Bride-to-be slammed for 'advice' on how to get perfect wedding photographs
A bride-to-be has come under fire for her "advice" on how to get the perfect wedding photos.
Her post was shared on a wedding shaming Facebook group, where it generated a strong reaction.
According to The Sun, the woman began her post by joking it was "probably the only DIY you all are going to see me doing."
She explained that she had been "listening to a lot of people who've already had their weddings", and claimed she'd been told one of the biggest mistakes they had made was "not telling the photographer all the shots they wanted or forgetting him."
So, the bride-to-be created a "detailed" five page checklist to give to the photographer, containing a list of each shot she wanted him to get "from me and the bridal party to our personal photos walking down the aisle reception."
"He cannot get his final payment until they've all been taken," she added.
She added that she was planning to do the same with the videographer, and that she would be writing down the videos she wanted recorded "full length or edited."
She ended the post by saying that since "this is a one time thing, she wanted to make sure she had "every picture and video shot I wanted."
She also shared a photo of part of the checklist, which included the names of a number of family members and friends she wanted to have photos with.
The bride-to-be's post - while initially intended to give other brides advice - seemed to have had the total opposite effect.
Many other brides-to-be and wedding photographers took to the comments to explain "that's not how it works."
One person wrote:
"Just let the professionals do their job and don't hire people you don't trust."
Someone else commented:
"Umm usually the photographer gives you the contract. Usually pay a deposit and the rest of the fees before they come to your wedding."
A wedding photographer added that "that's not how it works", writing:
"I would walk out of there. We take a 'requested photos' list but sometimes a shot just doesn't happen the way someone envisions it.
"This is why I have a contract, which says 'I will do my best to take all the requested shots, but I am not responsible for missed shots' and also that my money is due before the wedding."