Forget This One Simple Thing When Choosing a
23 August 2016 | Categories:
| Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Planning |
is a very simple thing that makes all the difference
when choosing your ceremony venue. Forgetting to check
it out is a serious oversight that almost
invariably leads to compromised photographs and
significant discomfort for everyone in the bridal party.
Typically, ceremony sites are set up so that the couple
is photographed against an attractive background. What
that means, of course, is that the ceremony site is
generally photographed from behind where the guests will
be sitting or standing, showing the view the wedding
party will have as they step onto the red carpet.
That's generally the view that photos on venue websites
show too. And, for most couples, when inspecting venues,
that's what they see.
But a perfectly lit background, a view that the guests
can enjoy, often comes with one significant drawback
that the couple may not become aware of until the
wedding day, when, having walked down the aisle,
the wedding party discovers they have the sun in their
eyes, so that everyone is uncomfortable and photographs
are compromised. Occasionally, however, it is the guests
who are squinting into the sun, wearing their
sunglasses, or holding orders of service up to shade
their eyes - all of which compromise their enjoyment of
the ceremony and your capacity to interact with them and
enjoy the love of their faces.
While a skilled professional photographer will have the
equipment and the experience that will ensure great
photos, regardless of the lighting conditions, photos
taken by the guests could be extremely disappointing if
the background is brighter than the light on the wedding
So, when checking out venues, pay attention to where the
sun will be at the time of the ceremony, and talk to
your photographer about where you need to stand.