This portion of The Wedding Experience really sets the stage for the entire wedding day. I'd like to share tips and tricks that will ensure a seamless morning of bridal preparation and beautiful portraits.

It's the morning of your wedding! All of the little details are taken care of and you're relaxing with your best friends while your hair is being done. If certain items haven't been checked off of the to-do list, it's time to hand them over to someone else. Delegation is a key part of a stress-free wedding day. I know it's hard to hand over the decorating duties and all of the last minute things that need to be done, but it is really important to relax the morning of the wedding. The rest of the day is going to be fast-paced and filled with a lot of emotions. Take advantage of this down time.

There are a few things to consider about the "getting ready" portion of the day. Do you want to share a "first look" with your dad or any other person that plays a huge role in your life?

Will you and your groom be exchanging gifts during this time? If so, who would you like to deliver them? Are there certain women in your life that would appreciate seeing you get into your gown? Some brides want very few people around for this moment. Other brides love having aunts and grandmas present.


Choosing your getting ready location:



What to look for: light (large windows),minimal decor, space for you and your loved ones.


Things to avoid: Outdated hotel rooms, dark rooms


*QUICK TIP: airbnb is a awesome alternative to a traditional hotel room.