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Wedding Advice from KAP Couples

Wedding + Elopements, Wedding Wednesday

April 21, 2021

Savannah + Jackson

Fall Wedding at Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula, CA by Kyrsten Ashlay Photography Fall Wedding at Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula, CA by Kyrsten Ashlay Photography

Do  hair and makeup trial:

Make sure to give your “planned” hair & makeup ideas a test run before the big day. Many times you’ll find that the shade of lipstick or eyeshadow palette you chose, actually doesn’t go with your skin tones or once it oxidizes it doesn’t look how you imagined it. You don’t want to take up more time fiddling with your makeup on your big day! You want to make sure it’s perfect. 

Read your venue contract THOROUGHLY

Many times, there is that super tiny fine print that totally changes the way you look at the venue. Many venue contracts have very, very specific dates & times that things are due and there is no grace period for those things, so make sure the venue is there to make your day absolutely perfect, rather than just existing to make money off of you. 

Hire a wedding coordinator:

If your venue doesn’t already provide one for you, make sure you have someone who’s in charge of all the minor/major details for your big day and who is there to make sure everything goes as planned. Also, make sure they are on the same page as you & understand what other vendors are there for. 

To see more of Savannah and Jackson’s Fall wedding at Lake Oak Meadows check out this blog post.

Zoe + Richard

Planning Tips:

You cannot control every detail and you’ll be happier if you don’t even try to. 

Get used to delegating. More people than you think want to help you, so make some time to come up with a list of things you can assign to others if you don’t have a planner 

Day of Tip:

Breathe deep all day!

To see more of  Zoe and Richard’s winter wedding at Hidden Pines Chapel check out this blog post.

Nicole + Eddie

Romantic Winter Fort Worth Wedding at Ashton Depot by DFW Wedding Photographer Romantic Winter Fort Worth Wedding at Ashton Depot by DFW Wedding PhotographerStart planning early

Keep a budget spread sheet with goals vs actual pricing

Ask for help.

On the day of, let other people take the lead and enjoy!

To see more of  Eddie and Nicole’s winter wedding at Ashton Depot check out this blog post.

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Kyrsten Ashlay Photography is a Dallas Wedding Photographer on a mission to capture cheerful and romantic images that reflect and protect your legacy to relive all the magical moments of your wedding day.  I hope you found this information incredibly helpful as you plan your upcoming Dallas wedding. To help you get started wedding planning – here are my top 40 Dallas Wedding Venues!

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your special day in Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, I’d love to hear from you! Or, if you’ve seen enough and want to secure your upcoming wedding, Send me a note. Let me treat you to coffee (or a gin&tonic) – can’t wait to connect!

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