10 Wedding Tips – that work!

We are keeping it simple this week with our post and sharing some of our favorite tips. We have seen it all – 26 years of it all, so here are ten wedding tips that actually work – Enjoy!


The Hanger

1. Make sure you bring an appealing hanger for your wedding dress to be photographed with. It doesn't have to be fancy but nicer than a wire hanger.  

Step On Me Photography 

Love Note...

2.  Exchange a love note with your loved ones. With the groom and bride or parents, it is a great way to calm your mind but also a beautiful photo opts.  

Lexy Popa Photography


To Go Please..

3.  Ask your cater staff to pack you a to-go-box. When you get to your hotel you’ll be hungry and cake is always a good idea!

The Dress...

4.  Photographers recommend you don’t wear a bra the morning of your wedding – it will leave marks on your back and shoulders that will be visible in pictures.

Genevieve Hansen Photography


5.  Designate who is taking what home from the reception. You will be off in the limo but will need someone to take the gifts, food, decor and personal items home.

Lauren Buman Photography

Upon Arrival..

6. Take all the items you’ll need for the wedding to the venue, and hotel before the wedding date. Wedding day you want to show up with nothing in hands – relaxed!

Trisha Shelley Photography



7.  On your RSVP Cards put a line for a requested song. This way your guest are hearing songs they want to dance too and it helps the DJ with a feel of the party.

J Lobbins Photography


To be Wed...

8.  Printing wedding programs? Print only half the number of your guest count. Not every single person wants their own program – Save the Money!

April Maura Photography


9. Guest remember two things the most from a wedding- The FOOD and MUSIC – send them home with good memories!

Ryann Lindesey Photography

Sign Here...

10.  Ask someone to help with your sign-in table – usher/wedding attendant – they should greet guest tell them where to place gifts and make sure they sign your book. It makes a huge difference!

Ashtyn Nicole Photography

Meet Me in the Secret Garden

Garden Weddings are what we do. Nature is the best backdrop, filled with greenery and flowers the perfect setting for a whimsical and romantic wedding.

If this is your dream, we can make it happen with soft colors palette, natural material such as moss and wood, as well as Victorian-like accessories – gold, candelabras and of course a traditional gazebo.

To really watch your garden theme grow, we’ve put together a series of photos from our recent Style Shoot- themed – Meet Me in the Secret Garden




Alyssa Ryan Photography

Alyssa Ryan Photography



Jackie Rose Photography

Jackie Rose Photography

Tips on How to Survive a Bridal Show

On June 11th, we will be at the Arizona Bridal Show from 9:00am to 4:00pm - Phoenix Convention Center. You can purchase tickets - 2 for $12 here. Before you head out on Sunday, do yourself a favor and read the 4 tips below to come prepared for the show! 

Create Stickers Labels
As you visit the different tables, vendors are going to request your basic contact information. Save yourself a lot of time by becoming friends with AVERY Labels -print your name, address, email address, and wedding date (if you haven't chosen a date yet, put TBD). Not only does this give the vendor an easy way to reach you after the event, but it also enters you to win door prizes.

Make a Wedding-Only Email Address
Let's be honest, you are not interested in every vendor and you don't need them contacting you after the wedding. Creating a separate email address for wedding vendors eliminates the clutter from your regular inbox and let's you focus wedding information in one location. This should not be confused for a fake email address but rather an email you will use for all the wedding information you need to communicate. 

Map out your trip

Find the Vendors you really NEED! You probably don’t need to find every vendor necessary to complete your wedding day. So, make a list of the three different types of vendors you need to see at the show, and only stop at those types of booths. Also, if you’re just engaged, then you probably need a venue, caterer, and a wedding planner. So, those are the three you need to look at first before you start looking at wedding cakes or shoes. Staying to a strict vendor-type list will make the show more enjoyable for you, and also less overwhelming. Trust me.

Two Bags Please!

Yes! 2 bags upon arrival, (usually provided by the bridal show sponsors) and use one bag for actual vendors that you would like to follow up with, while the other is for vendors that you have no intention of doing business with but enjoyed those freebies.  This will make your whole entire life easier when you get home from the bridal show and decide to view 600 flyers! 

At the end of the Bridal Show you will need to recharge yourself for Monday but trust me you will be smiling like this - it's all DONE!! See you there 


Photo by: LIA Photography

Photo by: LIA Photography