What I Wish I Knew Before My Wedding Day

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What I Wish I Knew Before My Wedding Day
What I Wish I Knew Before My Wedding Day-26. Make a shot list for your photographer
Georgianna Dente (in photo) was meticulous in planning her lavish wedding—down to customized notes tucked into each guests' napkin—but didn't discuss what pictures she wanted beforehand. "I mentioned the typical pictures I wanted taken—first dance, cutting the cake, etc.—however, I didn't think I needed to tell my photographer to take photos of my tables and centerpieces," says Dente. "The only memories we have of our centerpieces and table settings is the hard work we put into designing them—and they looked so beautiful!" On each table, she had four-foot tall clear vases filled with water and green grapes, brimming with three-dozen lilac roses at the top to reflect the luxurious aesthetics of the room. "It seemed like such a common sense thing to photograph and we regret not having formal pictures of the little details we poured our hearts into."

CHECKLIST: "This is the one day you'll be in a room full of special people you haven't seen in a long time," says Wilson. "I always urge brides to provide their photographers with a detailed 'shot list' to ensure every memory is captured." Explain to your photographer exactly what—and who—you want captured. Go bridezilla on this one!
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