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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: 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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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: 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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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: 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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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: 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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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: 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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Wedding Planning Tips From Dax Photography: 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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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 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: 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 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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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: 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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