let's get this party started
Now that we’ve taken care of the logistics, it’s time to make your vision come to life! I’ve put my heart into creating this guide for my brides, to help make your planning experience as simple as possible. Through out our time together, please please know that there is no such thing as too many questions. Morning, noon & night; I am here for you sister!
Often times I’m the second vendor booked, right after the venue. Sound familiar? If not, you’re a planner like me! Most venues designate a coordinator to each couple & it’s super helpful to have so many professionals in your corner. Your first steps will be with your coordinator; planning a timeline, organizing vendors, etc. If you don’t have a coordinator or even a venue for that matter, do not panic! Josh & I easily take on the role of coordinators. We even have the walkie-talkies to prove it!
Your day only goes as smooth as your timeline, so plan accordingly & not up to the minute! If you’re already in cahoots with your venue’s coordinator, hopefully this section answers all of your questions! If it’s just us, let me know your ceremony time & leave it all to me! I generally need about an hour to get all the details & both of your getting ready photos; then another hour for bridal party & family photos, whether that’s before or after the ceremony is up to you. I like to take my couples out during golden hour– right before sunset– to get your intimate shots. To make this portion go smooth first make sure your officiant mentions for family to stick around after the ceremony, second I need a list of everyone’s names! Here’s an example of our family:
- MOB & SFOB (mother of the bride & stepfather of the bride)–Jennifer & Troy
- FOB– Galen
- MOG & FOG– Juliette & Thomas
- M G&GOB (maternal grandma & grandpa of the bride)– Maggie & Jim
- P G&GOB (paternal grandma & grandpa of the bride)– Diane & Gary
The list goes on, but you get it! This makes it so easy so I can just shout out names since I won’t know anyone there but you two. This also makes it easy so I make sure & get every sequence of family photos you want.
Our next steps would be to set up a date to FaceTime! I’ll get a feel for your vision, narrow in on the details & start to get your engagement session ducks in a row.
— follow me on Instagram. I keep all of my couples in the loop a little easier with posts & stories. You can also add me to any Pinterest pages you have going so I can follow along.
— if you booked an engagement session you can check out my style guide, another helpful page I poured my heart into.