Make it yours and yours alone
We’ve seen it and we’ve experienced it: a couple thinks of a great thing, has great ideas, starts getting everything ready… and then the others come in with their opinion of what something should look like. That’s also why we shot in Iceland and Bali, our couples just ran away. You’ve thought of a casino wedding, go for it. You want to go to the beach, go to the beach. Donuts? Hamburgers? Streetfood? Whatever you want, just do it.
Sometimes you can tell from the video: the craziest and most content couples are usually the ones that just went and did all the ideas they came up with.
Experiences, not things
The internet can probably show you plenty of inspiration on what to do and how to make everything look perfect. Mostly, though, it’s advertising editorial and inspiration for what you should buy. So think more about what you want to experience with whom, the decor and things around it are just underlining the most important thing: you and your family and friends. Enjoy your wedding, dance, drink and dance again. We don’t script weddings, we 100% respect everything you come up with (and always have a great time) and quite often the best things are things that aren’t planned too far in advance anyway.
Wedding video as a memory
Quite a specific tip. Wedding video - consider it carefully. It’s a great thing when videographers film experiences. Don’t let them film the stuff, the dress, the shoes and the decorations. Time flies at a wedding and in a video, and it just comes in handy to have footage of memories of people and “what it was like”. The feeling of the wedding day just has to jump out at you as soon as you press play. That’s what we’re always trying to do. It just depends on what really happens. Don’t try for epic shots or editorial shots of the two of you on the cliff when the wedding is in town. Most of the time it’s a 3 hour drive for a few shots and your guests are waiting for you in the meantime. A wedding should be a celebration, not a commercial. And most importantly: it’s not even a little bit timeless, there will be completely different trends a year from now that we should all follow. But we won’t, haha.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
At the end of the day, no one will remember the color of the wedding, what flowers were on the table and will not remember the wedding planning. All that matters is if everyone had a good time. And everyone will remember that forever. All the guests will do what you do: dance and they will dance. Sit at the bar and everyone will sit and drink with you and it will be a lovely conversational evening. There’s no manual on what to do, just do what you want.
And finally: drinks, drinks, drinks
Provide refreshments for everyone. Guests are arriving, they will be waiting for you, don’t leave anyone high and dry. It’s great to come up with something original, but it doesn’t matter that much. But a bar with a bartender and a bride and groom’s drink for a summer garden party is a pretty good idea.