5 wedding day tips from the pros

Wedding Day Tips from the Pros Advice from some of the best wedding photographers in Philadelphia We asked some of the best wedding photographers in Philadelphia for wedding day tips and advice. Here’s what they had to share: “Very seriously consider hiring a planner or day of coordinator. We are there to help the day […]

Wedding Day Tips from the Pros

Advice from some of the best wedding photographers in Philadelphia

We asked some of the best wedding photographers in Philadelphia for wedding day tips and advice. Here’s what they had to share:

Philadelphia wedding photographer Ashley Gerrity Photography
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“Very seriously consider hiring a planner or day of coordinator. We are there to help the day go smoothly and will do our best to troubleshoot throughout the day, but that can often pull us away from being able to focus on our primary role of photographing your wedding. Also, we know that wedding budgets are incredibly stressful, but it is totally worth the extra money to be able to have a spacious schedule and not feel rushed for photos on your wedding day! You’ll feel better and look better in your photographs if you’re able to approach the day in a relaxed manner.”

– Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Ashley from Ashley Gerrity Photography


Philadelphia wedding photographer Peter Doyle Photography
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“Worry about the things you can control, like the number of locations to use and how much time to a lot for preparations and travel. Let the weather sort itself out.”

– Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Peter from Peter Doyle Photography


Philadelphia wedding photographer Wide Eyed Studios
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“Make sure to purposefully spend time with the people who mean the most to you. A posed family formal is a nice token, but a real memory of laughing or dancing or hugging the people you love is a greater treasure. When you’re feeling stressed or something isn’t going as you’d planned, just remember: if at the end of this day, you are married to a partner you love, then the day has been a success.”

– Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Ashley from Wide Eyed Studios


Philadelphia wedding photographer Forevermore Photos
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“Plan, plan plan. When I make a timeline it includes everything – travel time, time for gathering your stuff before getting into the car, when will the flowers arrive etc. Then share that timeline with everybody involved. Make sure they know where and when you want them. Then the day of the wedding let it go. Just go on automatic pilot and have fun.”


Philadelphia wedding photographer McShea Photography
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“I’m anal on planning. I will pick their brain a few weeks prior with a details conference call. I try to get us all on the same page with details on the day of the wedding. If there are a couple of game-time decisions on the day of the wedding, I want us to at least know that beforehand. Even with the most organized couples, there will be some hiccups. The more prepared you are beforehand, the more smooth the day of the wedding will be. Also investing in a wedding planner ends up being worth it. I’ve never heard a couple say that they felt a planner was a waste.”

– Philadelphia Wedding Photographer David from McShea Photography

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