it’s nearly

Wedding Time!

How exciting is that? I hope plans are going well. I can’t wait to hear about what you’re planning! Below is a form to help me gather all the key information I need to do my job as well as possible and help the day run as smoothly as possible. It is quite long (sorry!) so grab a cuppa, make yourselves comfy and pick a time to do it when you’re both together, and you have some time. If there’s anything you’re unsure about, anything at all, feel free to ask! Thanks guys! 
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This just helps me to get familiar with important people before your day. I like to be able to know a few key names in advance, so if you could let me know names of Best Men/ Women, Maids/ Men of Honour, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen and Parents, that would be super helpful. Though I can't promise to remember them all in the madness of the day, hehe!
Always good to have in case of emergency- I've never had to use them yet!
This is by no means necessary, but for weddings with large numbers of guests, large sites, lots of events during the day, or requiring groom prep, this is highly recommended. There is an additional cost of £300 for this which covers their fee.
This is totally optional, so no worries if not. I just need to know in advance so I can plan ahead.
As a guide, I generally begin bridal prep around 90 mins before I would need to leave to get to the ceremony venue. So if you have a 1pm ceremony, I would need to arrive at the venue at around 12.15 to cover guest arrival and get some shots of the Groom and Groomsmen, so, dependent on travel time, I would cover bridal prep from around 10am.
Please note, that unless Bride Prep, Groom Prep and the ceremony are all at the same venue, or very nearby, it is logistically very difficult to cover it all on my own. If Groom prep shots are important to you, I advise booking a second shooter.
Please give Venue Name, full address and postcode.
I recommend no more than 10 formal group shots. These shots take time to organise and shoot, which is much better spent partying with your guests! Group shots are a lovely way of getting families together, and tend to keep the mum's happy (!) but, guests generally find this part of the day a bit dull, so by keeping them to a minimum, everyone's a winner.
This is a huge help and saves me running back and forth and yelling! It also helps the group shots run much smoother and quicker.
This doesn't have to be set in stone, and we can chill and go with the flow, but it just helps to have a bit of a guide. So just a list of planned timings, including all the main events of your day. If you can, please allow time for a 30 minute slot for the main bride and groom portraits before your meal, and around 3-5 minutes for each group shot you would like. If you would like 'Golden Hour' portraits later on when the light is all golden and dreamy (weather dependent) or have another cool plan for more couples shots later, allow around 10-15 mins at an appropriate time. If the light is awesome I may whisk you away anyway! There is an example timeline in your Welcome Pack to help you.
This helps me get awesome weddings like yours in the future. If you answer yes, but at some point in the future change your mind, just email me to let me know, and I will take them down as soon as I can. Please see my Privacy Policy for more details.
This helps me get awesome weddings like yours in the future. If you answer yes, but at some point in the future change your mind, just email me to let me know, and I will take them down as soon as I can. Please see my Privacy Policy for more details.
This helps me get awesome weddings like yours in the future. If you answer yes, but at some point in the future change your mind, just email me to let me know, and I will ask the relevant websites to take them down as soon as I can. Please see my Privacy Policy for more details.
Thank you so much for all of that info. You deserve a good stiff drink now! It really does make my job easier, and your photos better, so thank you. If you think of anything else, or need to change anything at any time, just let me know. Speak soon! xxx