Are you truly prepared for your morning wedding? Here are some tips.
1. Be ready to sleep extra early the day before and wake up extra early on your wedding day. Find ways to sleep on time — oils work for me. (And yes, you can message me about these helpful oils.) You need rest because your wedding day will demand a lot from you. You don’t want to look half asleep in half your photos and video footage because you lost your energy midway. Plus sometimes make up doesn’t adhere well to the skin of someone who didn’t sleep much.
2. Have what would help you and your preps mates (family, ento, suppliers) to stay awake in your prep room & your bridal emergency bag — food, coffee, mints, etc. In terms of meals, pls have a delivery service that can bring breakfast as early as needed. Don’t forget the suppliers’ lunch as well since you’ll all be at the reception that time.
3. Choose colors that won’t cause the people to feel warm — have them wear colors that won’t absorb heat. Dark colors tend to keep the heat in. Since lots of shots will be taken under the sun — the couple + entourage — good idea to go for colors that won’t make them feel even warmer than how it really is.
4. Have heavy cocktail time food to tide the guests over because usually lunch gets served late due to the need for a post nuptial shoot and retouch. This is especially true for weddings happening 10am onwards. For those happening at 9am, there’s a chance lunch won’t feel too late but prepare heavy cocktails as well. You don't want people to feel H-ANGRY while waiting. Usual wait time is 1.5 to 2 hours. (Besides, for us Filipinos, it’s better to hear that people got so full during our wedding than to hear them complain that they were hungry for the most part and couldn’t eat during the buffet part because of hyperacidity or whatever other condition.)
Do not serve only nuts and chips only during their wait time. Some will make you feel how dismayed they are because they won’t clap and cheer during your grand entrance.
5. Avoid having a long program, unless you’re having a really intimate wedding with people who are super close to you. The lunch crowd is more impatient perhaps due to lack of sleep, so avoid having too many messages, too many games, too many videos. (Oh and do not forego the led wall if your venue has a lot of windows without black out curtains. Don’t worry about the extra expense — you’ll get to see your photos and video in vivid colors + you don’t really need to spend much for alcoholic drinks during morning weddings.)
Hope these tips will help you decide and prepare for your morning wedding. Don’t forget to follow #theweddingtipsheet & #darlenetansalazarweddingemcee on Facebook and Instagram. ❤️
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