This is a talk that I always have with my couples. And include in my wedding guide that all my couples receive. And I send a reminder email to my brides before the big day. So, you know it's a super important topic! ;) Wedding day details!
I start my day off photographing the details. I come in and say hi to the bride, give a big & excited hug, and then dive right into the details. It's one of my very favorite parts of the wedding day, helps me warm up my creative side and get a feel for the entire day. It really sets the stage for the look of the whole wedding. I always love having the time to stylize and photograph everything from the dress, to the jewelry to grandma's special purse!
One tip I give all of my brides is to collect all of your items before the wedding day and have them in one place! Assign the job to your Maid of Honor, or one of the bridesmaids to keep track of your box of details, so when I arrive, it's all put together and ready!
What to gather:
* Dress & pretty hanger
*Veil and/or hair piexes
*Full set of invitations (envelopes, RSVP card, maps, etc.)
*Bouquets (Brides and Bridesmaids)
*Your something borrowed and something blue
*ALL THREE rings
*Anything else that's special and meaningful to you. Including a Bible, gifts to each other, cufflinks, etc.
The most common thing that is missing when I arrive are the rings. Make sure you communicate with your wedding party, Mom, officiant and/or wedding planner, as they will always tell you to hand over your wedding bands to the best man before your day begins. It's actually better to hand it over during the wedding party portraits so that I can shoot some ring shots! The less time I have to spend tracking down someone and something, the better!
Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas. Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2017. Available for travel world-wide.
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