There are a lot of blogs and pages out there that have the major details covered; Make a rough guest list to know your size of venue and approximate seats needed, book a venue first then suppliers. Book a great candid style photographer that begins with a K, and so on.

But here are a few tips from someone who has attended a lot of weddings, that those other articles don't seem to cover:

Tip 1:

I have found that the day runs a lot smoother if the posed guest photos are done straight after the ceremony, prior to any guests getting drinks, canapés or spreading out around the venue.

Tip 2:

Start the posed group photos with a photo of all the guests and order the rest so that as many guests as possible can be finished as soon as possible. For example, if your remaining shots are just close family and wedding party, you can allow everyone else to go. This keeps guests happy and makes the remaining photos easier to organise. It also helps with a staggered entrance to the bar.

Tip 3:

Unless you are doing a welcome line into the wedding breakfast, it can feel a little anti-climatic and awkward to stand and wait for all your guests to enter and find their seats before your entrance. Instead, 10-15 minutes before your guests are due to be called in, head off with the photographer for some couple shots around the venue.

Tip 4:

Look up Sunset time and consider setting aside a little time for some more couple shots. You might get some great lighting and be a bit more relaxed getting your picture taken as the day goes on

Tip 5:

When having my picture taken, I prefer not to be told how to stand and, as a photographer, I prefer not to pose you. However, tip number five is: Look up wedding photography poses. It might be a bit cheesy, but you may find some styles you like and it may help you feel comfortable in front of the camera on the day, knowing that you have a few poses up your sleeve.