Photographer and Smile
Another typical aspect of this style is that the photographer is very active and vocal about guiding the event. This can be an advantage if the couple failed to hire a coordinator. The photographer can organise and move people involved in the formals, as well as frequently ask the couple and guests to stop what they are doing and smile at the camera for a shot.
This iteration is most noticeable during the reception party as the cake cutting and first dance are often interrupted by the photographer asking the couple to look this way and smile. Although obviously very instructive, this process of stopping people for a smile is so embedded in the tradition of the style that its seen as completely acceptable. (although I try not to do this so often).
The tradition is so strong that sometimes the marriage celebrant or the DJ may actually stop the couple and tell them to look over at the photographer and smile without checking even checking with the wedding photographer.
It’s always good to remember to look at your wedding photographer when you cut the cake or during signing the form at the ceremony.
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Author: Katsu Nojiri
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Public speaking tips
Here are some tips to improve your public speaking tips:
- Committing your speech to memory is a fine idea, until the moment you suffer a mental block and lose your spot. Instead, jot down the main points on cue cards.
- Speed kills so slow down. A sure of killing a good speech is going too quickly. Timing is everything. Pause at the spots where you want people to laugh or reflect. If you want to get a true idea of the speed of your speech, record it on tape.
- The moment you walk up to the podium, you are being sized-up by the audience. Act confidently even if you are not. Stand upright, and look relaxed. Practice doing just this.
- Look at the audience and move your head around the room as you talk. Project your voice to the back of the room. When you make reference to people, look in their direction to give a sense of inclusion.
- Don’t worry bout any hecklers, just go with the flow. Any laughs that result from a heckler will be credited to you in any case
- Finally, never apologise for anything. You are doing the best you can and should not have to say sorry for that. Weddings are forgiving environments and everyone understands the intent and the purpose of speeches and will clap you warmly for this alone.
- Don’t forget that your wedding photographer will be photographing you during your speech. You know what to do!– back to Home-