All of this to say, there are decisions you’re going to be making for your big day that will greatly affect the outcome of your images. For the best results, we recommend that you speak to your photographer about your goals and what you’re looking to achieve on your wedding day. You want to avoid harsh shadows, which means watch the way the sun moves at your venue and visit during different times of the day to choose when you think it’ll be nicest. Also try to avoid anything with pot-lights, the top down lighting is really harsh and difficult to work with. Consider hiring a lighting designer - they are AMAZING and go through so much you’ve never thought of before to make your wedding as romantic and perfectly lit as possible. I know, you’ve never heard of such a thing, but I promise that you won’t regret hiring someone to configure it all for you!
If your priority isn’t photography and capturing the moments, but geared towards the party you’re throwing and the dance floor, that’s perfectly fine! Just take into consideration the lighting during your ceremony at the very least - those are the images that have the most impact in 20 years.