I’ve learned many things from the internet, but nothing compares to the knowledge I’ve gained from hours of mindless scrolling on TikTok. Brides have taken over the app, sharing everything from the planning process, dress shopping, and budgeting tips, and I have absorbed every piece of information they have so generously shared. Some call it wasting the day away, but I prefer to call it a long term investment that will pay off on my wedding day. To spare you some time, I have compiled a list of the best TikTok wedding advice I’ve found.
Sneak out for golden hour photos.
Sami Tansel, a wedding photographer, should be a familiar face to those of us on the wedding side of TikTok as she has posted hundreds of videos sharing her best wedding advice. My favorite tip: sneak out of the reception for golden hour photos. Not only are the pictures stunning, but it gives the couple some one on one time away from the hustle and bustle of the reception.
Do a private last dance.
Hire a live artist.
The best thing about a live artist is the versatility. You can hire someone like the talented Natasha Urbanowicz of Cloud Studio Agency, to paint a scene from your big day that you will cherish forever, like this first dance recreation from her viral TikTok that had 3.1 million people swooning. Or, if you’re looking for a way to make the day extra special for guests: live illustrations such as these ones done by the brilliant Amy Lee make a one-of-a-kind favor that will leave guests awestruck.
If you’re doing favors, make them edible.
Have a wedding party entrance competition.
Gone are the days of processional wedding entrances. To encourage creativity, a little healthy competition amongst the wedding party is a great idea. Kate Olivia, a south Florida wedding videographer, posted a viral video sharing the crazy entrances a wedding party came up with when told that the winner would get a drink on the house, and the comment section was full of love for the idea.