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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.

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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.

Dominic and Serena of At Last Entertainment, better known as the wedding duo on TikTok, shared with us the most romantic way to end wedding celebrations. Wedding days can be a whirlwind, so taking the time to slow down and take it all in one last time with a private dance as guests are lining up for the sendoff can make for an unforgettable moment for the newlyweds.

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.

Speaking of favors, why not try an edible favor? One of the first costs to be cut for brides on a budget is the wedding favors because far too often they get thrown away or left behind for the venue to dispose of. After a night of dancing, guests won’t say no to a late night snack- just ask wedding planner, Allie Wester, whose TikTok showcasing to go boxes complete with french fries and glass bottles of Coke was liked by 1.3 million people and counting.

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.

Whether you’re currently planning a wedding or have the entire day planned on Pinterest but don’t even have a ring yet, these tips and tricks are sure to come in handy one day!