Wedding Day Questionnaire

This is pretty long, but it's super important for me to have this information to be as prepared as possible for your wedding day. So, grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and have some fun! If you have any questions at all, please let me know. I will be happy to help. I've also most likely emailed you about your wedding day timeline and family formals, but if by chance I have not, please let me know and I'll get information to you asap! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can't wait to see you and celebrate you and your future hubs. 

 
Bride/Groom Name *
Bride/Groom Name
Bride/Groom Name *
Bride/Groom Name
Mailing Address After the Wedding? *
Mailing Address After the Wedding?
PREPARATION INFORMATION
Please list address for GPS purposes.
What time will the bride be arriving at the getting ready location? *
What time will the bride be arriving at the getting ready location?
What time is the hair and makeup team starting? *
What time is the hair and makeup team starting?
Will there be any natural light in the getting ready area? Windows, doors, etc. *
This is a very important part of getting great, naturally lit photos during the getting ready portion of the day. If there is no natural light, I will be sure to take note and bring along flash to help light the area for photos.
Address for GPS purposes, please.
What time will the groom be arriving at the getting ready location? *
What time will the groom be arriving at the getting ready location?
What time have we decided I should start shooting? *
What time have we decided I should start shooting?
Are you and your fiance planning on doing a First Look? *
If you are not planning on doing a first look, would you like to do a "first touch" or prayer with your fiance before the ceremony?
Are you planning on doing a First Look with your dad (or any other family members)? *
This helps me plan for detail photos.
Please specify who, when, and where. If you have a videographer, it will be best to wait for all of us to arrive before presenting any gifts.
CEREMONY INFORMATION
If your venue is a hotel or in a downtown area, please leave valet or self-parking instructions and how to validate our parking tickets.
Especially important if your ceremony is taking place in a church.
What is the ceremony start time? *
What is the ceremony start time?
Traditional, non-denominational, Catholic mass, special performances, unusual ceremony order, symbols of unity, etc.
Please consider the number of guests that will be attending your wedding and the timing. In my experience, receiving lines can take double or triple the allotted time and may take away from your scheduled photography time. Please contact me with any questions or concerns if you are planning on doing a receiving line.
We have to account for this travel time with photo time at the ceremony location.
RECEPTION INFORMATION
If your venue is in a hotel or in a downtown area, please leave valet or self-parking instructions and how to validate our parking tickets.
Are you having a cocktail hour? *
What time do you plan to enter your reception? *
What time do you plan to enter your reception?
How is your reception dinner being served? *
What time does your reception end? *
What time does your reception end?
Please list and specify any special events, traditions, or non-traditional moments that we should be aware of during your reception. Any other information you'd like for me to know about your reception can be listed below.
An email address would be best, as I will touch base with them regarding your reception timeline.
BRIDAL PARTY INFORMATION
Please note, if you are doing formal bridal party photos before the ceremony and want them in the photos, make sure to plan for that!
If not, I will definitely scout locations out on the wedding day.
Please list each person and their title (ex: Matron of Honor, Best Man, Bridesmaid, etc)
Color of suits and dresses, anything out of the ordinary? Color of flowers, fun ties, funky socks, special embroidery?
BRIDE'S FAMILY INFORMATION
(please include step-parents if applicable)
Place an * next to siblings who are in the bridal party
Divorces, deaths, disabilities, etc.
GROOM'S FAMILY INFORMATION
Please include step-parents if applicable.
Place an * next to siblings who are in the bridal party.
Divorces, disabilities, deaths, etc.
TIMELINES & FAMILY FORMALS
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!
This is super important! If you need any assistance with your timeline to maximize your photo time, please don't hesitate to ask if we haven't already gone over it already via email or a phone call.
This is also super duper important. Please use this area to list each family grouping (using names and relationships to you) that you would like during your family formals time after the ceremony. This list will help make everything go very smoothly and will keep everyone organized to make sure we're maximizing our time and getting everyone photographed that needs to be photographed. We will use this list to call out names of each family member to get them ready for their photo. I recommend making two lists for each side of the family. *Please note, it generally takes 2-3 minutes per photo and up to 5 minutes for larger groupings.* I will also email you a family formals word doc that has basic groupings, so if you want to fill that out first and either copy & paste it here or email it to me, that works as well.
While I cannot guarantee every photograph, I will make it a priority to capture the shots listed below.
BLOG INFORMATION
This helps me tag the vendors you chose for your wedding day when I've posted the photos to my social media accounts and blog.
FOR FUN