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Wedding Planning Tips from G and S Brides

Although planning your dream wedding day is a ton of fun, there’s no denying that it can be a stressful experience too! Not only are there a million decisions to make, but it seems like people come out of nowhere to help – and offer advice. Whenever we work with couples on their wedding days, we love to know what they might want to share with other Goodie and Smith Brides, if they could. So, this week, we are sharing their wedding planning tips (and tips for your wedding day, too! We hope they make you laugh and smile during this crazy time! 

romantic wedding portraits during intimate wedding day in Fairhope AL with Jessica Smith Photography

Tip #1:

If you mother in law tries to start mess on your wedding day, just smile and walk away 🤣🤣😬


Tip #2:

Don’t let others sway your decisions. It’s your day you make it the way you want it!

– Justine

wedding day planning tips from JSP brides thanks to Jessica Smith Photography

Tip #3:

1-Roll with the punches. You may not get to have everything you want exactly HOW you want it but remember what everything is for.. the marriage not the wedding. Just be willing to compromise. 

2- Find humor in everything.. if not humor at least something positive!

3- Use Jessica Smith Photography, LLC magazine because omg the tips and ideas are phenomenal!



JSP Brides share their wedding planning tips for future Alabama brides

Tip #4:

Don’t expect everything to go perfectly. My anxiety was through the roof the day before the wedding trying to set everything up. The day of, I quickly realized it wasn’t all going to go exactly as I wanted, and that was OKAY. Everything turned out amazing and I wouldn’t change any of it 💕

JSP Brides share their wedding day tips for future Alabama brides

At the end of the day, your wedding day and wedding planning should be fun. It can feel overwhelming, but your wedding day is about one thing: you and your love getting married! Everything else is just extra!! Take a deep breath, pour a glass of wine, and enjoy yourself! Don’t forget, we are here for you… not just as your wedding photographer, but as your friend. Please be sure to reach out if you have any questions or need help at all! 


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Fairhope Alabama Wedding Photographer formerly Goodie and Smith weddings

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Hi! I’m Jessica, owner and lead photographer at Ellison Smith Creative- the Gulf Coast’s only full service wedding photography studio. I am so glad you’re here! Please show yourself around and you’ll soon see that I believe that my clients DESERVE IT ALL! 

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