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What To Bring For Your Detail and Getting Ready Photos | Magdalena Studios


What To Bring For Your Wedding Day Details

If you’re anything like me, you love those detail photos from a wedding. I love remembering all of the small and unique aspects that tell the story of the day. The photos not only compliment well next to other images in your wedding day heirloom album, but they’re great for hanging on your walls or placing in frames for a more subtle reminder of your wedding day throughout your house. Detail photos take at least thirty minutes and sometimes up to one hour on your wedding day, depending on the amount of details you’d like photographed. 

The Basics

We recommend setting aside the following a few days or week before the wedding:

-both rings (bride and groom wedding bands)
-a copy of your invitation suite and save the date
-any jewelry the bride will be wearing
-any other sentimental details like a handkerchief, family heirloom, or locket for around your bouquet.

You can place these things in a box or bag and set them off to the side so you don’t have to worry about running around and finding them on the day of your wedding, or forgetting to bring something like a copy of your invitations to your getting ready location.

For the day of, you’ll want to also have your veil, engagement ring, and bouquet set aside or ready to go as well.

Last but not least, we recommend asking your florist well ahead of time to remember to bring some loose blooms and pieces for us to cut off the stems and play with for the detail photos! The more the better 🙂 

Make It Yours By Adding Unique Extras – Here’s A Few Fun Ideas!

If you’d like to make your wedding detail photos even more unique, think outside the box for what you can bring and start collecting various items through your wedding planning process! Here are a few unique and fun ideas for items you can incorporate into your wedding detail photos: 

-custom vow books (I ordered these for my wedding!)
-your wedding day nail polish
-a unique map of your venue or location
-a postcard
-a book or poem that is special to you
-your first dance song lyrics handwritten by your calligrapher
-a framed photo of your grandparents
-extra silk ribbons from your bouquet or that match your colors (try here or etsy!)
-extra cloth from your bridesmaids dresses
-extra material from your table cloth or table runner
-a piece of your mother’s dress or veil
-a vintage heirloom photo
-a grandparent’s handkerchief
-unique vintage trays or dishes (I love ceramic dishes for petals and jewels!)
-your passports or plane tickets
-a brochure or travel itinerary for your honeymoon
-a ring box with your intial on it (check out the Mrs. Box)

Ideas For The Guys:
-cigars or a cigar box
-a shaving set
-a postcard
-watch or stopwatch
-a flask

We’ll incorporate the boutonnieres, tie or bowtie, shoes and socks too! 

 We’ll be so excited to photograph your unique bridal and groom details that tell your love story. If you have any other unique ideas, feel free to comment them or reach out to us!

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