Welcome to our new weekly blog feature, Tip-sy Tuesdays! Every Tuesday you can come HERE to get our tips and advice for what makes a wedding easy to photograph – from a professional photographer’s point of view. When you think about it, your wedding photography is the only thing that you have left when everything is said and done. It’s the only thing that will take you back to that special day and make it seem real again. So, why not choose things for your wedding that will look good AND photograph well? Just have an AH-HA moment? Got ya thinkin’, didn’t I? That’s the point!
When Jeremy and I got married, I designed everything for our wedding from the invitations to our programs down to the design of our reception tables. While planning, the thing I was most concerned about over everything else was my pink linens and lime green napkins. Oh my goodness, I was obsessed! When I finally found them and paid the deposit, I was THRILLED that I found exactly what I was looking for! You’d be surprised how hard it is to find fushia pink table cloths for long rectangular tables. I didn’t end up finding them locally…I found them in Dallas at M&M Events (who were wonderful to work with). Thank goodness one of my bridesmaids was traveling from Dallas into town for our wedding. She was able to pick them up for us and return them after. My colored linens made ALL the difference and we got tons of compliments on them on our wedding day. They added that little touch that made everything come together just beautifully. Many guests thought we hired someone to design everything!
Choosing colored linens to coordinate with your wedding colors over the white linens that your venue most likely provides will make a big difference with the look and cohesiveness of everything photographed on your wedding day. This little tip can go a looong way! It adds color (something photographers love) to every direction you will look at your reception. It may cost a bit extra but I promise you, it will look stunning AND every table will pop!
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Our wedding reception set up:
(Images by Cherie Marie Photography)
And other beautiful table linens:
Imagine all these tables with white linens instead. It just wouldn’t look the same!
We do not take credit for any of these images. They were taken from The Knot and belong to the respective photographer.