Provide 2 invitation suites for your photographer – I usually request this one month before the wedding so that I can start planning flatlays and pulling things from my inventory that would match the invites
PRO TIP: Have addresses calligraphed on envelopes! What I realized was that my couples have been sending over blank envelopes. I think that having some calligraphy written on the envelopes provides a more personal touch to the invitation suite!
Provide your photographer a bouquet’s worth of loose flowers
Have your florist send your bouquet and boutonnieres to your hotel room, not the venue itself.
Although I have my own inventory of ring boxes, if you would like to source out your own ring box, think about the style of your invitation suite. Is it romantic? Modern? Simple? This would help when sourcing the kind of ring boxes to look for! I love Mrs Ring Boxes and also these antique ones from etsy! Also, feel free to reach out to your photographer about sourcing your own unique ring box!
Have a list of objects for your photographer to photograph! Below is a list that I get from my couples. I tell them to put a person in charge of these items. (PRO TIP: Put a person in charge of these items so that your photographer can return the rings back to you or your matron of honor)
Dedicate a place in your hotel room with all these items in one location
Below is a list of objects for you to check off!
1.Two sets of Invitation suites
3. Loose flowers (1 bouquet’s worth)
4. Hand Bouquet and Boutonnieres
5. Tie and cufflinks
6. Bride’s shoes and Groom’s shoes
8. Accessories – necklace, earrings
9. Ring box
10. Engagement and Wedding Rings
11. Any Specialty items e.g. envelope seals