Instead of find the perfect dress, what about the perfect outfit? Women have been liberated since the 70's, so finding a gorgeous pants suit would prove just how secure a bride is with being different and open-minded. You can be beautiful and comfortable at the same time as you say "I do."
Short and Sweet
Floor length gowns can be elegant and wonderful, but there is nothing wrong with summoning your inner flirty girl when walking down the aisle. If a bride had planned on changing from a long to a short gown after the ceremony, she can cut out the extra step, and just rock a fun twirly skirt all day long. A bride deserves to look cute, and what's cuter than a knee length dress that'll show off those gams and shoes!
Wedding planning varies from person to person, so why should the dress be any different? Be bold, be beautiful, be you!
The doorbell rings, with anticipation you rush over and swing the door open, standing in front of you is a courier, hands outstretched clasping that sexy new DSLR you've been waiting rather impatiently for. You scribble a poor excuse for your signature and with a big grin run inside and rip open the package as your best friend watches on, "OOOH" you hear her say, "You know how my weddings coming up, well I don't have a photographer yet" your heart sinks as you hear such words, in one moment your excitement has diminished, now replaced by the shear terror of the thought of photographing a wedding. Unable to say no a sheepish "yes" leaves your mouth, straight away you know you are in over your head. Your friend thanks you with a big hug and promises there will be no pressure, no pressure you think as you pull a small clump of hair from your head! No sooner has your friend walked out the door and you head to your internet machine in search of tips, It is here we meet.
Lets face it, even the most well planned weddings can be hectic at times, schedules just never seem to run on time, the bride invariably spends too much time getting her makeup done, no one can find the rings or there is a traffic jam on the way to the ceremony. Unfortunately, regardless of why things don't go to plan or run on time one of the first sacrifices to be made is time allocated to the photographer. It is for this reason that being able to work quickly and efficiently is of utmost importance.
When the heat is on (cue music) the last thing you should be worrying about is the basic technicalities of photography and using your camera. Shutter speed, aperture and ISO are fundamentals you must understand and know how to implement long before you arrive on the wedding day wondering what the hell you're going to do! To Pfaff about changing settings is to waste time, and will lead to missed opportunities to capture once in a lifetime moments. If the fundamentals of aperture, shutter speed and ISO sound Yiddish to you then hit up Mr. Make sure your photographer offers a free website where all images are posted for family, friends and guests to see for at least 2-months.