While you are getting ready at the ceremony venue, there are a lot of things going on! Your makeup and hair team are busy getting everyone ready for the day, your family and friends are finishing up any last minute decorations, the bride and bridesmaids are having a mimosa while the groom and groomsmen have a beer, and everyone is trying to relax a bit before the big moment comes!
With all of this comes some clutter. Makeup, hairspray, curling irons, cups, shoes, etc will be throughout the whole getting ready room. It is easy for the room to look like a disaster area when there are so many bridesmaids and groomsmen getting ready.
Since you will be having your getting ready portraits in this location, you will want to keep at least a section of the room as clutter free and possible. This will allow your photographer to capture the bride getting into her dress and the groom putting on his tie without water bottle, shoes, etc in the background. If there is a window in your getting ready room, it is best to keep that location clutter free since natural light is the best for portraits!
For the bride, you should plan for your bridesmaids, mother, grandmother or whoever will be helping you get into your dress to be dressed when it comes time for you to get into your dress. This will help the portraits look more cohesive and more put together.
Your photographer will not only get some images of the bride getting into her dress and the groom putting on his tie and cufflinks, but they will also be taking photos of some of your special details.
The following items should be correlated and ready for your photographer when they arrive.
- Invitations and Stationary
- Any Special Details
- Letter of gift from your future spouse.