Prepare For Your Big Day!
Here are some helpful tips that will assist you in getting the very best wedding day images possible.
Make sure someone knows how to fix your bustle before the reception.
Have food delivered to your prep location. The day will be busy and it’s good to make sure you get
to eat at some point!
Have a hair and makeup trial at least a month before your wedding, so you know exactly how you want
it to be on the wedding day! And take a picture so you can remember the details!
Always allot more time than you think necessary for hair and make up-50% more! It’s better to have
some time to relax than to stress because you’re running behind.
Have a bridal emergency kit. Some examples: clear nail polish, stain remover pen, dental floss, double
sided tape, bobby pins, safety pins, mints, a sewing kit with needle and thread to sew a busted
zipper or bustle), tissues, pain reliever, tampons, lip gloss and mini deodorant.
Have a rain plan! If the 5 day weather forecast calls for rain, buy some cute umbrellas in your
wedding colors for you and your bridal party, and maybe some cute rain boots! Leave the tags on, and if it doesn’t rain you can return them!
During toasts, make sure to have the person giving you the toast stand on one side of you so that
you can all be in good light for photos.
DETAILS SHOTS LIST
For my bride and her maid of honor, before I arrive please have these items handy in a box or tray so that we can use them in the detail photos. Having them ready ahead of time will mean you wont have to search through boxes or bags looking for things and it will give you more time to relax and enjoy the start of your day while we are photographing the details.
RECOMMENDED (IMPORTANT MARKED WITH *)
BRIDE + BRIDESMAID DRESSES* (ON PRETTY HANGERS)
RINGS* (ENGAGEMENT RING AND BOTH WEDDING RINGS)
BRIDE’S* + BRIDESMAIDS’ SHOES
BRIDE’S* + BRIDESMAIDS’ JEWELRY (IF GIVEN AS GIFT FROM BRIDE) PERFUME
BOUQUETS AND BOUTONNIERES*
(HAVE THESE DELIVERED TO THE PREP LOCATION BEFORE WE ARRIVE-THAT WAY WE’LL BE ABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH THEM WHEN THEY’RE FRESH. YOU’LL ALSO HAVE THEM FOR YOUR BRIDAL
PORTRAITS AND BE ABLE TO ENJOY THEM MUCH LONGER!)
STATIONARY* (INVITES, PROGRAMS, MENUS, SAVE THE DATES, SEATING CARDS, ETC)
GIFT/LETTER FROM THE GROOM TO BRIDE AND VICE VERSA HEIRLOOMS/KEEPSAKES
SOMETHING OLD/NEW/BORROWED/BLUE GIFTS FOR THE PARENTS
GIFTS FOR BRIDESMAIDS/GROOMSMEN
ANY OTHER DETAILS YOU WANT PHOTOGRAPHED