The last thing you'll want on your wedding day is your photographer asking where's your details bag and you're looking at them with a blank face! Preparing for the wedding day comes as a huge stress! Months of planning have gone into this day. Maybe you're the bride and are trying to keep so many details together that you need a little help. Maybe you're the mother of the bride and are trying to help her out on her big day, or the Maid of Honor who is in charge of a bunch of small details to ease the plate of the bride on her day. After years of shooting, giving my brides a list to help remind them what to bring to their getting ready room is key. They not only have a clear instruction of what to bring they also a clear understanding what kinds of items I'm going to be using to photograph those detail shots! It's a win win! Upon arrival to the brides consultation with me she's handed a lovely package that includes this list. Today I'm sharing it with you.
Most important is the DRESS! This is a hard one to forget, but some people will have it with someone else. It's important for it to be with the bride while she's getting ready. The next few things most every girl will bring with her. Veil, shoes, and makeup. While I don't really shoot the makeup, PERFUME, is a great detail! Smaller things that some people don't think about are the rings (all of them), flowers and not just bouquets, (ask your florist for a couple paper sacks of pedals too; the more the better), your invitation with everything you stuffed in it to mail it out. Don't forget the envelopes too. Jewelry. Maybe you're wearing a special necklace that belonged to grandma, or is passed down to each bride in the family. It could be a bracelet, another ring, your something blue, you get the idea. I tell all my girls to invest in one of the beautiful velvet ring boxes; it ads that special touch to those detail shots. If you book your wedding with me or my creative designer, Nichole, with Little Sister Creative Studio, you'll receive a ring box FREE! And lastly Champaign or other Sparkling beverage if someone doesn't drink.
- Dress (nice hanger)
- Other Jewelry
- Velvet ring box
- Champaign or Sparkling beverage
Lastly your bridesmaids gifts are always a fun detail to shoot!