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CHOOSE A SPACE WITH LOTS OF WINDOWS
If you're trying to decide where to get ready, this is HUGE! I always opt for spaces with lots of windows. When it's time to get into your dress, I will likely direct you to a clean area that has lots of window light coming in!
GATHER YOUR DETAILS
If you can please have all of your details gathered before I arrive! My biggest recommendation is to put them all in one box or bag so they are all in one place. This includes:
All 3 rings | A copy of your invitation suite | Your jewelry | Shoes | Bridal dress | Veil | Hair pieces | Perfume | & anything else you want photographed!
HAVING YOUR BOQUET ARRIVE BEFORE I START SHOOTING
If possible, have your florist deliver your bouquet and boutonnières BEFORE I am scheduled to arrive. This ensures they will be included with all the other pretty details!
This is just a bonus tip here, but purchasing a velvet ring box in your wedding colors will help to personalize your details! My favorite places to buy them are from TheFamilyJoolz and The Mrs. Box!
GETTING IN YOUR DRESS
Make sure to have it in your timeline that your bridesmaids, mom, and anyone else you want to help you get into your dress be ready AT LEAST 15 minutes before your scheduled time. This ensures they can be included in these special photos!
MAIL THE INVITATION
If you could mail me a copy of your wedding invitation with all of the others, that would be amazing! Please feel free to reach out if you need my mailing address!
My second shooter will photograph the guys getting ready if they are getting ready in the same location as the bride or within 10-15 minutes. If you want this photographed, ensure it is on the timeline or you have communicated it directly to me!
HAIR & MAKEUP
I would encourage you to have hair and makeup scheduled to be done around 30 minutes before you're scheduled to get into your dress. This gives you some buffer time in case we run behind!