Jennifer Larson Photography & Film
For the Madly in Love
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Wedding Planning

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

WHEN PLANNING YOUR WEDDING DAY TIMELINE

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET AN EARLY START ON GETTING READY. IT’S BEST TO HAVE TOO MUCH TIME, THAN NOT ENOUGH!

WE WILL NEED ABOUT 45 MINUTES WITH THE GUYS FOR THEIR GETTING READY. THEY CAN HAVE THEIR DRESS PANTS ON BUT NOT SHIRTS, SOCKS OR SHOES UNTIL WE ARRIVE. (IF YOU WANT THIS PART DOCUMENTED)

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THE LOCATIONS OF THE GETTING READY. CLEAN TIDY SPACES WITH AS MUCH NATURAL LIGHT AS POSSIBLE WORK BEST. LARGE WINDOWS AND CURTAIN RODS TO HANG ALL OF YOUR ATTIRE TO BE DOCUMENTED ARE ALSO IMPORTANT.

DON’T FORGET HANGERS TO HANG YOUR ATTIRE. WOOD OR CUSTOM MADE HANGERS PHOTOGRAPH BETTER THAN PLASTIC.

DURING THE RECEPTION, WE WILL NEED A 10 MINUTE WARNING BEFORE ALL OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS TAKE PLACE, IE: ENTRANCE, FIRST DANCE, BOUQUET TOSS ETC. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IF I AM CAPTURING VIDEO AS I HAVE LIGHTS AND TRIPODS TO SET UP SO IT TAKES A BIT LONGER THAN USUAL. KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN BUILDING YOUR TIMELINE AND ADVISE THE MC!

FOR THE CEREMONY, IF YOU ARE ABLE TO, TRY AND PLAN IT SO YOU CAN CREATE A NICE WIDE ISLE. ABOUT 7-8 FEET IS IDEAL. THE MORE ROOM US PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS HAVE, THE EASIER IT WILL BE FOR US BOTH TO WORK AROUND EACHOTHER AND CAPTURE THE BEST POSSIBLE ANGLE. I DON’T LIKE TO CROWD YOUR GUESTS AND TRY TO BE AS UN-INTRUSIVE AS POSSIBLE SO THE MORE ROOM TO WORK WITH, THE BETTER!

IF YOU’RE DJ IS BRINGING LIGHTS FOR THE DANCE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ASKING THEM IF THEY HAVE A SETTING FOR WHITE LIGHT ONLY TO USE DURING YOUR FIRST DANCE. HAVING PHOTOGRAPHED AND FILMED NUMEROUS WEDDINGS, THE WHITE LIGHTS ARE MUCH LESS DISTRACTING FOR THAT MORE INTIMATE MOMENT. THE COLOURED LIGHTS ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING FOR THE PARTY DANCES BUT THEY CAST COLOURS ON THE SKIN, WHICH MAKES IT LESS ATTRACTING IN MY OPINION FOR THE FIRST DANCE. THIS IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU GUYS THOUGH AND IF THAT’S WHAT YOU WOULD LOVE THAN I’M ALL FOR IT. I HAVE SOME EXAMPLES TO SHOW SHOULD YOU WANT TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE.

THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING, PLEASE HAVE ALL OF THESE ITEMS AT THE GIRLS GETTING READY LOCATION WHERE I WILL BE MEETING YOU. THESE ARE THE DETAILS THAT I LIKE TO DOCUMENT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.

BRIDE & BRIDESMAID BOUQUETS

BOUTENNIERES

BOTH WEDDING RINGS HIS AND HERS

BRIDES SHOES, JEWELRY & GARTER

BRIDE & BRIDESMAID DRESSES

THAT’S IT! I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU ALL IN PLANNING YOUR DAY AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL OR WOULD LIKE SOME HELP WITH PLANNING YOUR TIMELINE GET AT ME! I WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO BE APART OF THAT PLANNING PROCESS!

NOW LET’S GET YOU MARRIED!