Hey there, beautiful brides-to-be! It's your favorite Brisbane/Gold Coast Wedding Photographer, Nat from Mrs Smiths Photography, here to share with some wedding day tips and tricks! Can I just say how much I adore my Mrs Smiths Brides? You all are simply amazing, and I cherish the friendships we build during this journey together. It's because of your incredible trust and allowing me to get creative that I can deliver such jaw-dropping images!

Now, let's talk about the big day, shall we? Your wedding is going to be a whirlwind of joy and excitement, and I don't want you to forget a thing! So, here's a friendly reminder from your Gold Coast photographer to keep the day smooth and stress-free:

First things first, comfy shoes! I know those heels are fabulous, but trust me, you'll want to have a pair of comfortable shoes ready for dancing and when your feet need a little break. Happy feet equal a happy bride! Oh, and let's not forget to stay hydrated and energized! Pack some water and healthy snacks for you and your lovely bridal party. We don't want anyone feeling faint or low on energy during the festivities! To keep that glowing look all day long, a touch-up kit is your secret weapon. Fill it up with makeup essentials, tissues, and anything else you might need to stay fresh and fabulous.

Now, listen closely: Get your bouquet delivered to you, not the church or venue! It's a tiny detail, but oh-so-important. Your bouquet is not only a beautiful accessory but a perfect spot to showcase your wedding bands for those stunning detail shots. And speaking of rings, don't hand over all three to the best man! We'll need those engagement and wedding bands for those precious detail photos. Your rings are like the icing on the cake – they complete the whole look!

If you're penning down your heartfelt vows, don't forget to bring them with you to the ceremony. We want to capture those teary-eyed, love-filled moments, and your vows are a big part of it! Show some love to your wonderful bridal party, parents, and everyone who made your day extra special with thank-you notes and thoughtful gifts. Gratitude never goes out of style!

Ladies, if you're dreaming of romantic outdoor portraits, I'm all for it! But remember, those heels might have a sinking surprise waiting for you in the grass. Fear not! Invest in heel stoppers or have a spare pair of cute flats to keep you strutting in style. Okay, breathe in, breathe out! This day is magical, but it can be a bit overwhelming. Arm yourself with some relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or even a little pre-wedding yoga to keep those jitters at bay.

Lastly, don't skip this hilarious-sounding advice: Before the big day, try sitting down in your dress. Trust me, you want to make sure you can dine in style without feeling like you're stuck in a corset!

So, my lovely brides to be, remember these are my top tips, you'll have a wedding day to cherish forever. Enjoy every moment, and let's capture all the love and happiness that surrounds you on your special day!

I am still swooning over Jessicas native flowers and her stunning dress from the weekend wedding on the stunning Scenic Rim.


Nat xox