A wedding day consists of so many delicate details. Here at Western Wedding Magazine, we want to make preparing for the big day an easier experience for both the bride and photographer.
So much work goes into the small details such as your jewelry set, invitations, and much more. We want to make sure you get all of those small details photographed, so we have compiled a list of tips to consider when organizing your “detail box.”
Photo by Sarah Jane Barnett Photography
Tip 1: Get a small tub that you can compile you small details as you buy them along your wedding planning process.
Tip 2: Keep a copy of your invitations and envelope sets. These make a great focal point for flat lay photos.
Tip 3: Use these photos to get personal. Include your grandmother’s brooch, your fiance’s spurs, a family branding iron, or anything that is close to your heart. You can also include your marriage license!
Tip 4: Be sure to use textures + colors! Each and every wedding is unique and can be outlined in a flat lay. By incorporating ribbons, florals, feathers, etc. that match your wedding design can allow those flat lay photos to align to your wedding aesthetic.
Tip 5: Utilize ring boxes! You can use the beautiful box that your ring came in, or snag one on Etsy, Amazon, etc. Whether its a wooden box or a leather find, be sure to throw this in your flat lay tub.
Tip 6: Jewelry, and we mean EVERYTHING! That dainty necklace or a set of turquoise earrings can add a beautiful touch to your flat lay photos. Don’t forget to add your engagement ring, wedding band, and the groom’s ring to the photo box.
Tip 7: Adding a touch of the groom can be the perfect touch of western. Photographers, be sure to grab the groom’s boots, his belt + buckle, and don’t forget the hat!
Tip 8: Perfume bottles add a crisp statement to the photos!
Tip 9: Be sure to have your florist give you some identical floral pieces to elevate your photos for a perfect alignment to the theme.
Tip 10: Communicate with your photographer! They can be a great resource for ideas to add to your box. A lot of times photographers already have a few flat lay pieces they bring along. Communication is key to making your wedding a memorable moment.