Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The 5 biggest truths about a wedding no one wants to talk about

A wedding is such an important event that needs to be taken care of meticulously and with every detail. All couples get excited but 90% of the time, they have never been in this marrying process before so they are not aware of how it works. We are here to tell you what no body will but everyone knows. 

Potography by Eva Zelenková
1. Every time we meet with a couple and their families, and they start talking about their own “timing”, what they think is going to happen at each particular meeting of the wedding, it’s always the same mistake: how much time it takes for the ceremony. Always they give one hour for the ceremony, no more than that. Even, the wedding venues, will give just 60 minutes for the ceremony; but at the end, everyone knows it takes more than that. The estimate is at least one hour and fifteen minutes more for the official picture taking. As Wedding Experts, in our timelines, we always set at least 1.5 hours for the ceremony, including the most wanted pictures of close family, bridesmaids and groomsmen. Make sure you don’t underestimate the love of the people that arrive to your wedding. They WILL want to take a picture with you. Smile!

Photography by Lester Manchamé
2. The protocol states that the newly weds have to go from table to table toasting with all their guests and taking a picture for the future. Sometimes, this is the only picture the guest will have with the bride and groom. Let’s be honest: it’s painful, boring, I can certify you will want to quit this procession and most of all, the guest don’t want to wait for you either. If you wait for dinner to be served until you finish with the “table trip”, the guest will be annoyed and hungry, and probably, you will be too. Some couples think it’s better to serve food, but ultimately, it’s a trick. Your guest will see food and leave the table. Or, in the worst-case scenario, your pictures will have people with their mouth full. One piece of advice: if you take a picture and toast with one table, you will have to do it with all of them.

3. Time flies as the famous Janet Jackson used to sing. Really, it’s unbelievable but all recently married couples will give you this advice: enjoy it because it doesn’t last. Most of our couples spend from 8 to 14 months preparing their big day and it feels heartbreaking when after so long of working towards it, so much effort and detailed energy put into it, the wedding day goes by so fast. When you realize, it’s over and can’t believe it, feels like 9 minutes.

Photography by Daniel López Pérez
4. We know you have prepared everything in detail; you have taken care of every aspect and even hired the very best of wedding planners. Let me tell you the ugly truth: no wedding is perfect. The word “perfect” is overrated. You can be truly ready for the big day but there is always, always something that you can’t plan for. And when something goes wrong, anything, and it’s will happen, just breath, sit down, relax and enjoy the show. It’s not your job to solve it. And your wedding planner’s job is to solve it before anybody realizes, even you most of the time. At the end, make a good point about everything that doesn’t come out as you planned. Laugh at it and have it as a story to tell.

5. As we said before, everything goes real fast. You wont be able to meet and greet with everyone.  It’s practically impossible to say hi to everyone, so make the best out of it. Enjoy every minute of the wedding day and make it memorable. Don’t worry if you are not able to dance or talk with all your friends and family gathered there, but if you want to make it up to them, Thank You cards after the wedding are a must.

Now, go out there and make YOUR wedding happen with no mistakes. You can't say we haven't told you. :)