This is not something you should be doing when you’re hungry!
Pack a small snack-bag (with something that is easy to eat without ruining your outfits or make-up). Ask your best man, your parent or someone else to bring it to you before you leave for the wedding photo session, so you can have it before getting in front of the camera. Remember to bring water too (you will have plenty of time to sip champagne and drink alcohol later!)
Getting your outfit ready
Pull your trousers up to your natural waist and make sure your shirt is tucked in neatly without wrinkles or creases on the front. Double-check your zipper is closed.
Get your sleeves in order by tucking first in the cuffs on your shirt to straighten the sleeves, then on the sleeves of your jacket. Rule of thumb is that you should be able to see 1 – 1.5 cm of your shirt’s cuffs under the jacket sleeve. This rule still applies even if you have invested in the most beautiful cufflinks you want to show off. If you want photos that show your cufflinks (if, for example they have you and your spouse’s initials on them), make sure to get a photo where your arms are bend in a 90 degree angle, as the cufflinks will naturally show then.
Pull your socks up to ensure there is no visible skin between the top of your socks and your trousers’ hem.
Tie your shoe laces and dust your shoes off.
Tight & Snug
Straighten and tighten your tie or bowtie. It should sit so close that only the knot is visible in the collar and ensure the collar is snugly closed.
- Single-breasted jacket w. 2 buttons: top-button is closed
- Double-breasted jacket w. 2 buttons: all buttons closed
- Double-breasted jacket w. 2 x 4/6 buttons: all buttons closed except the bottom button
- Tuxedo & single-breasted jacket w. 1 button: button closed
- White tie: there are no buttons. Ensure jacket sits properly across your chest and midsection
- Waistcoat: follow above rules (always leave the last button open)
(your smiles will be the most natural this way).
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