HOW TO HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE START TO YOUR WEDDING DAY...

 

AND HOW TO GET THE BEST POSSIBLE PHOTOS TO REMEMBER IT BY!

Brad Gommon Photography - Bridal Prep Bl

1. DO I NEED BRIDAL PREP PHOTOS?

This is of course entirely your decision, but every bride I’ve ever spoken to about this agrees that they were so glad they did! You can’t underestimate how special those morning moments are. It’s the last chance for you to have some girl time before the excitement of the wedding, and it’s always so much fun, so getting photos of you all together sharing in those last moments as a family/group of friends is so special. Not only will it give you some really precious memories to look back on, but it also gives your partner a chance to see what happened on the morning of the wedding and to feel like part of the celebrations. Bridal prep is a really integral part of your wedding story, so getting photos of this part of the day means you get all of these special moments documented, to enjoy for years to come.

2. SET THE VIBE

3. KEEP TRACK OF TIME

4. PICK THE RIGHT SPACE

5. FIND THE BEST LIGHT

6. IGNORE ME!

7. THINK ABOUT PROPS

8. GIFTS

Consider if you’d like to get your bridesmaids and your mum a little gift such as a nice necklace or bracelet they could wear on the day. Not only will this complement their outfits, it will also show them how much you care, and how grateful you are to have them there with you supporting you on your big day. Again, this is a lovely moment to document through your photos, as your bridal party open their gifts and you share some hugs and some love!

 

Top tip from me personally - discuss with your partner in advance if you’re planning to give each other gifts on the wedding morning! I speak from experience here… When I got married, I didn’t realise that gift giving between the 2 people actually getting married was “a thing” - so of course, on the morning of our wedding, my wife had nothing to open, whereas I was handed a massive bag of personal, beautifully thought out gifts which my wife had spent ages preparing to make my morning prep special! I don’t think I’ll ever live that one down! So it’s a good idea to have a chat about that in advance! :)

9. LITTLE DETAILS