A beautiful head table setup at Millwork Ballroom & Event Center in Dubuque, Iowa

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You are surrounded by family and friends as you usher in a new chapter of your life! Here are a few wedding tips from us wedding photographers that will help you balance your time between greeting guests and enjoying the experience with your significant other.

  • First look

Having a first look gives you and your loved one a special moment together. During this time you can reveal your wedding day look, exchange private letters, and take pictures before the ceremony. It can also calm some wedding day nerves.

A wedding couple shares a first look in an industrial building at Millwork Ballroom & Event Center
  • Have a sweetheart table

A big head table with your wedding party can be fun, but another great option is to have a table for just the two of you. It gives you a chance to connect with your partner as well as take a break from entertaining guests. This also gives your wedding party a chance to sit with family, friends, or spouses.

A wedding couple laughs as the best man gives a speech.
  • Take sunset photos

While your guests are breaking it down on the dance floor, sneak away with your new husband or wife. This also gives you a chance to get a few more photos of just the two of you. Sunset not your thing? Try blue hour!

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  • Hire a day of coordinator

Getting married and also trying to stay on schedule the day of your wedding can be a tough task! One of our most important wedding tips is to hire a day of coordinator. A day of coordinator will make sure things run smoothly and everyone stays on schedule. We do our best to help stick to schedule but hiring this out well help a ton!

Newlyweds prepare to pop champagne on a trolley ride around Dubuque, Iowa
  • Let your dog be a part of your big day!

We love photographing clients whos’ animals are a huge part of who they are! Another one of our wedding tips is to bring your dog along. We would love to get some photos of you, your partner, and your fur baby(ies)

Married couple poses with their beautiful dog

We really hope these wedding tips help you in your preparation for your wedding day! We have seen a lot of things and we want to share our knowledge with you so you can relax and enjoy your day with your new husband or wife.

If you are looking for great wedding photographers in Iowa look no further than Kivy Photo Co. You can click here to view our wedding packages or use the button below to inquire via email. We look forward to telling your love story!