Brides (and Grooms), don’t stress! Read on for great tips!

  1. Screenshot these items and have them ready in a box when we (photographers) arrive. Or have a bridesmaid or family member gather them for you instead. All of these getting ready items are fantastic to include in your wedding photos… in order to tell the whole wedding story!

 

Bride’s Details:

invitation, rsvp, save the date – with envelopes!

dress

shoes

bouquet

engagement ring and wedding bands

veil

jewelry

hairpieces

perfume

garter

special gifts or something such as a handwritten note from the Groom

 

Groom’s details: 

tux/suit

tie

cufflinks

shoes

socks

boutonniere

special gifts or something such as a handwritten note from Bride

 

2. Start your day earlier than you think! No one wants to run behind on time for one of the most important days of your life. Giving yourself a little extra time is going to give you some piece of mind if anything comes up! Ask your hair/makeup artist to come earlier than you think.

3. Make a playlist for your morning. Your favorite beats will ease your nerves and put you in a good mood.

4. Have the Groom watch youtube videos on how to tie his tie before the wedding day, (if he doesn’t already know how).

5. Write each other notes before the wedding! Then open them when you’re getting ready so we can capture the sweet moment.

6. Prep your purse with things that may come in handy: water, tissues, a Tide to-go pen, safety pins, deodorant, comfy shoes for dancing, makeup, etc.

7. Order an Engagement Album! You’ll be able to cherish your most meaningful heirlooms as fiance! It’s also perfect to set it on your wedding guest sign-in table for people to write warm wishes in! Get 10% OFF your order when you email info@carmenmay.com directly and mention this blog! Every album is handcrafted to order, so we suggest ordering 2+ months in advance from your wedding.

8. Bridesmaids robes make super cute photos for getting ready in the morning…and for toasting shots! Here are some bridesmaids robes that you can consider gifting to your maids! You can also ask your maid of honor to bring your favorite drink for the toasting!

9. Don’t check the weather forecast until 24-48 hours prior. If you’re planning outdoor events, talk with your venue about a backup plan. If you’re checking the weather a week or two before, you may be causing yourself more worry than necessary. It can still change a few days before. No matter what, remember that this day is about you and your fiance. You’ve done so much work to make it possible! Enjoy what the day brings and don’t let anything or anyone get you down!

10. Communicate with your photographer on setting a rough photo timeline for the day. This will help keep things moving and get you as many photos that you’ve been dreaming of!

 

And that’s it! I hope that you find these tips extra helpful and that you find yourself extra prepared for your wedding day! Feel free to email info@carmenmay.com with questions or click here to inquire about photographing your wedding!

10 ways to set your wedding day up for success!

January 20, 2020