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5 tips to get better wedding photos

A disappointed bride’s 5 tips to get better wedding photos

Our wedding is all done and it was fantastic, but the photography isn’t. There’s little I can do now, except to share some wedding photography advice with the benefit of hindsight in the hopes that my disappointment won’t be yours as well. Here are five things I wish I would have done differently.

So you feel like you gave in: 3 ways to bounce back from wedding planning disappointments

You can rest assured that it’s going to happen at some point during your wedding planning process: that perfect venue for your vintage submarine-themed wedding is going to fall through. You battle with your in-laws to try to keep the guestlist under 100 people, and you find yourself putting stamps on 200 invitations. Your dreams of locally-sourced, delicately spiced catering is going to be replaced by your mother’s “beef or chicken” menu that reminds you of funeral food (true story!).

It isn’t all sunshine and unicorns: Reconciling my wedding expectations with my likely wedding realities

In which a Tribe member lines up her great wedding day expectations, along with the crushing reality of the likely wedding day scenario, and realizes that, while it’s not all sunshine and unicorns, but it’s still gonna be pretty fucking awesome.

Letting go of perfect

I am settling now. And even though the word “settling” has a negative connotation, it is most emphatically NOT a negative feeling. Maybe it’d be better to say that I have re-prioritized? But semantics are just that, and I am settling — happily settling -– for less than everything I wanted for my wedding