Wedding Tips: Time Management
On a wedding day, Photographers and Videographers are booked mainly to cover the following parts of the day; the bride and groom as they get ready for their day, the officiation, the photoshoot and finally, the reception.
The couple getting married eagerly looks forward to receiving footage from their day, while the photographers and videographers also work hard to ensure they deliver quality footage to not only meet, but also surpass the expectations of their clients.
On a wedding day, time seems to be flying by; from when the bride and groom wake up, to the end of their day, everything can seem to go by in a blur.
Time management is therefore vital from everyone involved; the bridal party, service providers like makeup artists, whose role is critical as the bride can only leave for church when they are done working with her, the church, and especially the wedding committee members/wedding planners, who oversee everything to ensure the day is nothing but a great success for the couple that is getting married.
Usually, if any of the preceding sections is delayed for whatever reason, it is the photographers and videographers who will be made to pay for such delays, as the wedding committee members give them The Communication; you only have 15-30 minutes allocated for the photoshoot “kuti tisachedwe kumasanaku” (so that we are not delayed for the reception).
It does not matter that everything else before this point was delayed, the photographers and videographers will be asked to still produce the highest standard of work that they ever have, and this by working within a fraction of the time they really need to work with!
Somehow, no one seems to notice until the time allocated for photoshoot that things have been moving in slow motion. Then suddenly, everyone becomes a time management expert!
Should the work delivered by the photographers and videographers be below the expected standard, no one does remember that the photographers actually where given only a fraction of the needed time for them to work with the couple, and the bridal party.
The point really is this: those in charge of the entire program, usually committee members/wedding planners, should be on top of things right from the start of the day. One way to do this is to have a master program that shows what will be happening at each juncture of the day, and then have someone to ensure that that is indeed happening as planned.
This way, they will work with, and not against, any of the service providers hired to ensure that the couple getting married has nothing but their dream wedding: a wedding day where everything flowed smoothly, and one, which they will forever cherish.
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