Let’s talk details my friends! Okay, so technically I've written a blog post about details before, but this time I’m talking to my brides and grooms! I’m going to share five things you definitely want to bring with you on your wedding day to make detail photographs smooth and easy. Are you ready? Let’s do this!
1. Invitations! This one is always a little tricky to remember. I know from my own personal
wedding day experience, it’s a super easy one to forget; specially because you’ve already sent them out and they are no longer on your radar. You will definitely want to remember the hard work you put into making the save the dates, invitations, envelopes and postage just right. I love how an invitation suite can pull all the pieces of your wedding day together. They are a statement of the "vibe" of your wedding. When you select your save the dates, invitations, envelopes, etc. you are selecting something that represents your personality and the feel of your wedding day. Plus, they're just pretty!
2. Jewelry! All the sparkling things. This includes the engagement ring, wedding bands, earrings, necklace, bracelet and even your gown belt (if you have one). We photographers love to get as much variety as possible when it comes to the details. When you only have one or two items to photograph, it makes variety a little more difficult. Having variety makes your wedding blog post that much more beautiful.
3. Something borrowed, something blue! I am really typing with passion over here. I LOVE to photograph the something borrowed and something blue. It might have a little something to do with my obsession with blue. In case you didn't already know, I absolutely love the color blue. Teal, turquoise, seafoam green, periwinkle, etc. If it has blue in it, I'm in love!
4. Family Heirlooms. It is so special to see all the sweet, little trinkets that families pass down from one generation to the next. This a very broad category! Your family heirlooms might include a broach, hankerchief, bracelet, ring or even cuff links. I love to hear the history behind family heirlooms. These generational trinkets are often the items that families remember and appreciate the most. They might even be from a relative who has passed and is unable to make it to your big day. I can't emphasize the importance of getting photos of these special family pieces. Your family will thank you for capturing these memories.
5. Manly details. These are a little more difficult to get together. When I ask a groom to get all his "details" together, he usually brings me his wedding band only. I then spend a few minutes describing anything that might be considered a detail. For most grooms, that includes shoes, tie/bowtie, cuff links, tie clip, watch, cologne and socks. It is so much easier to photograph details in a timely manner when everything is alreay out. So, the best advice I can give future brides and grooms: Have all your details prepped and ready to hand over to the photographer on the wedding day. You'll be happy you don't have to look around for small items on the busiest day of your life.
I hope this quick little post helps you prepare for your big day and provides you with some insight that might make it less stressful. Happy Tuesday my friends!