Please write out your timeline from start to finish. Please include photography arrival time.
Where will the Bride have her final preparations take place (last makeup and hair finishing touches and getting in the dress) on the wedding day? (Name and address is NOT the ceremony location.)
If the groom would like getting ready photos taken (can realistically do IF bride and groom are getting ready at the same location). Please disregard if your package includes a second shooter.
Where is you wedding ceremony taking place? (Venue name and address, contact name and email.)
Approximately how long is the drive from the getting ready location to the ceremony location, if different?
Where will your reception take place? (name and address contact name and email)
Approximately how long is the drive from the ceremony location o the reception location?
Pre-ceremony - do you have a preference if the guys get their photos taken before the gals or vice versa?
We usually end all photos a half hour before the ceremony begins. Would you like the photos to end any earlier and if so, at what time would you like pre-ceremony photos completed?
Tell us about any restrictions of guidelines at your ceremony location that I should know about (Please include any time restrictions as to how early or how late we are permitted to be on the location).
Is this a religious wedding?
Is there a time set for the ceremony yet? If so, list the time below.
How long will the ceremony last?
Do you plan to see each other before the ceremony?
If you plan to see each other before the ceremony, would you like all family photos completed before the ceremony as well?
Yes, I will have all our family ready for photos an hour before the ceremony begins.
No, please take all family shots immediately following the ceremony.
Are there any specific locations that you would like your family, wedding party and/or bride and groom photos taken?
Which family group shots would you like?
bride and groom w/ bride's parents
bride and groom w/bride's immediate family
bride and groom w/bride and groom's immediate families
bride and groom w/groom's parents
bride and groom w/groom's immediate family
If there are additional family group shots you would like please list them here with corresponding names (e.g. bride and groom with sister, Carmen.)
Are there any special family situations (divorces, deaths, etc.) that I should know about that I need to be sensitive to?
Names and relationships of bride's immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents):
Names and relationships of Groom's immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents):
Are there any special traditions or special things that I should know about which will be happening on your wedding day?
What is your first dance song?
Do you have a formal exit planned?
If you answered yes to the above question, when will the formal exit be taking place?
after the ceremony
at the end of the reception
If you are having a formal exit, how will your guests be sending you off for your formal exit?
Suggestion: If your exit takes place after dark I recommend that sparklers. They play at least some role in the exit to act as a light source! :) Can be combined with other things too! :)
What time does the reception end?Approximately
Approximately how many guests are you expecting?
Who is your wedding coordinator? (contact name, email, and website)
Who is your videographer?
Who is your florist? (contact name, email, and website)
Who is your cake artist? (contact name, email, website)
Who is your band/DJ for the wedding? (contact name, email, and website)
If applicable, who is your makeup artist? (contact name and email)
Where did you get your wedding dress from and is it made by a particular designer?
Which store did the bridesmaids dresses come from and who are they designed by?
Which store did the men's tuxes come from?
What other venders are a part of your wedding day - lighting, linens, other rentals, minister, string players, etc. (contact names, emails, and websites)
How many bridesmaids are you having?
What are the first and last names of the bridesmaids?
How many groomsmen will there be?
What are the first and last names of the groomsmen?
Will you have any flower girls or ring bearers? If so, please list their names.
Do you know at this point when you depart for your honeymoon and when you return?
Will the address that you gave me at the time of booking change once you get married?
If you know, what will your married address be?
What will your married names be?
Is there anything else you would like me to know?