Your "Wedding Team" Game Plan

More and more a wedding is becoming a media production. Instead of simply a videographer, you will have the option of hiring a cinematographer. Rather than just a photographer, you’ll can find a photojournalist. How about telling your story through wedding design versus simply decor.

What these all have in common is that the professional will try to do more than just provide a service, they will try to capture your essence and put it on display. For example, your photojournalist will be on the lookout for shots that capture your personality. Any good cinematographer will want to incorporate emotional sound bites into the telling of your story. Your decorator will want to show your personal characteristics in the design of the wedding.




Some couples are better at communicating what makes them and their union unique. If you are not one of those couples this is where you can elicit the help of your “wedding team” -- the best man, maid of honor, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and ushers.

Yes, these people help with arranging your bachelor and bachelorette parties, and they keep your rings secure until the right time. But there is so much more that they can do to make sure your wedding turns out to be the media production you had envisioned, especially if the setting is a beautiful beach at a sunny destination resort.



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To give your vendors plenty of material to work with, support them by providing access to your Wedding Team. Have the groomsmen assist with crowd control to help produce more moments worth capturing on film. Have your best man work with your parents on their speeches, triggering memories you’ll want audible in your movie.


Have your maid of honor suggest and manage personal items that will serve as props in your visual media or as elements of your wedding decor. If it's a destination wedding that requires air travel, you may need some of their luggage space to transport items in your bridal trousseau or guest gift bags.


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To manage your Wedding Team, you’ll need some leaders among them. If your best man or maid of honor are not up to the task of leading, then appoint others with special titles, for instance, a specific bridesmaid could be your assistant movie director, and a particular groomsman your selfie moment producer.


Also, make sure to get your leaders involved and on board early in the process. For instance, have them meet your vendors well in advance of your wedding. This will help ensure your vendors take full advantage of your team, and the team leaders have plenty of time to communicate the game plan to the rest of team.


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Remember, if you don’t want a cookie cutter wedding, you need to help create more opportunities for your vendors to display your essence and your unique qualities. By eliciting the help of people who care and know you well -- your Wedding Team -- you’ll get better production value out of your big day including more magic moments. 

More and more a wedding is becoming a media production. Instead of simply a videographer, you will have the option of hiring a cinematographer. Rather than just a photographer, you’ll can find a photojournalist. How about telling your story through wedding design versus simply decor.

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