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Engaged In 2021? 5 Tips From Your Wedding Photographer

Getting married in 2020 proved challenging, but what will 2021 look like? Clients and wedding vendors alike are hopeful now that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is going well. However, how does that affect you and your future wedding planning? Here are 5 timely tips and trends for your engagement from Leesburg, Virginia wedding photographer Anne Lord. Remember, no matter what that your engagement and pending wedding are a time to celebrate!

1.  Make an Engagement Bubble

First and foremost, remember to take time for each other throughout the engagement and wedding planning. Grab a romantic dinner, just you two. Take the time to go stargazing or make your own drive-in movie where you can snuggle up and enjoy each other.

2.  Stay Flexible

If you are considering getting married later this year when Covid restrictions are expected to lessen, make sure to get as much information as possible. Wedding vendors and venues might be in short supply, or weekend wedding dates are few and far between. If you find vendors and venues are ready for you, then start planning as soon as possible. If having a prime date and the best vendors is paramount for you two, then consider 2022. Try not to stress out about it —  stay flexible and if needed, seek help from a local wedding planner.

3.  Smaller Can Be Bigger

Guest lists may have gotten smaller, but a micro wedding is not your only option. This crazy past year has led to some really creative ideas for getting married. More and more couples are planning multiple celebrations and shift weddings (this is where guests arrive at staggered times). Technology is also being utilized more by creating private Facebook groups and websites where guests can interact with one another before and during the ceremony. These options have also opened up the “weekday wedding”. By hosting a wedding on a non-peak day of the week you can save lots of money. However, you will want to research if this is an option with your desired venue.

4.  Personalized Service and Décor for Beautiful Wedding Photos

With social distancing now firmly ingrained in our culture, more couples are choosing to have servers taking drink orders at tables, plated meals (restaurant style), and more dramatic ceremony back drops or floral chandeliers. With this new added emphasis on color schemes, floral installations, and table décor, make sure to schedule time with your Leesburg Virginia wedding photographer so she is ready to capture every detail of your big day.

5.  Nostalgic Details

With change comes nostalgia, and where better to capture those moments to look back on them with your family on your wedding day. More and more couples are putting an emphasis on looking back at the couples who went before them by honoring their parents generations. Plan and prioritize with your Leesburg, Virginia photographer before the wedding to determine what you would like with regard to family photographs. Maybe you want those special images of the different generation of women in your family, or the different couples who have inspired you and your partner.

Anne Lord: Your Engagement and Wedding Photographer

As an experienced Leesburg Virginia wedding photographer, Anne Lord loves to capture the passion, joy, and hope that every wedding exudes. You can browse her engagement and wedding portfolio to get a better idea of her work. Are you ready to discuss your big day? Contact her at 703-435-5292 or anne@annelordphotography.com and let’s talk about your ideas.