Wedding day details have really taken the stage in the last few years, and elaborately styled bridal shoe photos are now nearly always a prominent part of any wedding photography gallery. Whether you’re on board with the styling trend or not, it is incredibly special to have photographic memories of the little details that you spent countless hours planning for your wedding day. In order to save time and reduce chaos on your wedding day, it often helps to set aside these details the night before, so that you mother or maid of honor can hand them off to your wedding photographer as soon as coverage begins. Keep reading to see what you should be setting aside for your wedding detail photos!
Your Personal Details
Make sure to have your personal details all in one place before the morning of your wedding day. These include, but are not limited to, your wedding shoes, earrings, wedding rings, and anything else that is a part of what you’ll be wearing on your wedding day. These personal details aren’t just limited to brides – grooms can set aside their cufflinks, shoes, tie or bowtie, and anything else significant from their wedding day outfit.
Your Paper Goods
Another thing to think about is setting aside all of your paper goods, for your photographer to style and photograph. The first of these to plan for is your invitation suite, including your save the date cards, your wedding invitation, rehearsal dinner invitation, and anything else that you sent out to your guests. Also consider setting aside your wedding day program, your menu, and any other paper goods that will be distributed during your wedding day.
Pro tip: Have your calligrapher address an envelope to include in your collection of paper goods for your wedding photographer, and also include a non-addressed envelope.
This can include your somethings borrowed and blue, a letter from your spouse, and any personal details that will be a part of your wedding day. If you’re going to be attaching your late grandmother’s antique pin to your bridal bouquet, be sure to set it aside for your photographer to capture before you do so. If you’ve created special party favors or have any other creative element that you personalized for your wedding day, be sure to let your photographer know and have that set aside!
Flowers and floral details
Make sure to have all your florals set aside separately for your photographer to document, including your bouquet and boutonnières. Although you’ll likely want to keep your boutonnières refrigerated, especially for a summer wedding, make sure they’re easy to access, and if possible, all in one nearby place.
Pro tip: Ask your florist to set aside any extra flower clippings once your bouquets are finished and your table settings are all completed. Your wedding photographer can use those additional clippings for styling the rest of your wedding day details.
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