THE BRIDAL LOUNGE

Tips & Tricks

DAY OF REMINDERS

GATHER THE GOODS



Have all your details ready in a box before I arrive so that I can begin quickly and have more time for some “getting ready” shots of you and your girls! 

EXTRA ELEMENTS



Sometimes, depending on the theme and “look” of the wedding day, there may be some extra elements that you could include when you gather your details. For example, if you’re having a rustic themed wedding that includes some wooden elements, maybe save a small piece of wood for me to use when I’m shooting your rings and jewelry. If there's specific elements that really set that tone for your wedding make sure to include it in your box. 

KEEP ALL THE RINGS



The most common detail missing when I arrive are the rings. Moms, officiants and planners will tell you to hand over your wedding band to the best man before the day begins. However, it’s actually better to hand it over during the bridal party portraits so that I can shoot some great ring shots in the AM. These make for some of the most beautiful shots, so please please please don't forget it. 

BRING THE BOUQUET

Don’t forget the bouquet. Have the bouquets and bouts delivered to the bride before the first look so that she can have her bouquet in her portraits. No worries, if it’s hot, we’ll be sure to keep it in water as much as possible before the ceremony! Another tip: Ask your florist for the extras or scraps. This helps add to your details and bring out the elements in your wedding!

FAMILY FORMALS

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

I absolutely love meeting our couple’s families on the wedding day. Family formals are normally our first interaction with them and so we love to have a game plan for this part of the day! Here is a sample family formal list to help you start preparing what shots you need. We do have to limit the family formal time in order to ensure that we have plenty of daylight for your romantic portraits. However, any large family group shots that we don’t accomplish during family formals, we can be sure to capture at the reception! 

It is important to fill out your wedding questionnarie from me about one month in advance. This helps me to create a customized timeline that will allow me to capture as many of your memories as possible. Together we will be able to review it and tweak anything you feel.