Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event; you will want to avoid these top 10 wedding mistakes at all costs. Either become OCD or get help with wedding planning!
1) Not explaining how you like to look.
Explain to your photographer how you dislike and like to look. It can only help.
2) Focusing too much on taking photos.
A good wedding photographer should be able to balance photojournalism enough that you will be able to spend time with your guests. However, this doesn't mean spending zero time taking photos.
3) Not getting help organizing guests.
Have someone that knows your friends and family organize groups for portraits. It helps the session move along faster.
4) Forgetting the details.
Heirlooms, extra invitations, special favors. Be sure to spend a few minutes to consider the elements important to you to bring for photographing on your wedding day.
5) Skipping the Pre-Reveal.
Taking photos before the ceremony is great in that the bride and groom are still fresh from their preparation. Clothes are still wrinkle-free and make-up fresh. It is also better than rushing the couple after the ceremony, which tends to run late anyway.
6) Trying to pose.
Instead, let your photographer guide and direct you. Just be in the moment. Relax and act natural. Be in love with each other.
7) Not choosing a photographer you click with.
You're going to be working with the photographer for a period of a year or so. It's going to be a long ride. Pick someone who gets along with you and plays well. Pick someone who sees eye-to-eye with you and your fiance.
8) One of the most understated wedding mistakes: Falling for photography trends.
Trends are just that, trends. They come and go like pop music. Don't fall for the hot trends. You want your wedding photos to be timeless, eternal, and valued for generations to come.
9) Not smiling enough.
Smiling makes for photogenic photos. Tell everyone walking the aisle to smile plenty or at least keep their chins up and look ahead. This will avoid the double chin look that happens when staring down at the floor while walking.
10) Trying to make everything perfect.
It's your wedding. Relax and have fun, even if the details don't turn out exactly like you hoped or you're getting a little too much cake on your face! Go with the flow, hakuna matata, have fun with it!