Preparing for your getting ready photos is just as important as preparing for any other part of your wedding day and it will save you a lot of time too. You don’t want to feel rushed in any way on your big day.
Below are 5 ways that you can better plan for your getting ready photos:
Make sure that your flowers are delivered on time so that your photographer can spend some time taking detailed shots of them. The same goes for the boutonnieres. Weddings can sometimes run a little late though so a good guideline is to have your flowers delivered about 15 – 20 minutes before your photographer is scheduled to arrive. Also ask your florist some loose flowers that didn't make to bouquet that may be use for details styling photos.
Carefully choose the room that you’ll use to get ready in. If possible choose a room with a window so that you can take some beautiful photos with natural light. The bride and bridesmaids will usually use one room to get ready in, which means it can quickly get cluttered and messy. Let everyone know to keep their purses, water bottles and other smaller items in one area so that you have a clear space to use for photos when your photographer arrives.
3. The Dress.
Many brides like to get a few photos of their dress hanging on a special personalized hanger. Or another option is mannequin, with is my favorite one because your dress will look perfect on it!
4. The Details.
While you’re having your final makeup retouches done, your photographer will want to get shots of your details and accessories so it’s best to have these items ready for them. Items such as your rings, jewelry, garter, vows or shoes can all be placed together.
4. The Moms.
Moms are often so busy on the day of the wedding that they’re usually the last ones to get ready. If you plan to have a few photos of your mom zipping up your dress or helping you put a necklace on, make sure that she sets aside enough time to get dressed and have her hair and makeup done before it’s time to take these photos.