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1. Choose matte makeup over glossy. Products with shine can make you look gorgeously dewy in person, but you'll look oily in your photos.

2. No matter how much you trust your photographer and how great his reputation is, don't assume he'll get shots of everyone important to you. Give him a typed list of the photos you want (all the combinations of the two of you with friends and relatives), and appoint someone to help the photographer round up the people needed.

3. Ask your photographer before the wedding to give you a run-down of her schedule during the event.

4. Ask a friend (or, better yet, your mom) to check on your and your groom's appearance a few times during the wedding.

5. You want to be as comfortable with photographer as possible since you’ll be dealing with him throughout your entire wedding day!