Now, I think my catchphrase should be “you don’t know what you don’t know.” Not only do I use it all the time for myself, I really do love learning new things, but I try and remind myself that constantly when helping clients with their weddings.
As a wedding photographer, I often play a few more roles too. Like extra bridesmaid, hair stylist (not really… but I will keep an eye on those fly aways), and over all wedding guru.
I like to remind my clients that I shot almost 40 weddings last year and they have likely never planned a wedding before. So, let me help. Coaches don’t play and I am here to help coach you through this process and make sure your big day turns out like the Superbowl!
So, what does that have to do with todays blog post? Well this is all about the wedding day details for brides (and grooms!).
I absolutely love detail photos! I usually photograph these during the beginning of a wedding day while the bride finished her hair and makeup. It is a great way for me to start off the day by getting creative and inspired and seeing what your day will look like.
Your details usually match with the colors, theme and overall tone of your wedding day.
Plus, when it comes to wedding albums (which I adore!), detail photos can’t be beat. They keep the whole day looking cohesive, high end and overall just beautiful.
But, how do you know what details to have ready for your photographer? That is what this is for! The checklist of wedding day details for brides. Grooms don’t always have their details photographed, but I am including those too!
Of course, all of these things might not apply to you. And you definitely don’t need to have them all! This is just a guideline. Cross off the things that don’t pertain to you and add on some things that are unique to you that may not be on here!
For the Bride :
For the Couple :
- Vows (if they are written! Bonus points if they’re in a cute book or on a pretty piece of paper!)
- All three rings! Engagement ring, wedding band and grooms band!
- Invitation suite. Including the save the date, invitations, details and envelope.
- Any other paper goods like menus, ceremony cards, etc.
For the Groom :
- Pocket Square
And, if you have it, make sure to include your something old/new/borrowed/blue in your details pictures too!
Now, another tip. Styling! If you have a ring box, bring it along. Anything that can be used to style your details so they are ready for your Pinterest perfect day. However, you can also chat with your photographer. I always bring materials to style wedding day details!
That includes a variety of colored ring boxed, ribbon and more!
And, lastly, florals. Ask your florist for a few spare stems for detail pictures. That way you can have colors, textures and florals that match the rest of your wedding day!
Details really are some of my favorites!