When you are interviewing your wedding day suppliers, especially your wedding celebrant, it is vital to ask “What are you likely to wear?” Lets face facts, males in this regard do have an advantage in that complimenting the colour palette of the bridal party is relatively easy for them. A dark or complimentary coloured pin-striped suit and a tie that does not scream “I put no thought into this” is easy to get right. As can be seen in the attached photo my tie and pocket square compliment the lilac / purple tones that were Alex and Jess’s accent colours as shown in the bouquets. That is why I ask the colour palette couples are working with. If your suppliers do not ask, how can they make an effort to compliment rather than clash. Males are also less prone to radical hair colour changes or cuts and they do not get pregnant; three things you may want to consider.
You, your fiance, your families, and the bridal party have very likely spend hundreds, if not thousands on getting the look and colour right. Your photos, video and the ceremony should have a co-ordinated feel to them that, down the track, does not get you asking “What was he/she thinking?” Likewise with other wedding professionals. I see too many wedding photographers that look as though they are heading to a beach picnic rather than a wedding. I understand comfort, I get that it is a long day, but a uniform of sorts is not a big-ask considering the price-tag that customarily accompanies these services. So never assume – ask.
Likewise with the placement of sound equipment by musicians or the P.A. by the celebrant. These things are utilitarian in nature and generally not all that aesthetically pleasing. Where possible speaker boxes, wires, power cables and the like should not be on display. The same goes for bulky camera cases, they should located where easy access can be achieved for quick changes of gear which is often required but not in full view of guests.
The reason I prefer a fully covered signing table is so legs and shoes and any untidiness can be hidden. It simply makes for better photos and gives a far more finished and professional look. That is the reason I always carry a signing and a ritual table and their covers with me to my weddings. I want the total aesthetic to work for the photographer, the videographer and the couple.
Your insights and feedback regarding any of the above is welcome, and remember ask, do not assume.
Regards, Ron Gallagher. http://www.yourcelebrant.com.au