If you are a wedding photographer who always seems to be out of sorts about all of the right things to wear whenever he is attending a wedding, you are not alone. A lot of new wedding photographers actually go through this struggle on a daily basis. This can be doubly challenging for guys and women who don’t really care too much about what they are wearing or who aren’t as fashion conscious as the others out there. Although you may not personally care too much about the kind of clothes that you get to wear to the wedding event, this may not be the case with how your clients see it and with how you are expected to look like and present yourself when you show up during the wedding.
You should always aim to look great all throughout the process and you should always make your clients feel proud that they hired you. You certainly don’t want to end up making them feel a bit embarrassed that they hired you because you showed up looking shabby just so different from how the rest of the crowd looks like, do you? It’s just not the kind of thing that you would want to do when it all comes down to it.
Ask your clients straight up
This can be quite difficult to pull off especially when you are the type of Manchester wedding photographer who ends up constantly doubting himself in the process of dressing up. If this is a real struggle for you, one thing that you can aim for is to just ask your clients straight up how they expect you to look like during the event. It’s not an embarrassing question and you can be quite rest assured that they have probably been asked that exact same question by guests that they have invited so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t ask them about it either.
Pay attention for foreign culture
You should pay particular attention to this especially when there is a foreign culture or a specific religion involved. There will be a lot of instances wherein guests will be required to dress a certain way and that is a tidbit of info that you need to get your hands on no matter what happens or you might end up embarrassing yourself the moment that you show up looking completely inappropriate during the wedding day.
One particular example is the common predilection to wear white during weddings.
Although this is a fairly common trend, there are some cultures out there that have a strong view on wearing white. The Chinese culture in particular only wear white when they are attending funerals. They wear red and other festive colors when they are attending weddings. This is something that you should know ahead of time and that is why you should always ask.
Try to identify as well what type of setting it will turn out to be.
Will it be a formal event, a semi formal one, or something more casual like a relaxed beach wedding event? This will give you a bit of an idea about how the rest of the other people attending the wedding will dress like.