You are getting so close to your wedding day and checking off the final tasks off your to do list! A lot is on your mind and you are finishing up packing your car before heading to your rehearsal dinner. Sometimes the little details can slip your mind. As you prepare to capture the magic of the day, it’s essential to consider the details – the delicate items that tell such a big story of your love. That’s why we created the guide below to ensure you have everything you need for those magical detailed shots.
Typically, couples purchase their wedding rings months in advance. The anticipation to finally get to wear them on wedding day can be built up so getting to finally put them on can be so exciting! The rings definitely deserve a moment in the spotlight! Your wedding planner will ensure there is ample time for your photographer to really capture these details. Don’t forget the ring box as it can add a special touch to your photos.
Bring a copy of your wedding invitation, ceremony program, and any other stationery you want to capture (menu, thank you card, etc).. These items not only showcase your wedding colors/theme but also act as a beautiful backdrop for these shots.
Pack all your bridal accessories that you will use throughout your wedding day. This includes your veil, hair pieces, shoes, jewelry and anything extra you want to include such as a purse, etc. These details contribute to your bridal look and make for stunning photographs that capture your style and personality.
We can’t forget about the groom! Ensure your photographer gets the chance to capture little details such as the groom’s tie/bowtie, cufflinks, watch, etc. It will be so much fun to look back and remember the small details that the groom included in his wedding day and showcase his unique personality!
My personal favorite to include in detail shots – flowers! Your wedding planner will ensure to get your bridal bouquet, boutonniere and any extra flowers that the florist includes for your detail shots. This personal touch can add so much to these shots!
Your choice of scent is a personal and intimate detail. Have your favorite perfume or cologne on hand for a stylish photograph that encapsulates the essence of the day.
If you’ve written personal vows or exchanged love notes, bring them along. These handwritten sentiments make for heartfelt and emotional shots that beautifully document your promises to each other.
On my wedding day, I included a handwritten love note that was written by my husband when we were in middle school. It wasn’t the prettiest note since it was written many years ago on a ripped out piece of paper but it is something I look back on all the time. I am so grateful we decided to include this element in our detail shots!
Incorporate any personalized items that hold sentimental value. This could include custom wedding favors, elements that tie into your venue / wedding location, monogrammed items, or any other items that showcase your creativity and love for each other.
Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event filled with countless beautiful details. By preparing and bringing these essential items, you not only assist your photographer in capturing the essence of your day but also ensure that the love and thought you’ve put into every detail are forever etched in the memories you get to look back on forever.
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This checklist is an overview of what you can you expect as you’re planning your big day, and will give you an idea of where you should be at different points in the planning process.