KEEP CLUTTER AWAY
It's always better when the room is cleaner. Try to keep bags, suitcases, laundry hidden.
Window light is always the best for pictures. I prefer to turn all other lights off if possible.
It's not always true that "the makeup looks heavy in person but it will look better on camera". My style reflects more truly what is there, so I just recommend not to overdo it, but it is also a personal preference.
MAKE IT PRIVATE
Have a moment alone with your parents. I like to have 5 minutes alone in a room with the three of you so I can get some great candid pictures of your interactions with them.
I will remind everyone to have a formal family picture before we leave the house, for both you and your husband.
It is recommended to have an announcement to ask your guests to not take any photos during the march-ins. They may stand block the aisle and use flash which might affect the pictures.
It's better to assign someone to help gather the different groups of family and friends. This speeds up the process since I won't know who everyone is.
KEEP IT SMALL
Most group pictures in churches tend to be really huge. However this might result in faces being less visible in pictures. Having at most 10 people in a group is ideal.
TIME SLOTS THAT WORK BEST
Mornings - usually right after leaving the first location. About 15 minutes will be great.
Evenings - the best light of the day. If you only have time for one slot, this would be the best time for it.
Asking your guests to refrain from taking pictures at the aisle during the march-ins as they might be in the way.
When you prefer me doing the table shots, it gives me less time to shoot candids and details. Just keep that in mind and prioritize what you prefer.