10 Tips for Planning an Orange County Wedding

10 Tips for Brides Planning an Orange County Wedding

Here are the best 10 tips you will need to plan your Orange County Wedding

18 November 2021 / Caius Symboll®

A wedding is a once in a lifetime event for any bride. It may be the first time that you’ll have to plan an orange county wedding, and it can be daunting! You want everything to go smoothly so you can enjoy your day without worrying about anything going wrong. Here are some tips from the professional orange county wedding photographer team, Symboll on how to make sure your orange county wedding goes off without a hitch! Whether you’re a week away or just getting starting to plan your wedding day, you are sure to learn something new from these ten tips. If not, you will be affirmed on what you already know, thus contributing to a stress free day.

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Tip #1: If at all possible, book an Orange County wedding venues that is not located near busy freeways! Sitting in traffic before your ceremony starts is no way to start off what should be one of the happiest days of your life. Places to consider: San Clemente, Long Beach, Palm Springs, Lake Forrest, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove.

Tip #2: Ask anyone who has an Orange California beach wedding what their favorite part was – I bet it’s not remembering sitting around waiting while family took hundreds if not thousands of pictures of the Orange California wedding couple. Plan your timeline so there is enough time for portraits while your favorite guests munch on hor d’oeuvres.

Tip #3: Make sure that you have a good variety of pictures from different angles. Don’t just take pictures standing up – try getting down on one knee, too! And make sure there aren’t any trash cans or other obstacles anywhere they shouldn’t be. You don’t want anything distracting from those memories. At Symbol, we focus on a documentary-style approach and a side-serving of innovative posing when needed. Check out a full gallery here


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Tip #4: When choosing between two Orange county wedding venues/venues, visit both and write down the pros and cons for each. Then, sit down with your Orange county photographer or Orange County wedding planner to see if they can help you make a decision based on those factors. Additionally, your Orange County wedding photographer can offer wise insight on which venue to choose. Since they will be looking at everything from a creative eye, make sure to ask them too.

Tip #5: It’s best not to hire a photographer who just recently started their business as it may be too early for them. Ideally, they should have at least five years of experience under their belt before considering them trustworthy enough to capture your dream wedding.

Tip #6: A good Orange county Wedding Photographer knows how to take pictures at sunrise or sunset when light is softest which creates romantic images unlike any other lighting conditions during the rest of the day. Make sure to ask your Orange county wedding Photographers about natural light.





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Tip #7: If you’re trying to decide on who the best Orange County wedding photographers are ask around and find out which couples were happy with their choice after their big day has passed & go from there. It’s important that all Brides feel confident in ordering enough photographs at ordering time because sometimes they need extras printed down the line for Orange County albums or other projects.

Tip #8: Make sure you meet with any Orange County wedding photographers at least twice so they can get a feel for what makes you laugh etc… because if things don’t go as planned and you’re not having a fun time together this will come across in your Orange county wedding pictures!

Tip #9: If you choose an indoor location as your preferred Orange county wedding venue make sure it large enough so everyone can fit comfortably. Orange County wedding venues come in all different shapes & sizes so choose wisely to make sure you get the Orange county wedding venue of your dreams!



Tip #10: Get all the orange county wedding vendors to meet to discuss any issues that might crop up before the big day. Everyone will know what is expected of them, and there’ll be less chance of misunderstanding or miscommunication on your wedding day. Plus it’s fun!

Bonus Tip: Remember that orange county weddings are supposed to be fun – most of all, enjoy yourself. Breath and have the best day of your life.


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Thank you so much for reading. We hope this helps you on your wedding day. If you’d like more help with planning your Orange County Wedding, check out our blog, Finding the Right Orange County Wedding Photographer.

Here at Symboll, we are a unique wedding photography team with Los Angeles and San Francisco roots. We are for couples who want to create a piece of art that can be passed down for generations. Learn more about our wedding packages here. And contact us below.


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