DJ: Tip Required Your wedding DJ not only plays music, but often serves as the emcee for the evening—a big role to be sure. When deciding how much you’re tipping this wedding vendor, the rule of thumb is that he or she should receive 10 to 15 percent of the total bill.
How do I take pictures of my wedding reception?
- Schedule the reception with a time buffer.
- Photograph the reception alone.
- Make a list of all the must-have photos.
- Events of the reception.
- Before you leave the wedding.
What photos should be taken at a wedding?
- Details and room decor shots, including table settings, place cards, favors, centerpieces, etc.
- Wedding cake detail shots.
- Grand entrance.
- Toasts and speeches.
- Cake cutting.
- The first dance.
- Bride(s) dancing with father/groom(s) dancing with mother.
- Couple mingling with guests.
How long should photos be between ceremony and reception?
We recommend allowing at least 60 minutes to photograph wedding details. This will ensure we have plenty of time to get that elegant and timeless photo of the dress, rings, shoes, bouquet, and other details of the day.
Do you include aunts and uncles in wedding photos?
Typically the people included in the family wedding photos are the bride, groom, parents of the bride, parents of the groom, grandparents, and siblings of the bride and groom including their spouses and children. For extended family photos, you can add in aunts, uncles, and first cousins.
Should you use flash at a wedding reception?
Wedding receptions are often lit to be dark and moody, so, we are going to need the help of flash to add some light to our scene. A bare flash is going to send light everywhere which will create bland and boring imagery (as you see on the left) and inevitably will ruin the intended mood and ambiance of the reception.
How much do you tip your wedding photographer?
If you’re happy with the photographer’s work, etiquette experts say a 15-20% gratuity is generally appropriate. Regardless of the amount you decide to tip, it is always appreciated and above your responsibilities as a wedding client to tip your wedding photographer.
Do you wear your engagement ring on your wedding day?
Wear it on your right hand: While tradition suggests the ring should be worn on the left, placing it on your other hand won’t be a big problem. This means you get all eyes on your wedding ring and after the ceremony, you can pop your engagement ring back onto the wedding finger.
What are the most important wedding photos?
- Getting ready. These photos are effortlessly casual and make for the most fun photo ops.
- Personality pic.
- Invitation suite.
- Generational photo.
- Individual bridal party shots.
- The reception space (empty)
How many photos are taken at a wedding?
Conclusion. How many photos should a wedding photographer give their client? The short and simple answer is ~100 per hour of shooting or roughly 800 photos for 8 hour wedding day coverage. As we explained, this figure is not some industry standard that all wedding photographers have to stick to.
Is 4 hours long enough for a wedding reception?
Your typical wedding reception runs about 4-5 hours—plenty of time for cocktails, dinner, toasts and, of course, dancing! Follow this foolproof wedding reception timeline to ensure a smooth, fun-filled evening of celebration for you and your guests.
How early should hair and makeup be done before wedding?
For the bride and a bridal party of four, we suggest starting to get ready four to five hours before the ceremony begins. This will provide ample time for hair, makeup, and photos.
How do you fill the time between wedding and reception?
- Keep the gap as short as you can.
- Organize a group activity.
- Provide activity ideas for your guests.
- Host a “mini reception.”
- Take your family and wedding party portraits.
What family members are in wedding photos?
- Bride with mom.
- Bride with dad.
- Bride with both parents.
- Bride and groom with bride’s parents.
- Bride and groom with bride’s immediate family (bride’s parents, siblings, and siblings’ spouses and children)
- Bride and groom with bride’s maternal grandparents.
Who is normally in wedding family photos?
The couple is in most family photos, but with mom and dad looking their best, photographers want to capture solo portraits of them, too.
What family should my wedding photos include?
Because of the time constraints on wedding days, I always recommend couples keep their family list to immediate families. This would include parents, grandparents, siblings, and if your siblings have spouses and/or children.
What F stop to use for weddings?
Generally, this will be in the daytime with plenty of light, so choose a large aperture (f/2.8-f/5.6) to keep the couple in focus and the background slightly blurred. Use a shutter speed of 1/125th of a second so you can see some of the confetti in the air.
Where do you put your camera flash at a wedding reception?
Do professional photographers use flash?
Generally, you will see professional photographers using external flashes or studio strobes instead of the built-in on-camera flash.
Do you tip the florist at a wedding?
How much do you tip your wedding florist? Your florist puts in so many hours to make your day so special. We generally find that anywhere from $50-$200 depending on your level of service and overall floral budget is acceptable. Generally – 3-5% of the total floral budget is a standard average gratuity.
How much do you tip your DJ at a wedding?
Here’s a general guideline: Ceremony Musicians: 15% of the ceremony music fee or $15–$25 per musician. Reception Band: $25–$50 per musician. DJ: 10–15% of the total bill or $50–$150.
Who says I do first at a wedding?
In a traditional wedding ceremony order, the vows are followed by the ring exchange. The groom usually goes first, though we invite you to be progressive. He puts the wedding band on the bride’s finger while repeating a phrase like, “I give this ring as a sign of my love.” Then, it’s the bride’s turn.
What happens to engagement ring after wedding?
Move the Ring Traditionally, the wedding band goes first on the finger so it’s closest to the heart. To ensure the proper position, some brides temporarily move their engagement ring to their right hand. Then, after the nuptials, they return the ring to their left hand over the wedding band.
What does a wedding ring on the right hand mean?
If a husband gives his wife a right-hand ring, it symbolizes a renewal of wedding vows or anniversaries. They may also serve as promise rings for dedicated partners or those taking a vow of chastity.
When should wedding pictures be taken?
Most couples take their wedding photos during the actual wedding day (and, more specifically, during the cocktail hour).