It’s all about the natural light, baby. The more windows, the better. If the suite has minimal natural light, I’ll likely take you to a spot nearby with better light when it’s time to put on the dress and jewelry.
Remember all those little details I told you we’d photograph at the start of the day? (Read the Timeline to refresh your memory). In the days leading up to the wedding, put these items in a shoe box/gift bag so that they’re all together and ready to be photographed upon our arrival.
For some extra flare, ask your florist if he or she would provide you with a few loose stems and/or greenery that can be used to style your details.
Keep the clutter to a minimum. Kindly tell your wedding party to organize their stuff so we don’t have random bras or Doritos bags in the background of photos.
all three rings
earrings and other jewelry
dress out of the bag and on hanger
If your venue does not have a suite for getting ready, consider investing in an Airbnb for your wedding party instead of a hotel room. It may be a better option both photographically and logistically speaking. Some reasons!
Airbnbs are larger than hotel rooms. There will be way more space for you and your people to hang out, get ready, eat, and drink than a hotel room.
Often times, Airbnbs are often more cost effective than a hotel room considering square footage and included amenities.
Airbnbs have kitchens! You can have a designated space for food and drink (and a large fridge to hold loads of champagne 😉 )
Airbnbs (most) tend to be more stylish than hotel rooms. There are more windows and less distracting decor elements. Say goodbye to bold hotel carpeting and weird art that’s been super-glued to the wall.