Designing My Dream Wedding

3 Ways To Get Great Pictures At A Wedding Venue

When it comes to weddings, the event location is extremely important. The location plays a big role in how much guests enjoy the event. It also plays a big role in how well the wedding pictures turn out. Whether it's outdoors or inside a ballroom, the ability to get great wedding pictures is highly dependent on the location on the day of the event. Luckily there are a few ways to ensure that great wedding pictures are possible at a specific wedding venue. Here are three tips that couples should consider.

Pay Attention To Lighting

Bad lighting is the enemy of any photo. Paying attention to lighting at the wedding ceremony and reception locations is very important. Great lighting makes it easier for wedding photographers and guests to get the best pictures possible. Couples should consult with their photographers in order to come up with a plan for making the most of the lighting that the venue offers. It may also be necessary to add light to the venue in the form of candles or LED lights. Adding additional lighting to an event space can be expensive but it is also often worth it. The cost of uplighting for an entire ballroom is between $1,250 and $2,500 while other types of lighting can easily cost upwards of a few hundred dollars.

Create Photo Spots

Another way to get some fantastic pictures from a wedding is by creating photo spots for the guests to enjoy. This is as easy as marking off a scenic area and placing a sign there that indicates that it is a great spot to take photos. Having these spots scattered throughout the wedding venue is a great way to make the most of a beautiful space. It's also a way to help wedding guests make the most of the pictures they take while attending the wedding. 

Utilize Social Media

Social media is now a big part of many people's lives. Which is why it can play a big role in life events such as weddings. One way to ensure great photos at a wedding is by coming up with a hashtag. A hashtag for a wedding makes it easy to search for photos from the event. The event space can also play a role in the social media wedding experience. It's now possible to place a Snapchat geofilter on the event space. Guests at the wedding will be able to add that filter over their snaps. These customized filters can cost as little as $5 or as much as a few thousand dollars. Hashtags and geofilters are a great way to get customized candid pictures of both the wedding party and wedding guests.

Taking photos at a wedding involves more than just hiring a photographer. In order to get great photos it's important to make sure the event location has great lighting. Creating photo spots and making the most of social media are also other great ways to get some amazing photographs of the big day.