What to gather:
Rings (all three)
Your something Borrowed & Blue
Bouquet & Bouts
Gather the goods
If possible, collect all of your details before I arrive so that I can begin quickly and have more time for some "getting ready" shots of you and your girls!
Sometimes, depending on the theme and "look" of the wedding day, there may be some extra elements that you could include when you gather your details. For example, if you're having a country themed wedding, you could in a piece of burlap or lace. If you have a rustic themed wedding that included some type of wooden elements, maybe save a small piece of wood for me to use when I'm shooting your rings and jewelry. This makes for beautiful, consistent album spreads!
Keep the rings
The most common details missing when I arrive is the rings. Moms, officiants, and planners will tell you to hand over your wedding band to the best man before the day begins. However, it's actually better to hand it over during the bridal party portraits so that I can shoot some great ring shots in the AM. If you forget, no worries, I can always shoot the ring shot at the reception if there is extra time.
Bring the Bouquet
Don't forget the bouquet. Have the bouquets and bouts delivered to the bride before the first look so that she can have her bouquet in her portraits. No worries, if it's hot, we'll be sure to keep it in water as much as possible before the ceremony.