Every wedding day I like to begin with photos of the little details you have chosen to wear, use, and hold. I always suggest to my couples that they gather these items before the wedding and just have them in one spot or in a bag before I get there. It helps me setup and take the photos faster so that I can get more “getting ready” photos.
Here’s a quick list of the things you should gather and have ready when your photographer gets there:
Invitation Suite: bonus points if you mail one to your photographer ahead of time
Jewelry: This includes earrings, necklace, bracelet, tiara, etc
All rings: engagement ring, both wedding bands. If you have a special heirloom ring you will be wearing include that
Shoes: I’m a shoe gal so this is my favorite
Wedding dress: If you don’t plan on getting a special bridal hanger for your dress that’s fine. I always suggest bringing a simple wooden hanger. It is much cuter than the bridal store plastic ones
Veil: If you are choosing a veil, awesome!
Bridesmaid dress: I typically use a bridesmaid dress as the background of the images so that everything matches your wedding colors and looks seamless in an album
Bouquet & Boutonniere: If your flowers are not being delivered until later or if you are getting ready at a different location than the ceremony and the flowers are being delivered to the ceremony venue that’s fine. I can get those photos later.
Borrowed & Blue: If you are borrowing something, have something old, something new, or your something blue. Go ahead and include those things
Garter: If you are wearing one
Perfume (optional): If you have a favorite perfume bottle it can be a fun accent to your photos
Wedding Program (a bonus!): If you have a fun a funky wedding program go ahead and include it!
Any extra fun things: Some of these things can include confetti, six pence, bubbles, handkerchief, the gifts your gave your bridal party, lipgloss, rosary, themed sunglasses, personalized cookies, and anything else you can think of!
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