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5 things to Prepare for Wedding getting ready photos

Have you been planning this wedding and have your favourite vendors booked including your Wedding photographer to capture the wedding day photos? You have everything packed and ready for the wedding day. On the wedding day you are going to be busy with your make-up, preparations and of course, getting married. Here are 5 things to Prepare for Wedding getting ready photos.

What are Wedding getting ready photos? Why do you need to include them as part of your wedding day photo package?

Preparing for Wedding getting ready photos is very important as it sets the tone for rest of your wedding day. Getting married is one of the most important decisions you make and it’s life-changing. There are a lot of emotions on this day. Prep Photos/ Video is not just to capture the details of what you are wearing on a wedding day. It is to capture when your parents first see you in your wedding dress, the bridal party fun, the happy tears, the emotions, the love and the chaos that goes on just before the wedding. 

Indigenous wedding bride getting ready

 We want to capture these moments as truly as we can, so looking at the photos will take you to that moment. The night before the wedding day is always a busy night with all the friends and family visiting. With everything going on cleaning the room is the least of the priority. It is when the photographer arrives that reality strikes. Everyone scrambles to clean the room so a messy room doesn’t end up in the photos. If you are on a tight timeline, you will end up losing time here because of the cleaning.


Here are the 5 things to Prepare for Wedding Getting Ready Photos

 1. When choosing a room, look for one that is spacious and well-lit.

When choosing a room, be it a hotel, Airbnb or at the venue, choose the one that has enough space to walk around. Especially when the makeup is done in the same room, you will need to have space for everyone to walk around. If you are getting ready in a hotel room, request a bigger room. Your wedding photographer, we will never say no to natural light. So big windows are a bonus.


Prepare for Wedding getting ready photos | Full wedding dress photo


2. Assign the tasks to bridesmaids/Groomsmen.

Create a list of things to do on the wedding day and assign the tasks to bridesmaids/groomsmen. While assigning tasks, make sure room clean up before the wedding photographers arrives is top of the list on the day off. This will not only ensure that the room is clean but also will let you be stress-free and organized.  

Bride and her bridesmaids

3. Have details that will be included in the detail photos, packed and separated from the rest of the luggage

If you have gifts or jewelry that you want to be part of the wedding day detail shot, make sure it’s packed separately. You don’t want to go searching on your wedding day while you are getting ready. This includes the jewelry, footwear and other accessories that you will be wearing. Don’t forget to remove the price tags on everything as you pack.


Indian bride getting ready

4. Wait for the photographer to arrive before you change into a wedding dress

Depending on the location, the photographer might want to get a photo of the full dress before you wear it. Plan to have your makeup halfway when the photographer arrives. This will give them enough time to take the details shots and once your makeup is done, they get to focus on you. The bridal party and immediate family can also be included in these photos.


Chinese Bride on wedding day, preparation photos

5. Good Photos take Time

Most of the time, between getting ready and everything happening, the photographer ends up getting the least amount of time for the photos. Don’t shy away from assigning responsibilities. Friends and family are there to support you. Ask the wedding party to be dressed up before you. We suggest the couple leave for 1-1.5 hours each excluding travel time for wedding getting ready photos. During this time, we also get a few pictures of the wedding party along with the couple’s immediate family.

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Always ask your photographer about timelines on what they need to prepare for wedding getting ready photos as each photographer is different. Even if you hire a wedding planner, talk to your wedding photographer. Enjoy the big and small things on your wedding day and soak into the actual moments. In the end, the moments filled with love and the memories made are what will last forever. 

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Lastly, here are a few more articles that should help you with wedding planning.

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Unique Winter wedding venues

Wedding Checklist to keep your wedding planning organized.

How to plan a wedding once engaged?

5 tips on how to find a wedding photographer

A detailed guide to creating a perfect timeline for your Wedding day

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