Its the last few weeks before your wedding and stress is a daily staple. To say you are a one armed paper hanger… the understatement of the year! And then you get paperwork from your photographer and you think “WHAT?? How will I ever fit this in too?”. Now, I know this is so cliche, but when I say your day flies by, I mean every. last. word! So, to make sure that when you get your wedding day images they include all those big moments, and the little ones you missed to, the end of the process paperwork the most important piece of the planning puzzle.
Some of my clients have coordinators who help both of us plan a well rounded and thoroughly organized day. I cant stress enough that having a day of planner who is there for YOU is the most important part of a smooth day! But, in case you don’t, that’s where I come in- and I like to make sure we have plenty of time for details, friends, uncle bobs, and most importantly the two of you!
which leads me too…
The Policy: “The pre-wedding consultation paperwork is your bible for the day.”
Why it’s important:
A big part of the wedding day is keeping you happy and relaxed which comes from setting expectations in advance, and the pre-wedding consultation does just that. You should schedule your pre-wedding consultation two weeks to a month before the wedding. At this meeting, we recommend bringing the wedding information form, a list of formals you would like taken at the wedding, and the tentative schedule of the wedding day. In our wedding Info form we discuss all the main details of the day: coordinator name and cell phone number, ceremony times and details, immediate family names, wedding party information, formal and first look portrait locations, reception address and information; bride and groom cell phone numbers, style preferences and products they are interested in
How this helps with your success of your wedding day:
This information can truly save a wedding day! Missing the shot of great Aunt Mildred could be a huge disappointment, so when it comes to choosing posed family photographs, we advise against creating a large variety of different permutations of the same people (one group image is enough), and remind you to include everyone they’d like to see in their proof set. We also recommend you look at the list of groups and compare it against the timeline, ensuring you have enough time to capture the posed photos requested. Remember we want to allocate 30-45 minutes for the bride and groom alone; which gives us the time to create beautiful artistic images without the anxiety of a rushed shoot. Your pre-wedding consultation and timeline review will protect you from any miscommunications as well as make sure no detail is overlooked!
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