It's All About the Details
Everything you need to know about everything.
Don't go last with hair and makeup on your wedding day. Allow time for adjustments.
Ask your florist for loose florals to be dropped off early to be used for styling and photographing details.
Talk with your entertainment about their lighting. Colored lighting can ruin photographs for first dances and decor shots prior to celebrating.
Check with your ceremony venue about photography restrictions and time allowance afterwards.
Talk with your videographer about giving priority to your photographer.
Have back up flats for walking between locations.
Consider your tan lines months in advance.
If your destination is windy, rethink a veil or purchase veil weights.
Talk with your hair stylist about the best way to avoid fly aways.
To avoid water spots on dresses, have someone dry the stems before you or your bridesmaids hold them.
Don't wear sunglasses to your session, bridge marks can last an hour.
Consider an updo if you think your session will be windy.
Avoid mens razor burn by purchasing products in advance.
Give your photographer your phones and anything else in your pockets before you start the session.
Men, if you have new shoes, break them in. Scuff the soles and have them polished before the wedding.
Lighter tones are consider more casual than darker colors.
A structured look is appropriate for a city session and a more organic garment works well for landscape sessions.
Consider what styles best complement your body.
Avoid spray tans.
Consider humidity and the effect it has on your hair.
You can get magnetic collar stays for his dress shirt at Nordstrom.
Have everyones dresses, suits, shirts and your veil steamed prior to your session or wedding day.
Consider the way you move in your wedding dress - walking, sitting, and dancing.
Know how to tie a bow tie and pin a boutonniere.
Use a hair and makeup artist for your lifestyle session.
Ask your stationary creative for multiple invitation suites and stamps so your photographer can photograph them on your wedding day.
Check the Famers Almanac for weather predictions in the area on dates you're considering.
Let your photographer know about any recent deaths, divorces, or disabilities within the families listed in your formal photographs prior to the wedding.
Be okay with your rain plan for photography.
If he sweats easily, consider a white dress shirt for the lifestyle session.
Sleep well the night before photography.
Make your photographer aware of any reservations you have about being photographed.
Consider keeping your family formals to immediate family only.
Talk to your photographer about a honeymoon session. They are amazing.
Have an emergency kit to include, bobby pins, hair spray, scissors, feminine products, stain remover, needle and thread.
Ask a bridesmaid to join you for creative portraits to help hold your flowers.
Talk with your makeup artist about what products to avoid the night before. Stay away from oil based moisturize.
Don't sit in your jacket on the way to your session. Hold or hang it.
Know how you want to fold your pocket square.
Make a great playlist to enjoy while getting ready.
Be sure someone knows how to bustle your dress other than you.
Consider getting him a manicure.