Getting ready is a really beautiful time and in my opinion, it’s when some of the most divine photo moments happen. There is so much anticipation and excitement as the girls have their hair and makeup done, whilst sipping their champagne and sharing stories. Emotions are high with your bridesmaids full of joy and your mum tearing up!
In order for things to go smoothly here are some suggestions.
If their are a few ladies getting hair and makeup done, I suggest being second to last. That way your photographer can capture the pretty final touches. However, make sure your not last! You will need to leave plenty of time for getting into your wedding dress before your photographer leaves for the ceremony. By not having your hair and makeup applied first, it also free’s your photographer up beforehand to capture all the details like the dresses, shoes, bouquets etc as well as documenting some of the environment/atmosphere.
I always suggest wearing something nice when not in your wedding dress, like a pretty camisole or silky dressing gown. It will make a difference in your photograph’s.
Allow plenty of time! If you and a few ladies are having professional hair and makeup (always recommended) bear in mind that this can over run. Having good time, will mean no stress!
When planning your wedding, think about where you will be getting ready and how big your bridal party is. Lots of natural light and space is perfect for your photographer. If you are getting ready in a hotel, ask for the lightest room. Don’t worry too much though, most photographers will find the best light in the room and with permission will tidy/declutter and move items/furniture to create space.
Your photographer will photograph your dress, so it’s a good idea to have a pretty wooden or fabric hanger.