The Details Are In Everything You Do...
"Every little thing's gonna be alright..."
I know what you may be thinking, "Really? The details? Do they really matter? I have so many other things to think about." And you're absolutely right! There are bigger things to take care of, the most important part of your wedding day is the marriage. So don't let what I'm about to say overwhelm you. I am sharing this with you because I truthfully believe that these little things do really matter. It's not worth getting caught up into it too much, but it is worth capturing these details.
In our pre-wedding consultations I give all of my couples a list of things that I suggest them to prepare for me the morning of their wedding. These things include: perfume/cologne, jewelry, cufflinks, bowtie/tie, veil, headpiece, wedding shoes, the dress, invitations, save the dates, the rings, etc... anything that shows off your details from your big day. Flatlays of these photos may not be the first thing that your mind goes to when thinking of a shot list, however speaking from experience with my own wedding, it is so meaningful to have photos like the one below of my Grandmother's pearls laying across the other meaningful details of my day (shown below).
1.Please prepare a box...
...of all the things that I've suggested to you in your pre-wedding consultations, as well as any other details you care about having photographed the morning of your wedding. Store those details in a shoebox of some sort for the morning of your big day, that way I won't have to ask you or your wedding party where those items are.
...for your bridal party make such a difference. If you'd like to borrow wooden hangers from In Full Bloom Photography, please let me know during your wedding consultation. Consider ordering customized wooden or metal hangers from Etsy to match your aesthetic.
Signs for your wedding ceremony and reception, such as welcome signs, unplugged ceremony signs, cards and gift signs, dessert and cocktail hour signs, all make a difference when capturing your day and non-verbally communicating with your guests.
4.I've got you!
Throughout the wedding preparation and planning process, we sit down and create a shot list of the specific images that you want included in your wedding gallery. However, I will always take photos of details, candid moments and everything in between. If you'd like to see a full wedding gallery to see what I mean, just feel free to ask!