planners…the bouquets are getting HUGE! As a general rule, the bouquet on your wedding

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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert-Guest List Numbers and Percentages

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Guest list numbers. Ever wondered how many guests actually attend a wedding if invited?  As a general rule you can expect about 85% of local guests to show and about 55% of out of town guests to attend if invited. Granted that can vary but those are pretty darn good

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Wedding Tips From a Wedding Expert: Who gives this bride away.

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Who gives this bride away? ALWAYS hug your Dad…and Mom for that matter during the part of the ceremony where the officiant asks “Who gives this bride away?” I get it…in that moment all eyes are on you, your heart is racing and you can’t take your eyes off of

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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert: The First Look Is NOT Required!

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: The First Look IS NOT Required. A first look is when a bride a groom see each other before the ceremony. I’ve heard from a few brides now who were, let’s say pressured, into doing a first look by either their photographer or wedding planner. Despite what wedding vendors may

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Vintage Airplane Engagement Session Featured on Montana Bride!

Just had one of my engagement sessions featured by Montana Bride, Inc​!  This was the second time that the Missoula Airport/TSA has literally shut down air traffic for us to shoot.  They have been so great to work with and on this one we had the Director of the airport drive us around.  Just as

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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert: Hair and Makeup Order

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​: Makeup and Hair order.  The order in which you and your girls get your hair and makeup done the day of the wedding can make a huge difference in the flow and schedule of the day.  I’ve seen some weddings where they save the bride til last to get her

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Wedding Planning Tips From a Wedding Expert-Parent Entrance

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​-Parent Entrance.  I often see parents and grandparents being ushered to their seats during the beginning of the ceremony.  Many times this means that the Dad or Grandpa is left to awkwardly walk behind the usher and Mom/Grandma.  This is not only awkward for them but also makes photos of them

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June 11, 2015 12:35 PM
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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography-Dance Circles

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​.  Dance Circles.  No…just no!  These are the worst during a reception and yet they always seem to happen.  We’ve all seen them…it’s when all the guests awkwardly circle around someone on the dance floor who has some moves.  But once the person in the center is done doing the worm

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert-Nails

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Nails. Bottom line you NEED to have your nails look amazing the day of your wedding! Whether you get them professionally done or just do them yourself, it’s a must. From photos, to everyone asking to see your ring…EVERYONE will see your nails, so make sure they’re presentable. Simple elegant is

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert-Prints

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Prints.  After you get your wedding photos back…get prints!  I don’t care if they’re large, small, canvas, metallic, etc, etc…just get them done!  My wife and I took 6 months to get some prints made and I’m a photographer!!!  Don’t just post them to Facebook or worse yet just leave

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Heels

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Heels.  Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love heels as much as the next girl…the 4 pairs of Camuto’s and Melani’s we just got for my wife last weekend from Dillards can attest to this!  I would however, recommend to most brides that they skip the heels and only rock

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Your Dress WILL get dirty…roll with it!

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Your dress WILL get dirty.  Bottom line your dress will get dirty and the underside will be absolutely filthy by the end of your wedding day.  I always find it funny how careful everyone is with the dress leading up to the wedding and even the morning of your big

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March 24, 2015 1:22 PM
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daximus
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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: The Cake

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Cake. I’m a conessueir of cake…I’ve had A LOT of it over the years. As far as local cake vendors are concerned here’s what I’ve found to be true. Best tasting-ranked from best to worst…Rosauers, Black Cat, The Pearl, Bernices. Cost-Rosauers (barely beat BC), Black Cat, Bernices, The Pearl. Creative look/beauty-Black

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Wedding Website

Bride Tips from Dax Photography​:  Wedding Website.  This is a great way for couples to provide details of the event to the guests and to get more accurate RSVP’s.  Many wedding sites allow you to build your own site within theirs that just has the basics (the knot, etc).  If you’re feeling even more creative

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: The First Look

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  The First Look.  Some couples choose to have a first look before the ceremony.  It allows couples more time to spend together the day of their wedding.  There are countless ways to do a first look but my favorite has to be the bride sneaking up behind the waiting groom…it’s

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Engagement Portraits

Bride Tips From Dax Photography: Engagement Portraits. I highly recommend couples to get engagement portraits. Not only do you get beautiful images to use in invitations, etc, but they are a great way to get to know your photographer and their style. Make sure your session speaks to who you are as a couple! If you

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Pets in the wedding

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Pets in Weddings.  My wife and I absolutely love our puppies…they are our family!  In fact I love weddings so much I named my dog Veil!  I often hear couples the day of their wedding say “awww…I wish our puppy was here!”  My advice is that you really should do

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: Tipping Vendors

Bride Tips From Dax Photography​:  Tipping wedding vendors.  There are no hard and fast rules here and certainly no expectations from any of the vendors.  The general rule here is that you really should try to take care of a vendor that goes above and beyond what you expected from them.  If you do tip

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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: 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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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: 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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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: 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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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: 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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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: 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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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: 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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Bride Planning Tips From A Wedding Expert: 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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