Choosing the details for your wedding is no small feat! It probably feels like that’s all you’ve been gathering for weeks as your date gets closer. As a wedding photographer, these are some of my favorite items to play with whenever I arrive on scene at your wedding! But more importantly, it’s a part of your day that reflects who you are and how you got to where you’re standing.
From the shoes to the jewelry to the flowers, every little detail tells a piece of the story of your wedding day. The beginning of the wedding day is the perfect time for me to capture all those little details before the craziness of the day starts! By having all these items gathered ahead of time and ready to go when I arrive, we can ensure that everything is documented without running around the morning of to look for everything. This document will tell you all the items you’ll want to gather together and some tips to make the whole process smoother!
Hot take: get a tote bag or organizer bin to hold all of the items on your checklist! When I arrive and ask for details, all you have to do is hand them over!
THE BRIDES CHECKLIST
ALL 3 RINGS
THE GROOMS CHECKLIST
EXTRA ITEMS TO CONSIDER
Do you have a special heirloom item like your grandmother’s wedding ring or a special handkerchief that are a part of your wedding? Include them with your bridal details to be captured!
Including the gifts you have for other people in your wedding is a lovely touch. I love documenting the gifts given to mothers, fathers, and to each other as the couple as well!
Loose flowers and greenery make such a lovely addition to bridal detail photos! Ask your florist to include some loose florals and greenery with the bouquet delivery!
WHAT I’LL BRING (SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO)
Including extra styling elements that go with your wedding theme and colors like fabric, ribbon, patterned paper or trays can help to give the detail photos a cohesive look that is consistent with the rest of your wedding! I bring my own kit to flesh out the little pieces to a detail image!
I bring multiple styles and colors of ring boxes to add to your styled set. They can be a bit expensive, so I made that investment for you!
SOME HELPFUL TIPS!
Have the bouquets, boutonnieres and loose florals delivered to your getting ready location 30 minutes before I am scheduled to arrive to ensure they are ready to go when I get there!
If you had calligraphy or any special lettering done on your invitations, have an extra copy made for me to photograph! You can use a fake address or even the address of your venue!
Have all 3 rings (engagement ring, bride’s band, groom’s band) included with the brides details so I can photograph them all together! Once I am done with them, we can give the bands to whoever is in charge of holding onto them!
Be sure to also include all the envelopes with your invitation suite so that I can capture the entire design! And feel free to include your Save the Date as well!
There’s your essential breakdown of details and what to include on your wedding day! It can seem overwhelming but with a checklist like this by your side it’s a breeze!
Happy Wedding Planning!
STL WEDDING PHOTO + VIDEO