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Secrets Wedding Photographers Want to Share With You

Secrets Wedding Photographers Want to Share With You

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Wedding Photographers Advice

Top wedding photographers share their secrets & advice on how to get the best photos on your wedding day. What couples should avoid and how to get the best results from your photographer. Let’s hear them out!

As a Wedding & Event Planning Agency for more than 8 years, we had the opportunity to organize countless luxury weddings. As a result of that, we have interacted with many vendors and professionals in order to organize all these weddings. Who will disagree that wedding photographers are part of the top 3 professionals that are really close to the couple? Next to the wedding planner and to the bridal gown’s designer, they see the couple under the stressful process of the wedding preparation.

Like everything in life, all great achievements are based on communication. To have magnificent wedding photographs it’s important that you and your photographer have communicated all the details. To avoid any disappointments take the time and explain to your wedding photographer what do you want and how you have imagined your big day photos. Also is important to hear wedding photographers advise on the matter and trust their experience.

However, if you’ve never had the chance to talk with a professional wedding photographer before, then these golden tips from them will shed light on what is important in a wedding photography session. Also, you will discover what drives crazy the wedding photographers on a wedding day. Enjoy their words of wisdom and keep notes if you want to ask your wedding photographer the right questions.

Photos captured by Stephanie Brauer Wedding Photography & Ushna Khan Photography Concept. See all photos from this wedding full of Tropical Vibes in the Athenian Riviera.

Secrets Wedding Photographers Want to Share With You
Secrets Wedding Photographers Want to Share With You
Secrets Wedding Photographers Want to Share With You

Anna Roussos

Choosing the right photographer to document such a special day naturally builds up anxiety for couples as they understand that when the wedding is over photographs will be their memories of the day. The advice I would give to the couples choosing their wedding photographer would include the following:

If a couple feels uncertain where to begin I would suggest that they look for the style of wedding photographs they’re most attracted to, asking themselves what they wish to see in their wedding images, what colours or tones make their hearts skip, and how they would like their event to be captured. There’s is literally a sea of choices and inspiration from numerous wedding blogs which makes it so much easier for brides to get an idea on different styles in wedding photography.

On a practical basis, it does help a lot to Pin one’s favourite photographs and to create an inspiration board of one’s own. Using these as guides the bride will understand what exactly she’s looking for. A pivotal moment I guess is when – in the process of choosing between wedding photographers- you start envisioning yourself as having already been photographed by this specific creative. This is the moment when your first connection with a photographer begins.

Do pay notice on that personal connection you feel because that means you will be feeling comfortable and at ease with this person. Scheduling a Skype call and seeing how your first meeting flows is key. Some couples are reserved and would require some guidance, others have a strong vision and others are in search of that “click” thing. Personality goes a long way and you always know it in your heart when you’ve found the “one”. It’s like with an engagement ring, it goes way beyond simply the investment, you pick it because it speaks of who you are. It’s so….you!

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Today's Wedding in Crete gave a new meaning to organic & elegant setup. The bride wanted only the best for her wedding day. ✨ The final result was dreamy and romantic! See all the gorgeous photos captured by @annaroussos, on the portfolio gallery: https://bit.ly/2T1GR55 . . . . Venue: @eloundamare Wedding planning, styling, decorations: @RockPaperScissorsEvents DJ & lights setup: @music_essentials Furniture rentals: @zazoo_event_rentals Table setup rentals: @white_lilac_rentals Shoes: @stuartweitzman Invitations: bride and dear friend Ceara Teixeira Dress: designed by the bride and aunt Katerine Phillips. . . . . #crete #weddingincrete #seasidewedding #weddingseason #rpsevents #weddingplanner #eventplanner #destinationplanner #destinationwedding #weddingingreece #greecewedding #BrideToBe #MisstoMrs #GettingMarried #SheSaidYes #WeddingInspiration #WeddingPlanning #WeddingCoordinator #WeddingDesigner #LuxuryWeddings #smpweddings #BackyardWedding #OutdoorWedding #realweddings #brideandgroomphotos #weddinggoals #justmarried #happilyeverafter

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Let me give one more advice to the couples getting ready for their wedding photo shoot.

After planning your wedding day for several months, meeting your photographer and discussing all the necessary details with them in advance is essential.

On your wedding day, you have to try your best to relax and enjoy every bit of what’s happening around you, absorb it, memorize it, and live it. Leave all the concerns to the professionals who are there for you: your wedding planner, your photographer, the whole team that is working to make this day happen the way you have envisioned.

Standing before the camera might feel awkward at first, so act naturally. Trust your photographer and allow them to guide you. Personally, I require no specific preparation for a photo shooting from my brides, it is my job to make them feel comfortable around me and in front of my camera. They don’t have to prepare or stress about it. The only thing I ask – is trust and time to be able to access my creativity and produce some beautiful images.

Photos by www.annaroussos.com  from this luxury wedding in Elounda, Crete.

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Thanos Asfis

I always have in mind that this is the couple’s wedding day and this means you must be flexible enough to fit your photography style, aesthetics and vision in their plan and expectations. Nevertheless, it makes my life so much easier and the photos so much better when photography is an important factor while planning their wedding day.

Portraits of the bride and groom individually, right after their preparations, are often the prettiest since everyone looks perfect! Most of the times though, we must make them under time pressure. The same thing happens with family and couple’s portraits either because there is not much time for them in the wedding plan or because we don’t have much time with daylight.

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Kicking off a new week with extra big smiles, blossomed bouquets and a calendar full of what we hope will be productive meetings. Happy Monday everyone! Venue: @abaton resort and spa Concept Design & Styling: @rockpaperscissorsevents Production & Styling: It’s a MAN’s Class @itsamansclass Photographer: Thanos Asfis @thanosasfis Videographer: Kostas Kastanakis @freefeelings Florals: Pavlos The Flower Workshop @pavlos_the_flower_workshop Makeup & Hair: Katerina Theocharis @theocharismakeup Stationary: Love me do @loveme_do Flat wear: White Lilac @white_lilac_rentals Cake: The Cakers @thecakersgr Wedding Dresses: Victoria Kyriakides @victoriakyriakides Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo by Kalogirou @kalogirou_stores Groom’s attire: Giannetos @takisgiannetos Groom’s shirt: Christakis @christakis_athens Groom’s Shoes: Kwnstantinos @kwnstantinosshoes Groom’s watch: Longines @longines Lingerie: @hankypankyltd @maisonlejaby @bisbigli_store από @macheriestores #bride #groom #rpsevents #weddingplanner #eventplanner #destinationplanner #destinationwedding #weddingingreece #greecewedding #weddingincrete #cretewedding

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One more thing often overlooked is the time we need to create images that describe the venue and the decoration at the reception. Most of the couples invest a big part of their wedding budget in them but don’t realise the time required for making beautiful images that showcase the concept and style of their wedding.

Especially when the photographer is working alone, it is of crucial importance to include in the wedding plan 30-40 min of the photographer’s time to capture the decoration and styling images when the reception venue is still with no guests. Of course, our life can be much easier when the couple books a second photographer that will fill in the wedding schedule gaps and make the plan of the day smoother.

Photos by www.asfisphotography.com from this luxury destination wedding in Greece.

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George Pahountis

In my experience, I have found, the key to a successful wedding event is that there must be positive and open communication between the couple to be and the photographer.

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This Ancient Greece inspired wedding was full of unexpected surprises for the newlyweds. The ceremony took place at the church of Agios Spyridon at Pagkrati, where then the couple and their guests walked to their venue. As they entered the park, a surprise awaited our bride from her groom and her bridesmaids and a lovely bridal parade with traditional musicians and a bridal “she said yes” banner awaited her. ✨ ✨ The photographer @pahountisg captured perfectly the vibes of the wedding day. We are thrilled to share the photo gallery of this wedding: https://bit.ly/2CLCf9b . . . Photographer: @pahountisg Videographer: Alexis Zafeirakis @portfolio54 Catering & Reception Venue: @aeglizappiou Wedding Planner: @rockpaperscissorsevents Stationary / Invitations: @loveme_do DJ, sound & lights: @viparties.events . . . #weddingseason #rpsevents #weddingplanner #eventplanner #destinationplanner #destinationwedding #weddingingreece #greecewedding #athenswedding #WeddingPlanning #WeddingCoordinator #WeddingDesigner #OutdoorWedding #realweddings #destinationweddings #destinationbride #weddingideas #weddingdestination #newlyweds #brideandgroom #smpweddings #instabride #luxurywedding #travelwedding #internationalwedding #justmarried #destinationweddingideas #whimsicalwedding #weddinginpso

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A major factor is having a realistic timeline to take into account, as far as designing a wedding event. The ideal time to have the wedding ceremony is two-and-a-half hours before sunset. At this time photographs of the closest family, friends and couple are complimented when taken at the best light of the day. Τhis way we also get to have enough time with the couple as I personally feel the need to have images that show their true connection.

The best experience for the photographer and lovely couple are met inevitably with this simple rule of thumb!

Photos by www.wedshooter.gr from this Ancient Greece inspired wedding in Athens.

Secrets Wedding Photographers Want to Share With You

Monika Kritikou

As a professional photographer, I believe that all professionals involved in a wedding have some golden pieces of advice for the couple. And in some cases, we all need a reminder of them! But the good thing is that experience is empowering us with a lot of skills. I am a fan of good communication prior to the wedding day and I believe that not only it can solve potentially negative situations, but it can also act proactively.

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Dreaming of your wedding in Greece? Let's plan it together amongst all the summer blooms! 😍 Would you tie the knot at this romantic outdoor wedding? www.rpsevents.gr . . . . Venue: @Ktima48 Catering: @truecateringservices DJ / Sound / Lights: @partymobileservices Photographer: @fiorello Bridesmaids dresses: Ira Limniotaki Bride’s shoes: @ballinitalianshoes Groom’s shoes & suit: @boss Brides jewelry: @korloffparisofficial and @brownsjewelers Planning, styling and decoration: @rockpaperscissorsevents . . . . #weddingplanners #destinationweddings #destinationweddingplanner #weddingingreece #rpsevents #rusticweddingdecor #creativewedding #countrywedding #rusticweddings #smpweddings #stylemepretty #justsaidyes #rusticdecoration #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #Bridalinspo #bridegoals #wedspiration #romanticwedding #weddingflorals #outdoorwedding #weddingtime #modernwedding #tablescape #placesetting #weddingreception #weddingreceptiondecor

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This is the reason I make sure to get to know the bride and groom to be months before their beautiful wedding day. Plus, I always get in touch with the wedding planner, to make sure I am in the information loop and discuss schedule, and other colleagues that I know I will be closely working with on that day, i.e. the film-maker. My motto is that we are all working toward the same goal: to give the happy couple one of the best experiences they can have. Communication is the key!

Photos by www.fiorellophotography.com from this Elegant French Rusting wedding in Athens Riviera.

Secrets Wedding Photographers Want to Share With You

ak3fotografia Studio

What drives us a little crazy -but at the same time makes us very creative – on the wedding day is the couple’s anxiety. However, this “madness” provides us the most spontaneous, strong and emotional clicks. Our advice would be to just act as you feel, trust your professional photographers and finally, this special day will take value over the years.

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A blooming arch and blue skies is all you need for exchanging your vows with your favorite person in the world. . . Our dear vendors: Venue: @islandathensriviera Catering: @ariafinecatering Photo & Video: @ak3fotografia Lights and Sound: @loudandcleargr Furniture Rentals: @stylebox_rentals Flatware Rentals: @white_lilac_rentals Prosecco Bar: @bubblecouplegr Invitations: @atelier_invitations Bride’s Jewellery: @tiffanyandco Wedding dress: @bboutiquegr Bride’s shoes: @louboutinworld Bridesmaids’ dresses: @monsoon Groom’s wear: @hugoboss_home Groom’s shoes: @loakeshoemakers Makeup: @theoni_stravokefalou Hair: @miroirbythalia. . . #athensriviera #island #greece #copper #marble #weddingingreece #greecewedding #destinationwedding #bride #groom #beach #rpsevents #eventplanner #eventdecor #destinationplanner #tabledecor #wedding #weddingevent #flatware #tableware #mykonos #santorini #athens #arch #bluesky #vows #groom #bride #ceremony

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Your wedding day is just like a puzzle. Every professional involved in this day is a piece that should match perfectly with the others and conclude in the finest result. Just choose the best professionals and let them complete your puzzle!

Photos by www.ak3fotografia.com from this Luxury Destination Wedding in Greece.

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Nikos Gogas

What drives my creativity at weddings are the people. Is the reason that I am working as a portrait and people’s photographer. It’s the magical unique moment during the photo session that I am losing the world around me and feel like everything happens only in the picture that I can see through my camera. My advice would be for the couple to enjoy this unique experience with all their heart.

Photos by www.nikosgogas.com from this Chic Wedding in Amalfi.

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Sì, voglio stare con te per sempre! When in Italy, express your love like an Italian. If you want to get married in Italy have a look at this intimate wedding in Amalfi Coast: https://bit.ly/2uh5vA1 . . . Photographer: @nikosgogas Invitation and printables: @atelier_invitations Venue: Grand Hotel Il Saraceno Planning, Design and Decoration: @rockpaperscissorsevents Flatware: @white_lilac_rentals Bride’s shoes: @Sophiawebster Groom’s shoes: @Givenchyofficial Bride’s dress: Sartorial Craftsmanship, hand stitched Groom’s suit: Sartorial Craftsmanship, hand stitched Makeup artist: Kriss Barone www.krissbarone.it . . . . #amalficoastwedding #amalficoastitaly #amalfi #weddinginitaly #italywedding #rpsevents #bridalinspo #shesaidyes #weddingdecorations #weddingexperts #weddingwire #weddingplanner #destinationwedding #destinationplanner #justmarried #perfectviews #weddingceremony #smpweddings #weddinginspiration #instaweddings #weddinggoals #couplesgoals

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Elegant Greek Destination Wedding Featured in Festival Brides

Elegant Greek Destination Wedding Featured in Festival Brides

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Festival Brides

The best way to start a new day is to smile. And today we have a great reason to be happy. One of the most elegant destination weddings that we have planned and organized in Greece, is featured in Festival Brides. April was so nice to us! The good news keeps coming effortlessly! If this isn’t a great way to open the new wedding season, we don’t know what would be. More luxury weddings are ahead and we can’t wait to share them with you during the summer.

Elegant Greek Destination Wedding Featured in Festival Brides

Island Dreams

Lexi and Olly’s elegant boho greek folk wedding

As seen in Festival Brides:

Good morning babes, and welcome to another beautiful real wedding treat here on the blog today. This wedding is for all you free-spirited Goddesses that picture a wedding with blue skies, bursting sunshine and a Mediterranean view to die for! Lexi and Olly held their wedding on the island of Antiparos in Greece, at her brother’s family home. The pair worked closely with Greek wedding planners Rock Paper Scissors to achieve their elegant, traditional folk-inspired island wedding last summer.

Traditional Greek features and colour schemes (think nautical shades of blues and white) formed the basis of the decor, complimented by hanging fruits, foliage, olive branches and herbs….

We wanted to keep the decor very elegant and natural with elements of naivety and Greek folk tradition. The flowers were all white and green with island herbs and foliage mixed in, and the dinnerware was blue and white.

Dressed in the most gorgeous fabrics and bohemian lace, the bridal party took the day by storm in the most dreamy gowns. Lexi took inspiration from her Greek roots (she’s half Greek!) to accessorise her Inbal Dror dress – she wore ancient Greek-inspired jewelry and a bespoke gold leaf crown whilst her maids followed her, draped in traditional Greek Goddess style dresses.

We are totally in love with the photography style of this collection, mastered by Yann from Life Stories….

Yann Audic was fantastic! Both Olly and I hate really staged photos and love the natural look – Yann is a master at this!

We’ve included some of the pre-wedding beach disco shots too. We wish we were there for this epic pool party – it looks SO much fun! Here’s pretty bride Lexi to fill you in on all the details. Read more

Elegant Greek Destination Wedding Featured in Festival Brides

Traditional Greek Wedding at Family Home

Bride: I’m half Greek, so I always wanted to get married in Greece. We were married in Antiparos at my brother’s house. We wanted to make a holiday out of it for our guests travelling a long way! Also, Antiparos is only one of two islands which you can legally get married in your own home.

We had many Greek elements including the traditional Greek folk band procession playing for my bridal entrance and Tamata favours (a religious votive offering, depicting hearts and Greek wedding crowns). I also had Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, symbols of love and fertility (doves, myrtle flowers, shells, pomegranates and wheat sheafs) hand embroidered on to my veil by the incredibly talented Daisy Sheldon. Read more…

Elegant Greek Destination Wedding Featured in Festival Brides

Beautiful Arched Ceremony

The ceremony on the roof was conducted under a beautiful flower arch overlooking the sea. We had a mix of readings, sage smudging blessings and the official legal signings. It is traditional on the islands for the bride to be accompanied to the church by a traditional Greek band.

Elegant Greek Destination Wedding Featured in Festival BridesAll food was designed to encapsulate Greek island tradition with strong greek flavors and modern elegance. Barbarossa Paros (the best fish restaurant on the island) catered all the food and it was amazing! Greek mezze, lots of fresh fish and seafood with herbs and big bowls of fresh salads. We really wanted to keep the feeling of our own big family dinners – the waiters served everything French style on big platters which allowed people to pick and choose what they wanted to eat at the table.  Read more…

Elegant Greek Destination Wedding Featured in Festival Brides

Luxury Destination Wedding in Greece by Rock Paper Scissors Events

Luxury Destination Weddings in Greece

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Redefine Luxury Destination Weddings

Imagine having your wedding next to the Aegean seaside in Greece, surrounded by your closest friends and family. More and more couples plan their wedding ahead and invest in a tailor-made luxury wedding in Greece. From Intimate Weddings to Luxury Weddings, we are the Event Planners that can offer you a personalized, stylish, tailor-made wedding experience. We provide all-inclusive Wedding, Reception, Planning services in Greece and Europe for more than 8 years.

No matter if you are planning an intimate celebration on your backyard or if you are dreaming an outdoor glamorous & luxury wedding on a Greek island. RPS Events team will assist you by creating & organizing your unforgettable wedding day seamlessly so you can enjoy every moment of your wedding. Feel safe and lay back, because luxury weddings are our expertise.

Greece is the perfect choice to organize your destination wedding and have the time of your life. Athens and all the Greek Islands are magical wedding locations all year long. Popup the question and Rock Paper Scissors team will plan your dream destination wedding in Greece.

Luxury Destination Wedding in Crete by Rock Paper Scissors Events in Greece

Crete is definitely a romantic destination

Elaina was definitely one of our most delicate and fancy brides. So elegant in her manners though completely aware of the style she was going for, she didn’t settle for anything but the best for her wedding day. She wanted an organic and elegant feeling and we tried to embrace the magnificent Cretan surroundings and incorporate the absolutely stunning views to our concept. Elaina and Anis are a couple truly in love and along with their families and friends they got one great night of celebration and many more afterward in the Greek islands.

 

Bride’s words reveal the magic of true love:

“Living in New York City you meet a lot of people, but chances are those people never seem to quite catch your eye – with Anis things were different. From our first meeting, things went fast, there was an instant attraction. It wasn’t about going out to a bar, or fancy dinners, it was about adventure, excursions and getting to know each other. I took a chance and decided to join him on a work trip to LA. I thought if we get along traveling so soon in our relationship it was something worth investing in. I was right. From then on out we spent every minute together. After we got engaged we knew we didn’t want to wait to get married. So six months to the day of our engagement we said I do.”

Photography & videographyAnna Roussos

A Jackie Kennedy Mood Wedding in Greece

The island of Meganisi is located just between Lefkada and the western mainland coasts of Greece. Right opposite from the well-known island of Skorpios, the idyllic Greek island where Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy. Meganisi is an island with few population and limited tourist development but with lush greenery and blue-green waters. Some beaches can be reached on foot and others are accessible only by boat. There is no bus on this small island of the Ionian Sea and all transport has to be done by foot or private means, like boat or motorbike.

This lovely island is where the parents of the groom are originated and the location our couple chose for their chic minimalist yet boho island wedding. Certainly, for a wedding planner, organizing a big wedding on a tiny island was a challenge in and of itself.

Our most difficult moment was figuring out how a small, typical Greek taverna could accommodate properly so many people and keep an authentic character yet elegant and unique: By taking things back to the basics, or more precisely by sophisticated simplicity. We wanted to create a simple and soft look so we used classic color combinations like brown, gold and green. We added wildflowers, mixed textures and traditionally inspired elements for a shameless boho vibe that this location would never forgive us if we didn’t.

Words from our couple: “We met during our master’s studies at Harvard Business School. We didn’t date there but friends and life moved us both to the same city we began dating while working in San Francisco in 2013. We chose to get married on the island of Meganisi. Meganisi is important to both of us because we’ve spent every summer of our relationship there. Peter’s Maternal grandparents were born on Meganisi and he’s spent every summer of his upbringing visiting the island and specifically the village of Spartochori.”

Photographer: @eliaskordelakos

Elegant destination wedding at Meganisi by Rock Paper Scissors Events in Greece

Destination Wedding in Andros

Words from our bride: “Rock Paper Scissors Events made our dream come true! Our wedding was magical, spectacular and unique. The team’s professionalism and passion created a night to remember. All our guests were quite amazed by the wedding’s setting, decoration, food/bar catering & music/lighting. For that we are grateful and we truly thank Rock Paper Scissors’ girls for their passion and enthusiasm in assisting us and making our wedding day unforgettable!!”

This destination wedding on the island of Andros will steal your heart and make you want to explore more of this island’s unique beauty and history. Bride’s origin from the island called for a ceremony on the monastery of Agia Eirini and then the dinner party at their house in the picturesque village of Stenies.

We immediately fell in love with the breathtaking view both to the sea and to green covered mountains. This is why we went for a modern rustic theme full of vibrant colors matching the surroundings and the stone built house. We created custom made wooden pergolas with olive branches and kumquat, green charger plates and ceramic pots hosted our vibrant and colorful blooms with a mix of coral peonies, spray and garden roses, dahlias, zinnia, stock and waxflower. 2.000 candles and lots and lots of fairy and bulb lights lit this stunning mansion and surrounded guests with an ambient feeling. Our dessert table was filled with traditional Andrean desserts and mouthful savories from The cakers.

Photographer: Antonis Georgiadis 

Destination Wedding in Andros by Rock Paper Scissors Events in Greece

Destination Weddings in Greece

It may look easy to coordinate a destination wedding until it’s your wedding.

A destination wedding often involves plenty of preparations. We admit that finding your wedding theme is the first step, but what about the rest? Planning ahead and organize invitations, finding the perfect wedding gown, groom’s attire, vendors, venue, make arrangements for guests, menu, floral decorations, table set up and entertainment options for the celebration afterward. There is a huge list of details until the big day. See our top 10 Tips & Tricks for having a stress free destination wedding in Greece.

Deciding to choose Greece for your destination wedding is the best gift you can give to your loved ones. There are so many things to enjoy like a visit to Parthenon, a short trip on the nearby Greek islands, a tour to Greece’s Archaeological Museum and the list is endless. Make the most of your wedding in Greece with the support of a professional wedding planner.  Feel free to contact us!

 

Videographer: alexstabasopoulos.gr

10 Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks by Rock Paper Scissors Events in Greece

10 Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks

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Wedding Planning Tips

When planning your wedding, it’s good to have some guidance in order to avoid headaches and stressful situations. For more than 8 years we have planned and organized countless weddings, therefore you can rely on our experience. Here we have gathered our top tips & tricks to make a bride’s life easier. Brides gather around and check out our indispensable wedding planning tips below.

10 Wedding Planning Tips by Rock Paper Scissors Events

1 – Prepare an accurate guest list

Your guest list is the first step you need to follow for your wedding planning, right after setting the date! It’s truly important since this will define the budget to be spent onwards. It may sound impossible to draft and edit your guest list but is more than essential. Having a clean list from the very beginning, it will make easier to keep track on last-minute additions, follow-ups including RSVPs, menu arrangements, table setting and thank you notes.

Set your feet on the ground and be realistic with the numbers. We know, this isn’t the most pleasant part of any wedding preparations but budgets have limits. Your original budget will define your guest list count. Planning a wedding for 50 guests is totally different from organizing a wedding for 200 guests. Take under consideration that for each guest you add,  certain changes follow at:

  • the number of plates your caterer will prepare,
  • the number of favors,
  • the number of chair rentals & table set up,
  • the quantity of food and cake,
  • (in some cases) accommodation & transportation means
  • the venue capacity

Write down your guest list by placing at the top, your family members and your best friends. Leave some room for coworkers, neighbors or even your parent’s friends and some people that may have invited you to their wedding. In case you have to limit your guest list, then you will start from the bottom. If you are planning a destination wedding, these numbers will affect the final expenses.

 

2 – Find a venue that speaks to your heart

It is important to have a clear idea of the venue you’re looking for. Like if you wanted in a vineyard, on olive orchards, Cliffside, by the beach, in a castle or a hotel. This will, later on, define your wedding’s theme and decoration concept and design. Bear in mind, that location is relevant to local weather conditions. For example, an open wedding in a forest may hold some chilly surprises or even rain.

Before you book a wedding venue, consider speaking with a wedding planner. Wedding experts can provide solutions that will respect your vision and your budget. If you have your guest list ready (or almost ready), a wedding planner will suggest the best available options for your wedding day. Professionals know how to smooth the stress and permit to soon to be married couples to stay true to their themselves without compromising in quality.

 

3 – Think of your guests

It’s a fact that you won’t be able to please everyone but at least try to be thoughtful while choosing your venue or ceremony location by ticking off boxes like nearby hotels, transportation, venue proximity. Also, your guests are the ones you’re honoring by creating this party, thus you need to take care of them with respect to choosing your menu and drinks. If you’re inviting out-of-town guests or having a destination wedding, consider looking for a venue close to a hotel.

10 Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks by Rock Paper Scissors Events in Greece

4 – Do not negotiate on small things

Ok, it’s always a good idea to negotiate and try to make savings for more but think twice of the amount you’re negotiating for. It’s different to negotiate a few euros for your invitation and a few thousand on drinks and menu. Prioritize on what’s really important.  Make clever choices if you want to have the wedding of your dreams. It’s essential to be prepared for any surprise expenses like additional tailoring needs or a new pair of bridal shoes.

A wedding needs an enormous amount of tiny details to become unforgettable. To keep a balance between things that must-have and those that can be skipped, you will need a checklist. For example, there is no wedding without a wedding gown or a groom’s attire, right? But you can have a wedding with fewer guests or different kind of wedding invitations or without a live music band or even with seasonal flowers. Have a heart to heart discussion with your better half and your wedding planner, in order to set some limits on what is negotiable.

 

5 – Know how to read between the lines on Pinterest photos

It’s only normal that Pinterest is every bride’s go to. On the other hand, this can be truly overwhelming since it can really mix you up if you can’t really know what is it truly that you like in a photo. Also, bear in mind that many photos are not an outcome of a real wedding but perhaps of a styled shoot so the details you see could also be distorted also with the photographer’s touch.

It’s a good idea to Pin what you like on your special wedding board. If you add little notes for specific details on each pin, this will guide you on what you really love at each image. Maybe you are attracted to soft shades of coral or you love blue shades.  Pinterest can help you build a mood board for your personal style. This will guide you as you move forward to pick up the best combinations for your dream wedding.

After some time, you should better delete Pins that no longer suit you. When you will have a clear picture of your final vision, then start looking for the vendors behind each wedding. Most importantly, discover which wedding planner is closer to your wedding style. As soon as you find the ideal wedding designer & planner, then everything will come in place. Pinterest is perfect to set a general mood and define what works best for you. And it works as a starting point for the creation of your unique wedding theme.

 

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6 – Plan ahead and use a time plan

Take your time. Don’t start last minute so you don’t get stressed. Prepare a to-do list that you can fill in with every detail that comes to mind. Set dates on when you should add to do what.

7 – Write down your “Cant’ live without’s”

Remind yourself what’s truly important. Let your creativity flow but on the other hand, we bet your budget is not endless. So remind yourself during the process what are your “can’t live withouts? Great food? Amazing view? Unique wedding dress?

8 – Eliminate ideas

Don’t get caught up in perfection. Prioritize! And keep it simple. As we said already since your budget is not endless, in your initial mood board scrap out ideas that perhaps were not meant to be for your venue or if you’re not going for this rustic theme, after all.

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9 – Don’t make this all about you

Be present. Be a team with everyone in the process and enjoy time with everyone involved. It’s one of those rare moments to enjoy with your party girls while trying on several bridal gowns. Your rare moments to involve your mom and trust her taste and those organizational skills. To hug your dad as often as you can since soon you won’t be his little girl anymore. Last but not least, enjoy those creative mornings with your hubby to be and see for once again how much you are aligned but also feel free to quarrel on little things. Your skills to manage these small “hiccups” will be needed in your married life.

 

10 – Get yourself a wedding planner!

Why? To make your wedding more fun, stress-free and get to enjoy all the fun appointments such as Food tasting, venue tours, cake tasting, flower sampling and the like so it does not have to be all business. Also for you to be able to be relaxed and focused when your big day arrives and be present and enjoy every little moment.

It is no secret, that a wedding planner, will keep everything on track and deal with all the tiring tasks behind the scenes. Will stand by your side and protect you from any unnecessary expenses. Also, they can coordinate the wedding preparation, the wedding day and the wedding celebrations while you enjoy a full body beauty spa week.

One Bonus Tip

Never forget that you will need time. With the help of your wedding planner, create a wedding planning schedule and do things one by one. This will save you time, money and energy. It would be wise not to book any vendors before you find your own wedding designer & planner.

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And the good things keep coming. We are so thrilled to have www.weddingwire.co.uk on our side. This means that more valuable tips are available to all our brides. Visit their website and gain more knowledge on how to plan a stress-free wedding.

 

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Why we support Brides-to-be?

Part of our values in our company is focused on the empowerment of women. Being a Wedding Planning Agency for more than 8 years, we interact mainly with women. It is in our understanding women do so many things for their closed ones and wear plenty of hats in their life. They are mothers, wives, sisters, businesswomen, daughters, best friends, care providers, lovers, entrepreneurs and so much more…  Women’s Day is a celebration for women’s rights and freedom. Therefore it’s our duty to honor our own gender.

Brides-to-be are superheroes dressed in wedding gowns. Only if you have planned your wedding you can comprehend the tremendous pressure a woman has to endure in order to have the wedding of her dreams. Has to satisfy two completely different families, while she keeps so many balls in the air! We wish to provide a break from this challenging process with our Giveaway: 2 hours of free consultation.

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About Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.

After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

Today, International Women’s Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood. Learn more here…

It is worth to mention that in Italy, to celebrate the day, men give yellow mimosas to women. Communist politician Teresa Mattei chose the mimosa in 1946 as the symbol of IWD in Italy because she felt that the French symbols of the day, violets and lily-of-the-valley, were too expensive to be used effectively in Italy.

In the United States, actress and human rights activist Beata Pozniak worked with the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Governor of California to lobby members of the U.S. Congress to propose official recognition of the holiday. In February 1994, H. J. Res. 316 was introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters, along with 79 cosponsors, in an attempt to officially recognize March 8 of that year as International Women’s Day. The bill was subsequently referred to, and remained in, the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

As of 2019, International Women’s Day will also be celebrated as a public holiday in the city of Berlin, Germany.

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Wedding in Greece

Greece is the perfect choice to organize your wedding and have the time of your life. Athens and all the Greek Islands are magical wedding locations all year long. When you find yourself next to the Aegean Sea, everything seems like a fairy tale. Even if we start to count our blessings here in Greece, we will need 10 lives to include all… Shall we start with the romantic whitewashed chapels surrounded by gorgeous sandy beaches? Popup the question and Rock Paper Scissors team will plan your dream destination wedding in Greece.

Unforgettable Wedding in Santorini

Cesar and Sarahy came all the way from Miami to get married in Santorini. Both originally from Cuba can understand the island rhythms and share their love for the sea. So they decided to go on a family cruise and make a stopover to the island they thought is the best to serve for their wedding’s background. Ceremony and dinner took place overlooking the stunning caldera view. Discover the magical moments of this wedding in this gallery…

Wedding in Mykonos

Put the blame on us if you will melt with this wedding in Mykonos. Planning a wedding styled shoot demands as much effort & skills as a real wedding. At this wedding in Mykonos, the couple looked gorgeous. Can you feel the vibes?  Can you soak up all the local culture with all the indigo blue and copper details all around? Breathe it all in, and let us know what you think! We know you want to see more, here is the magic door…

Wedding at Meganisi

The island of Meganisi is located just between Lefkada and the western mainland coasts of Greece. Right opposite from the island of Skorpios, the idyllic Greek island where Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy. Meganisi is an island with few habitats and limited tourist developments but with lush greenery and blue-green waters.

Some beaches can be reached on foot and others are accessible only by boat. There is no bus on this small island of the Ionian Sea and all transport has to be done by foot or private means, like boat or motorbike. This lovely island is where the parents of the groom are originated and the location this couple chose for their chic minimalist yet boho island wedding.

Certainly, for a wedding planner, organizing a big wedding on a tiny island was a challenge in and of itself. Our most difficult moment was figuring out how a small, typical Greek taverna could accommodate properly so many people and keep an authentic character yet elegant and unique: By taking things back to the basics, or more precisely by sophisticated simplicity. We wanted to create a simple and soft look so we used classic colour combinations like brown, gold and green. We added wildflowers, mixed textures and traditionally inspired elements for a shameless boho vibe that this location would never forgive us if we didn’t. Do you want to see how this wedding woo all the guests? Here is the gallery…

Words from the couple:

“We met during our master’s studies at Harvard Business School. We didn’t date there but friends and life moved us both to the same city we began dating while working in San Francisco in 2013. We chose to get married on the island of Meganisi. Meganisi is important to both of us because we’ve spent every summer of our relationship there. Peter’s Maternal grandparents were born on Meganisi and he’s spent every summer of his upbringing visiting the island and specifically the village of Spartochori.

We hired a boat to take our guests around the islands for the day before the wedding. After talking with our guests they thought this made the wedding feel like a vacation and they got to spend quality time with both of us. As a reminder, most of our guests traveled to our wedding and paired it with their vacation plans.”

 

Wedding in Crete

Our agency strongly feels that love should know no boundaries and that needs to be celebrated in every form. Hence, when Karen and Isabel asked us if we would feel comfortable to organized their wedding there were no second thoughts! It was an absolute yes!

And even though this was our first time having to deal with the requests and vision of two brides at a wedding, this was a wedding we absolutely adored. And the reason is that we had this amazing opportunity to witness a deep love, with a rough enthusiasm, surrounded by their loved ones in a unique and raw place like Crete island where the feelings and surroundings are still authentic. Exactly as love should always be, authentic. See the magic with your own eyes…

Words from our Brides:

“Our experience with RPS was organized, detailed, thoughtful, tasteful, and amazing all-around. We planned a 55-person wedding from Brooklyn, NY that was a perfect, dreamy celebration of love in Crete, GR. I’m sure most guests say this but an overwhelming amount of ours did go out of their way to tell us that day, night, and afterwards, that it was hands-down the most beautiful, magical wedding they’ve ever been to and could ever imagine.

Our very first communication made us feel like Helena (and later, Nefeli) was the right person we could entrust with such big overseas planning. Out of the several planners and planning companies we reached out to with specific questions (and an initial idea for a ceremony space) — RPS was the only one that responded to those specific requests and seemed to have read them at all.  It wasn’t just a template response asking us our budget, guests number, and location.

On top of this, once we viewed their portfolio and saw the variety and care taken with the events they design and produce, we also felt they would be up to the task for two brides who have particular taste (and one mother who is a designer in her own right and is very opinionated on these things!) — no cut and paste designs or trends would do for us — and a lot of the sample work we were viewing initially seemed to be of that nature. From browsing their work we knew this wasn’t the case with RPS and felt immediate relief. 

From there, we couldn’t have had a better experience. Planning a wedding is already a gargantuan task, but planning a wedding overseas with very individual and specific ideas in mind multiplies the size of this task. 

It could have been very daunting, but from our initial skype (which were somewhat frequent as we could manage with the time difference — not too hard, with flexibility on both parts) through the countless follow up emails and decisions we made on foods, musicians, rentals, genius photographer, amazing DJ, travel advice, the many recommendations and brainstorming back and forths of the designs and styles… we felt at all times that the burden was lifted off of our shoulders and we only had to help push it along minimally, as Helena worked to ensure we didn’t worry over all the minutiae of planning and organizing such a special event.

RPS is extremely professional and we never felt like we needed to follow up or were wondering what the next step was because Helena had it all laid out and was on top of everything in a very organized, helpful manner. RPS also has great relationships with various vendors/talent as well who were a huge part of our day. Photographer G.Pahountis and DJ Aris are two very special people and we felt honored to include them in our day.

We are forever grateful to RPS and the work they did to help us have the wedding of our dreams. Of course, the most important thing you look for when hiring a company to help plan an event is their talent and skill in design elements as well as their ability to execute the logistics of a vision and event… and RPS fulfilled this end perfectly. 

But the highest compliment we can pay and are so grateful to have met and worked with them because of (on top of their professionalism and skill) is the human element: we genuinely felt connected to Helena, cared for, and enjoyed getting to know her throughout the process. Because your wedding is such a personal celebration, her ability to connect with us as clients and humans kept the whole process feeling authentic and seamless. 

If we had to go back and start over from scratch, there is no other company we would consider aside from RPS.”

Beach Wedding in Athens

Words fail us when we have to say for this couple’s beauty and elegance. But what astonished us, even more, was their kindness along all the way and particularly the bride’s taste and elegance. We tried to please her all the way and designed a wedding with a minimal and elegant beach style with peach and blush tones.

Guests found their seating in a lovely stand with polaroids taken during their entrance, a jazz band played some laid out music and when everyone heard the “i’dos” white balloons were released to the sky. It was a really emotional party full of friends and family speeches, lots of dancing and a show from three fire dancers so to “Set the night on fire”. We know you want to see more…

Words from the bride:

“We got married in Athens, Greece. We wanted a beach destination wedding in a country we love, where all our guests can have easy access to all our guests who flew from US, Canada, Australia, Kuwait, Dubai and Lebanon. The best decision I made was hiring the wedding planner who turned out to be amazing and help us with every step of the way which made our lives easier. The most memorable moment for us was after we finished our vows and all our guests flew white balloons into the sky while the jazz band played the song  “What a wonderful world”. Also, the first dance was so beautiful with us on the beach and everyone gathered around us.”

Wedding in Monemvasia

The groom’s love for Greece and its food and wine and the bride’s longing for its sun and beach made this wedding decision rather easy. We knew immediately this is going to be an out of the ordinary wedding.

We were on a quest to find the best venue to host the wedding’s guests and at the same time reflect the couple’s’ taste. Hidden within the unexplored beauties of the Laconia region in the Peloponnese, Kinsterna hotel is a unique place where not only you get yourself pampered by this renovated medieval castle exceptional services, but you indulge yourself with an amazing culinary experience that only uses local and fresh produce.

For the welcome gifts, we chose pasteli bars, a local sesame candy that was distributed with the wedding program as the guests were greeted to their rooms. As it was a Day wedding, we made sure that during the ceremony, guests were served fresh lemonade and herbs infused water to cool off. The wedding lunch was prepared by the chef using local produce that was grown in the hotel and the house wine was coming from a vineyard that is minutes away.

Guests were amazed by the cheese and olive oil bar and got to keep a special styled small bottle of olive oil as a wedding favor. The overall style of the decoration was in line with the simple, intimate yet elegant and unique wedding Melissa and Haissam wanted. We went for a rustic earthy style, with the olive tree at the heart of the overall theme and that just reflected on the beauty of the location they were getting married at.

It took us a full year to plan this wedding. We exchanged more than 400 emails, had long video calls on skype, and even used WhatsApp, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yes, we became friends after all and we can’t wait for their trip back to Greece to see them again, hopefully with a new member! Experience the beauty of Monemvasia in this gallery…

RPS Events Team – Your Event Designers!

We are the creative agency that will design and produce the event of your dreams right from scratch. Say “Yes I do” and we’ll do all the rest… and that’s a promise! What are your plans for your next event in Greece? We would love to hear from you on our contact page. No hidden strings attached or any obligation whatsoever. We love weddings and we are devoted to creating unforgettable moments. Get a taste in the following video by @alexstabasopoulos