Wedding Planner Pro-Tip of the Week: On the big day, delegate someone to help your photographer identify and gather your VIPs during the formal photos session.
Here’s what I mean by this: If you’ve hired a professional wedding photographer, you can trust them to be "on it" for this key photography moment in the day. You can count on them (as well as their second shooter, if you’ve booked one as well), to capture all of the wonderful formal portraits and various friend/family/bridal party permutations that gathering people from all walks of your lives will tend to need. However, if you can swing it, I highly, HIGHLY recommend deputizing someone in your bridal party (think someone organized, good with lists, good with herding cats), to keep hold of your “photo shot list” (paper copy or on a smartphone). This person should be charged with checking the list in between their own cameos in photos to ensure that none of your “must-have” shots have been forgotten. Trust me: your photographers will appreciate the second pair of eyes on the list, so they can focus on the reason you hired them in the first place - to take gorgeous photography that will last a lifetime!