Planning your wedding venue is an essential stop on your journey to the big day! Almost (LOL) as important as choosing the right wedding photographer for you.
Getting the right venue for your wedding ceremony or your wedding reception could make or break your wedding day.
Over the years as a wedding photographer, I’ve photographed many weddings in different venues up and down the land. Some wedding venues are designed for wedding ceremonies, but many more are not!
YOUR WEDDING SHOULD BE EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT IT! – YOU DESERVE IT!
IT’S YOUR DAY SO IT’S YOUR WAY!
You shouldn’t have to think about what is the best for your wedding photographer’s when you fall in love with the wedding ceremony and reception venues.
You will know in your heart of heart what you want as soon as you see the venue.
Here are some tips and hints for wedding venues.
WEDDING VENUE PLANNING|ADEQUATE LIGHTING?
This is only relevant for some charch or indoor wedding venues, but having adequate lighting can make a huge difference to the vibrancy of the colours in your wedding photographs. So what’s too dark? _ If you would struggle to read a book, then that’s a good indication. If you are having a traditional church ceremony , some of the older church building have small windows and do not have a great deal of natural light. Of course, many ministers/priests do not allow any kind of flash photography during the ceremony (for example, Glasgow Cathedral). This doesn’t mean you need to floodlight your ceremony!
DO NOT worry our modern camera equipment is more than capable of taking lovely wedding pictures in low light. Make sure that your wedding photographer has the equipment AND skills to be able to take those stunning pictures of you both as “two souls become one”.
Wedding Photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime.
As your wedding photographer, i would make sure there is some light falling on you and your partner, it’s great for the wedding pictures and your guests can see your faces as you exchange vows and become husband and wife.
What about the cake cutting and first dance? – It’s usually dark(ish) depending on the venue/band/disco lights but we make sure that your guests (Including gran) can see you!