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9 Details to Have Ready on Your Wedding Day

Dec 12, 2018

It’s finally your wedding day! All you have worked for, and designed, and dreamt up is finally about to come to life for everyone to see!!! You put hours upon hours into make this day absolutely perfect for you two, and you deserve to have each moment saved so you can look back on! Each detail, flower, and special touch deserves to be remembered, so that when your grandkids ask about you wedding day, you can show them everything you did!
One easy way to make sure some of you special details a captured at the beginning of the day, is to have them all together for when you photographer arrives. Then they can easily sneak into another area while you finish getting ready, and style each piece and give it the attention it deserves! So, here is a simple checklist of things to have ready for your photographer!
  1. Veil/ Hair piece: The veil is a perfect backdrop to tie every detail together for your gallery, but is also a gorgeous accent to add to the wedding dress shots!Wedding Veil and Hair Piece

  2. Rings: This is a must! These three pieces signify your marriage and are unique to every person! Make sure you have the groom’s ring as well so they can be styled and photographed together! (I promise to get the ring to the ring bearer or best man as soon as I finish 🙂 )wedding rings

  3. Wedding shoes: you picked them for a reason. Whether to make you feel like a princess or to emphasize your style, they deserve to have some attention on your day! They also are perfect additions to an invitation suite, which leads me perfectly into number 4….wedding shoes

  4. Invitation Suites: the invitations and save the dates are the first things your guests receive that give a glimpse of the colors and style for your wedding day! These are some of my favorite things to style and photograph at the beginning of the day! Pairing them with all your other details captures the style of your wedding day and pairs perfectly in blog posts!wedding invitation suite

  5. Bouquet/ boutonnière: Ask your florist if they could have the flowers arrive at the same time as the photographer. That gives us a chance to photographer these pieces individually before they become your hands best friend. Bonus tip: ask your florist to bring along extra petals so that we can use them in your invitation suite to completely tie everything together!wedding bouquetwedding florals

  6. Jewelry: Other than your rings, I love to photograph your necklaces, earrings, and brackets! Some times they have a special meaning behind them, but if not they are still gorgeous and chosen for a reason!wedding earrings

  7. Perfume: I love to encourage my brides to buy a perfume special to the wedding day. Don’t wear it until that day, because then any time you wear it after, it will make you think back to the day you married your best friend

  8. Dress: If we have time and space, I love to take the dress out side or hang it against a gorgeous door or wall, and capture in full but also be sure to capture all the details and intricacies on it as well!wedding dress

  9. Something borrowed/ something blue: Lastly, would be if you have either of these traditional pieces. The stories behind these items are always so personal and I love to have the opportunity to photograph them so you can share them with anyone else that knows the story!
These pieces were all though our and decided on because they created the vision you had for your wedding day! Being able to captures these doesn’t take long, but years from now it will me that works to you that you can look back and remember everything you picked and designed!
I can’t wait to see what details you have chosen for your special day!
~XOXO Heather Marie

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Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania