My Wedding Story Part Two

My Wedding Story Part Two

Only a few weeks before this scene, I saw another bride in Sydney that stopped all that nonsense right in the beginning. She told them all how she wanted it to go, and if they did not want to do it her way, they could just pack up.
At first the minister did not want to comply, but when se told her father to ask him to leave, he changed his mind. She then proceeded to have a very quiet ceremony that went exactly her way, with no interruptions.

Those two very different experiences made me think about how those of us in the wedding business go about our business. Sometimes videographers, ministers, and we photographers forget to honour the sacredness of the wedding. We also so see so many weddings that we forget this is the first and perhaps only time the bride and groom will ever experience it.  Our familiarity makes us good at what we do, but it also wears away our perception of the sacredness of the event. Before long, each wedding is simply another day at work, and we are eventually temped to herd our clients through the paces.

To be continued to Part 3

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On your wedding day

On your wedding day

If you have done all that you humanly can do to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible, then you can and should relax. Give thought to the reason you are getting married  and why everyone is three to help you celebrate the occasions.
No wedding is ever perfect and if you accept this, you will be in a better position to enjoy your day all the more.

  • Relinquish control by being a guest your own wedding and appoint a wedding day coordinator (such as MC of rusted family member) You bridal party, the host and service providers are there to tend to any problems. Let the day take care of itself and have faith everything will work out – because it will.
  • Have something to eat and drink such as energy foods – chocolates, energy bars, banana and yoghurt. your wedding day is not the same to worry about the caroline count.
  • Try to personality thank every person who has attended your wedding. it’s hard to stop and speak to everyone at length, but a quick glad you could make it, it means a lot to us to see you there…” is fine.  There will be some people that you have not met previously so it’s  important to make a point of meeting and thanking them as well. Don’t forger to also let your best friend/s know how much their friendship has meant to you over the years.
  • Make sure that you are the first to leave the reception. Even newlyweds can overstay their welcome, as guests are waiting for you to leave first before they can go home.Your photographer will be photographing you during the reception party, don’t forget to smile on their camera, too!

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Unique Zing

How to give your wedding a unique zing?

  • Write y our own vows. This will set your wedding apart and give your an opportunity to express your love in your own words.
  • Have a mini-choir, soloists or a member of our family play or sing at the ceremony
  • Write a love to each other and have the officiant read them at the ceremony
  • Instead of numbered tables for the seating arrangement, personalise and tie-in the tables and placecards with your wedding theme. For example, name each table after your favourite flowers, sports team or rock bands.
  • Incorporate elements of the past, such as photos of your parents or grandparents, on the entrance table.
  • Enlarge photograph of you and your partner ask the guests to sign their names on it.
  • Leave a nice writing pen and a guest book on an entrance table for your gusts to sign. Alternatively, have someone walk around with the book and ask everyone to sign it.
  • Compile a collage of you both – from your dreaded baby snaps through to your high school photographs and on to day.
  • Take an instant photo of guests as they arrive at your reception. Tie each photo to tree placed in the corner of the room. At the end of the reception, guests can take their photo home.
  • Have each guest bring a rose and ask then to add it to an arch upon their arrival at the reception.
  • Write and perform an original song or love poem at the reception.
  • Instead of placecars, have each person’s name written on a small paper flag mounted in a chocolate cupcake. This makes a great bomboniere.
  • Put a disposal camera on each table. Designate one person on each table to make sure all the snaps are taken and the camera is returned. You can end up with some great candid shots for your album.
  • Make a crossword or word sleuth based on the wedding couple to be left on each table. The guests can fill them in while they waif for you both to arrive at the reception.
  • Leave a personalised note on the table addressed to each guests. thanking them for their past friendship and support.
  • Ask your photographer to show your photos that has been taken on the day on the screen during the reception.

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Wedding Speeches for the Groom

Wedding Speeches for the Groom

Remember, this is the best audience you will ever have.

Why? Because from the moment you stand up to the moment you sit down,
the entire audience is totally FOR you.

The very reason you’re standing up is because you are intimately connected with the people beside you – and so is the audience.

Whatever you say will be listened to and respected. Not only that, but guests listening to speeches often really want to laugh because it breaks tension and because they want to let you know they are with you. (Some of the guests will be even filming you!)

So be assured, even a vague attempt at a gag will be warmly received!

Remember, your photographer will be capturing those moments, too!

 

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The Speech for The Groom

The Speech for The Groom

Traditionally, the groom’s speech comes between the father of the bride’s and the best man’s.

At Sydney Wedding Photography by Katsu, we have some brief with your MC/ DJ, so we will  know who are making speeches and when. So we can make sure to capture those beautiful moments.

It offers you, as a couple, the opportunity to say your thank you to all the people who have helped me to make the wedding come together and to present them with gifts.

You speech also gives you a chance to reflect that has brought everyone together.

You may well want to talk about how you met your bride, relate some funny and/or touching anecdotes describing hoe the romance developed, and perhaps say something about the nature of love and marriage in general.

Don’t forget to mentikon “How beautiful your wife is” also!

Cutting your wedding cake straight after the speeches are a good idea, also.
Please make sure that you give your eyes to your photographer before you cut the cake!


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Who’s the best man

Who’s the best man

The best man is meant to perform a supportive role. and not add to the pressure.

So you may want to ask someone who is not too busy or reliable.
If you have brothers, he could be the one.

In a nutshell, he organizes the stag night, accompanies the groom to the ceremony, brings the rings to the ceremony, introduces the speeches at the wedding reception (unless you have a MC on the night)  ad makes the best speech himself.

If the groom can’t or does’t want to, decide between two friends, or one can’t make the stag party and the other can’t make the wedding, it’s fine to have two best men (s).

If both are present, they can stand up front with you during the ceremony, and you can divvy up the day’s responsibilities as  follows:

One bring the rings (make sure getting your photographer to take photos of the rings) and other acts as toastmaster for the speeches, drive around during the location shoot if you only have one wedding car.

One is master of ceremonies for the day, the other makes the speech.
I make sure that I have a quick briefing with the best man before the ceremony and before speeches, so I can be sure what will be happening, so I can capture the moment.

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Funny jokes during your wedding speeches

Funny jokes during your wedding speechesSome funny jokes are great way to start your wedding speech especially for the grooms.

Obviously, you will need to stay on the safe side and choose the good ones though.

You will need to remember that just because you and your friends might think that jokes are funny, does not mean all your guests will like that.

There is nothing better than photographing my clients who are happy and laughing during their reception party.

They laughed a lot as soon as I showed them a photo of the groom is making a joke right next to his beautiful bride at the reception party in Sydney.
They both absolutely loved my work.

I got these jokes from a MC who did amazing job on the night.

Hope they are helpful.

One old Cajun dude who’s been married for about 50 years says he married his 
wife “for better or worse…he couldn’t do any better and she couldn’t do anyworse!”

Another grandfather who’s been married for SIXTY-FIVE YEARS said that the way he was able to STAY married for 65 years, to the same woman, was, “I keep MY mouth shut whenever SHE’S running hers!”

After a quarrel, a husband said to his wife, “You know, I was a fool when I married you.” She replied, “Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn’t notice.”

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