Your wedding day in detail!

So, the day is nearly upon us! This form covers the important details and helps me to prepare for photographing your wedding day. It may ask for information that we have already discussed; this is simply so that I can confirm any changes and put all of the information in one place.

As you know, I will be taking lots of natural, candid photos throughout the whole day as well as at these moments listed on the form!

I will send you a copy of the completed form for your reference. 

Your Name
Your Name
Partner's Name
Partner's Name
Bride preparation details
Preparations start time
Preparations start time
Photography start time (up to 3 hours before ceremony start time)
Photography start time (up to 3 hours before ceremony start time)
(Min 1 hour before getting dressed recommended)
Time bridal party are leaving preparation venue
Time bridal party are leaving preparation venue
Arrival time at ceremony venue
Arrival time at ceremony venue
Groom preparation details
(please only fill in if photography is required here, if so a second photographer may be required if we have not already discussed)
Arrival time at groom preparation address
Arrival time at groom preparation address
Preparations start time
Preparations start time
Photography start time
Photography start time
Time leaving preparation venue
Time leaving preparation venue
Arrival time at ceremony venue
Arrival time at ceremony venue
Ceremony and Reception Info
Please confirm what restrictions, if any, there are on photography during your ceremony. In particular, please tell me if I will be positioned at the front with you or at the back of the room.
Time guests arrive
Time guests arrive
Ceremony starts
Ceremony starts
Ceremony ends
Ceremony ends
Drinks reception start (if applicable)
Drinks reception start (if applicable)
All guests seated for food (if applicable)
All guests seated for food (if applicable)
Speeches start time (if applicable)
Speeches start time (if applicable)
Evening guests arrive (if applicable)
Evening guests arrive (if applicable)
Cake cutting (if applicable)
Cake cutting (if applicable)
First Dance/equivalent (if applicable)
First Dance/equivalent (if applicable)
Photographer will stay until 3 songs after this.
Other moments in the day
Formal/Group Portraits: Please take time to consider who you both want photographing with you. See an example list in the paragraph below (please include full names for each person, as well as their relationship to you)
Please take some time to think about the group photos that you would like (if any). I recommend keeping it to immediate family (your siblings, your parents, your grandparents, your children). I normally take all the photos back-to-back, with the 'Group Helper(s)' (see below) gathering everyone that's needed. Here is an example list, if it is helpful: Portrait 1: Couple + all guests (photographed from a height) Portrait 2: Couple + all friends (photographed from a height) Portrait 3: Couple + bride's immediate family: bride's parents, bride's grandparents, bride's siblings Portrait 4: Couple + bride's parents Portrait 5: Couple + bride's parents and groom's parents Portrait 6: Couple + groom's parents Portrait 7: Couple + groom's immediate family: groom's parents, groom's grandparents, groom's siblings Portrait 8: Couple + bridal party Portrait 9: Couple + groomsmen/ushers Portrait 10: Couple + bridesmaids
Weather dependent and may also change depending on direction of sunlight & suitability of background on the day.
Please choose 1 or 2 people that will know the majority of the people required for the photos. I generally need to be at the photo area so that I can set up and I’m ready to photograph everyone, this minimises the time needed!
Suppliers
Please give the Instagram Handle if you know it! Otherwise their trading name is fine. I like to credit the people involved in your wedding if I feature it on my blog/social media.