Before you start traversing the path of wedding planning, there are things you need to know to make your wedding planning journey much easier. One of the best ways to learn is from the mistakes and experiences of other people who have traveled the same path you’re about to start on. Mindee is a phenomenal photographer based in Missouri and today, she shares with us wedding planning lessons from her past experiences.
1. What common mistakes do you see couples making?
I wouldn’t necessarily call it a mistake but I notice a lot of couples forgetting to just enjoy themselves, especially at the reception. A lot of times the bride and groom get caught up saying hello to all of their guests and never actually make it to the dance floor. As important as it is to thank all of your guests for coming to celebrate with you, I think it’s just as important to actually celebrate. Get out on that dance floor and dance with your husband/wife!
2. What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
It’s very necessary to consider lighting when planning just about everything, especially outdoor ceremonies. You don’t want to be reading your vows while squinting into the sun. You can always ask your photographer for help during the planning process.
3. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
In addition to being present on the wedding day, I am always available to offer any help or support to couples as they plan and prepare for their big day!
4. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
I think they need to ask for help with the days timeline from the start. I always tell my couples they can message me anytime with questions during the planning process. It’s so hard to know when to book things like hair, makeup, a party bus, etc. when you’ve never planned a wedding before.
5. What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
Honestly, probably just all of the COVID weddings lately. Things are different, unique and fun in many ways that I never thought possible.
6. What was the most memorable wedding you have ever worked, and why?
The wedding for the couple on my website cover page was definitely a memorable one! They are such a fun couple with great friends! The dance floor at that reception was definitely a blast!
Capture the love, laughter, and joyous moments of your wedding that will tell the story of your wedding for generations to come. To make this magic happen, get in touch with Mindee on her website at www.mindeemalloy.com.