A smart wedding photographer should know that a contract is important for every agreement.
If you want to make sure that you have everything outlined and everything marked out in black and white with absolutely no gray areas in between, then you will need to make sure that you are able to document it in the best way possible. Really sit down and put pen to paper and think about all of the things that are to be included in the contract that you are supposed to draft up one way or the other. You need a contract that will basically mitigate all of your risks for your wedding photography business. You have to take note of the fact that you should go through all of the motions of making sure that you are able to protect your business at all times. Make sure that the contract is iron clad at all times. Get a contract copy out to the lawyer and get him to really review the document and proofread it and make sure that it is always current by all means.
Get an emergency wedding photographer kit together.
You will be surprised to know that there are so many different wrong things that can happen to a wedding and during a wedding photography shoot. The wedding photography kit should have a stain remover; an assortment of pins, some sticky tape, a decorative hanger that you can hang the bridal dress from, and a bunch of other wedding photography props that you can use for the photo shoot one way or the other. it will also be quite useful if you can go ahead and bring along a white sheet for the bride and groom to step on in all of those outdoor shots that they will need to pose for one way or the other. These may prove to be little things but you will be so thankful that you have packed in enough insight to actually bring them along during your shoot. After all, mishaps happen all the time and you will need to make sure that you have all of the easy quick fixes just to help make things smoother and easier for you to go through with when it all comes down to it.
Bring a white sheet during your coverage as a wedding photographer.
This should technically be a part of the emergency wedding photography kit but it helps if you take extra note of this. There will be a lot of times wherein the bride and the groom will have to pose in uncompromising areas that will more or less put their outfits at risk. You can help them put their minds at ease and help them protect their outfits and the bridal dress in particular by making sure that the white sheet is there to protect the outfits.
A wedding photographer should always stay calm and collected. The bride is already nervous enough as she is. There is no need for you to add on to all of that nervous energy. Stay cool and collected as much as possible and be that bastion of strength for your clients.