Buzz·Posted on 22 Mar 201331 Tips For Taking The Perfect Wedding PhotoAvoid disaster and embarrassment by following these simple rules.by Luke LewisBuzzFeed Executive Editor, UK FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Rule number one: No guns in shot. Matt Wright / Via Flickr: mattwright 2. Can't stress that one enough. izifunny.com 3. No snakes or iguanas either. trekearth.com 4. Ensure everyone is appropriately attired. z3000.livejournal.com 5. Or puts a shirt on, at least. blogger.com 6. Make sure the groom remains calm. i.imgur.com 7. Do not, under any circumstances, get photobombed by an alpaca. carolinetran.net Photo by Caroline Tran. 8. Or a horse. ivillage.com.au 9. Or a beluga whale. ivillage.com.au 10. Or a cat. imgur.com 11. Or a sloth. i.imgur.com 12. Or this couple. ivillage.com.au 13. Or Death. i.imgur.com 14. If the groom wants to ride the bride like a horse, politely discourage him. imgur.com 15. If horses must be involved, choose your steed with care. smosh.com 16. And be wary of this sort of thing. i.imgur.com 17. The whole "miniature bride" effect is not ideal. i.imgur.com 18. In fact it's slightly unsettling. englishrussia.com 19. And even when the tables are turned, it's still not a good look. englishrussia.com 20. It's great for the bride and groom to show affection, but there are limits. votklyuchke.ru / Via twicsy.com 21. Marriage is a sacred occasion, so cultivate a sense of sober refinement at all times. i.imgur.com guyism.com / Via dailymail.co.uk i.imgur.com 22. Dignity. Always dignity. imgur.com i.imgur.com 23. Use Photoshop sparingly. englishrussia.com imgur.com media.englishrussia.com 24. Because, really, you're not fooling anyone. media.englishrussia.com englishrussia.com 25. Make sure every member of the wedding party shows how deliriously happy they are. guyism.com / Via i.dailymail.co.uk 26. Scope the area out beforehand to avoid embarrassing mishaps like this. cdn.acidcow.com 27. Or this. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF angryduck.com 28. In fact, beaches generally are a bad idea. dailymail.co.uk 29. So choose your venue with care. heavy.com 30. This last point is worth reiterating. i.imgur.com 31. But most of all, it's your special day, and you'll be looking at these photos for the rest of your life - so remember to put on a happy face. i.imgur.com ivillage.com.au i.imgur.com Need more LOL in your life? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Today newsletter, and you’ll get our hottest stories in your inbox every morning!