Wedding Guide

engagement session tips, timeline guidance, vendor recommendations & more!


Congratulations on your engagement! You’re about to embark on one of the most exciting and memorable journeys of your life.

Planning a wedding can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming and stressful at times. That’s why I created this guide to help you with everything you need to know and do to make your wedding day a success. From choosing your vendors, to creating your timeline, to enjoying your big day, I’ve got you covered with tons of tips and advice. Let’s get started!

Engagement Session


We have worked with many amazing vendors over the years, and we are happy to share our recommendations with you. Whether you need a planner, a florist, a DJ, or a cake, we have some trusted professionals that we can vouch for. This is not a sponsored list – we just love working with these vendors and we think you will too!



Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits Bridal portraits are a beautiful way to showcase your wedding dress, hair, makeup, and bouquet before the big day. They also give you a chance to have a trial run of your bridal look and see how it photographs. We have some advice on how to choose the best location, date, and time for your bridal portraits, as well as a checklist of what to bring.

Dress | Shoes | Veil | Bouquet | Rings | Hair pieces and jewelry | Stationary

First Look

 A first look is a private moment between you and your partner before the ceremony, where you see each other for the first time in your wedding attire. It can be a very emotional and intimate moment, and it can also have some practical benefits for your wedding day. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider a first look, and some tips on how to make it memorable.

Here are 3 reasons to consider a ‘first look’:


You can get many of the photos taken before the ceremony, which can save you time and stress later. You can also enjoy more of the cocktail hour with your guests


You can have a private and intimate moment with your partner, where you can express your emotions and exchange gifts or vows. This can help you calm your nerves and connect with each other before the ceremony


You can capture some beautiful and candid photos of your reactions, which can be more authentic and emotional than the traditional aisle photos. You can also take advantage of the natural lighting and scenery of your venue

Wedding Timeline

One of the most important aspects of planning a wedding is creating a timeline that works for you and your vendors. A well-thought-out timeline can make your wedding day run smoothly and stress-free, and allow you to enjoy every moment. We have some sample timelines for you to use as a reference, depending on whether you are having a first look or not. We can also help you customize your timeline to fit your needs and preferences.


Wedding Day Checklist

We love capturing all the little details that make your wedding day personal and meaningful. From your rings, to your invitations, to your shoes, we want to document every element that you have carefully chosen. To help us do that, we have some suggestions on how to gather and organize your details, and how to choose a getting ready location that has natural light and minimal clutter.

  • Wedding Dress
  • Rings and Ring box
  • Shoes
  • Veil
  • Bouquet
  • Hair pieces
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue
  • Jewelery
  • Invitation Suite
  • Any sentimental keepsakes
  • Suit
  • Shoes
  • Bow Tie or Tie
  • Pocket Square
  • Boutonniere
  • Cuff Links
  • Socks ( if meaningful )
  • Anything Sentimental

Family Formals Checklist

  • Couple with all the guests
  • Couple with bride’s parents
  • Bride with bride’s parents
  • Couple with bride’s immediate family (parents, siblings, spouses, children)
  • Couple with bride’s extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.)
  • Couple with groom’s parents
  • Groom with groom’s parents
  • Couple with groom’s immediate family (parents, siblings, spouses, children)
  • Couple with groom’s extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.)
  • Couple with both sets of parents
  • Couple with both immediate families
  • Couple with flower girl and ring bearer
  • Couple with officiant
Thank you

Thank you so much for reading through our guide We hope you found it helpful and informative, and we are always here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you haven’t scheduled your engagement session yet, let’s get that done soon. Feel free to email us anytime at [enter your email address here]. We are so excited to be a part of your wedding day, and we can’t wait to see you soon!