Every single wedding day for us begins with the details of the wedding day. Photographing all the details really gives us a feel for the general theme and style of the wedding – Elegant, timeless, modern, outdoors, sophisticated, etc.
We love to come to a wedding space and say hello and greet everyone. One of the first items we as our couples is for their details so Scott and I can photograph everything. With over 10+ years of photographing since 2007 – we know the easiest way for our couples to give us all their details is if they have them already collected and in a bag or box waiting for us!
A box that contains ALL of the bridal details and ALL of the groom’s details is so helpful! You do not have to spend precious time looking through bags and suitcases to find where you put your shoes and your hairpiece in your other bag… his tie with his suit and his socks in his suitcase! It makes it so easy and if you are anything like me I love having all the important items in 1 bag when I travel so I know exactly where everything is and I just go to 1 bag.
Here are the most common details that we ask for and WHO should have them on the wedding day!
I shoot all the wedding rings with the bridal jewelry and invitation. If the rings are with the guys in a hotel across town then I will not be able to shoot them. So – make sure to keep all the rings with the bride and we can always hand them over to the Bestman before the ceremony!
all 3 wedding rings
Full invitation suite with envelopes (Invite, RSVP cards, envelopes, info cards, etc)
Jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, heirloom rings, and jewelry)
Wedding Dress + Veil or hairpiece
Bouquet (make sure the flowers are delivered to where the girls are getting ready)
Loose florals – Usually the florist will have extra florals leftover or sprigs of greenery. Ask if she can include those with your bouquet so I can use the florals to tie your details altogether.
Garter if applicable
Save the Date
Suit + Tie/bowtie
Socks + Shoes
Any special items or heirloom items
I hope this list helps you organize your details for your wedding day! Try out the bag idea of putting everything in 1 bag for both the bridal and groom details to easily pass off to your photographer when they arrive!
I am an Ohio based photographer who loves photographing weddings and engagements, traveling to beautiful sandy beaches, running after our adorable son Wyatt and border collie Bentley. A chips and salsa freak. Lover of coconut smelling lotions - candles - tea - desserts and... well anything that smells coconuty, and finally warm summer nights on our patio! Come hang out with me on Instagram and Facebook!