British Columbia Photography For Weddings

The biggest challenge about finding a wedding photographer for your big day is that you really can’t be sure of what to expect until the results are out. Unlike a wedding cake vendor who can make you the exact sample of the wedding cake you want so you can taste, there is little you can do to weigh how suitable the photographer in British Columbia is for the wedding. Luckily, even with fewer checks before hiring you increase your chances of having the best moments of the day captured in the best way possible for you to relive them all over again years to come.

Pre Wedding Shoot

Benefits of Professional Wedding Photography – Know the style that you prefer

Professional shooting comes in different styles with the most common being documentary, fine art, portraiture and edgy bold. If you care about the style, then you should get familiar with the options available so you are able to get yourself a photographer in British Columbia who can deliver exactly what you are looking for. You can always ask your photographer in advance which styles they can handle beforehand so you avoid wasting too much time on a photographer who doesn’t have what it takes to shoot and tell a story like you want with your wedding photos.

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Wedding Photographers

A wedding reception can be formal or informal, but you must make sure you do it right -- in other words you should follow the normal wedding reception protocol as that is what people will expect. Note however that the protocol is not as rigid as you might think, and can be regarded more as a set of guidelines. But what is the traditional wedding reception protocol?

A formal wedding reception is normally held in the restaurant of a hotel where facilities and staff are on-hand for a full sit-down meal -- sometimes still referred to as the "wedding breakfast". An informal reception with a buffet menu can be a less expensive option.

When the guests arrive at the reception, they should be greeting by a receiving line. This is normally the bride's mother and father, the bridegroom's mother and father, the bride, and finally the groom -- in that order. If there is a large number of guests you might want to simply have the bride and groom welcoming the guests.

Guests are then normally presented with a drink, and when everyone has arrived they can start to look for their name cards in the dining area. The bride and groom should have sorted all this out well in advance, and the only point of protocol here is that at a formal wedding reception there is normally a top table for the principal members of the wedding party.

At some point the bride and groom will slip away to change into "normal" clothes and will then return to say good-bye before heading off on their honeymoon. Just before they leave, the bride throws her bouquet into the air -- and tradition has it that the female to catch it is next in line for marriage. Sometimes the groom will toss the bride's garter to the men, and the one who catches it is then expected to place it on the leg of the girl who caught the bouquet.

The bride and groom then get into a car that has been decorated by other guests and drive off into the sunset for their honeymoon and the rest of their lives together.

Finally, remember that the whole point of the wedding is for the benefit of the bride and groom, and that wedding reception protocol is, after all, just a set of guidelines. It's what the guests will be expecting, so if you plan to deviate from tradition it's probably best to let everyone know in advance so as to avoid disappointment.

Plan it carefully, then relax and enjoy yourselves!