TOP TIP - It's YOUR Day!
Plan the best day of YOUR lives, not the day your parents want you to have. Or the wedding Pinterest or Instagram would like to see. Plan the day YOU want to have, if a wedding tradition seems a bit odd to you, then don't do it! Want something completely uncoventional, fill your boots! You'll only get one shot, so make it completely your own.
Regardless of all the planning beforehand, be prepared to let go of everything on the day and just enjoy each and every moment! The right guests, on the right day, in a place you love. Having the best time with all those that matter to you is what it's all about. Be Yourselves!
You having fun and loving each moment = awesome pictures - much more than everything being 'perfect'
TOP TIP - Light
One thing you might consider is the light in the place where you are getting ready. I love soft natural window light, it's very flattering and always great to shoot in, so a nice room with big windows is always a good choice
In the morning, if there are particular detail shots or items you'd like photographed, then try to make sure these items are out and on display ( I don't want to miss moments because I'm unboxing shoes! ) this could include things like the rings, a family heirloom, and try to hang your dress in a good position with good light. If you are not too bothered, no worries, personally I think the dress always looks better with you in it!
The advice here is simple, have an amazing party and go crazy! I'll be on the dancefloor and at the bar, wherever the action is! Capturing you and your guests having a great time together.