The Details

 

The Big day is almost here!

We know that since we sent our first wedding questionnaire, a lot more of your wedding plans have been solidified (and perhaps even changed). We are ready for all of the final details! Please take some time to fill out the following questionnaire. We know it seems craaaazy long, but it will really help us when planning the timeline you'll need for photos, as well as provide us with details about your wedding party, your families, and your venue. We'll ask for information about your other vendors so we can be sure to give appropriate credit to them when sharing or blogging your images. There is also some important information within the questionnaire, so be sure to read it thoroughly and answer thoughtfully.   

This is a gender-neutral form, so we ask that you please identify yourselves as Spouse 1 & Spouse 2.

 Settle in with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine- thanks so much for taking the time to fill this out!

 
 
THE BASICS
(first and last name)
(first and last name)
Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
(please include both of your numbers and specify which is which)
Will your ceremony or reception be held outdoors? *
(check all that apply)
(if all of the festivities are being held indoors, please just type N/A in the box)
Details + Vendors
IF YOU ARE NOT USING ONE OF THE VENDORS - FOR EXAPMLE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VIDEOGRAPHER - LEAVE THE ANSWERS BLANK FOR THAT VENDOR.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
Please provide contact name, company name (if applicable), phone number, email address, and website address.
The names of where they were purchased are fine here - no need for contact information.
THE PEOPLE
(please include jr bridesmaids, ring bearers, flower girls, and ushers. if you aren't having a wedding party, just type N/A into the box)
(parents, siblings/spouses/kids, grandparents)
(if none, just type N/A into the box)
GETTING READY
Generally we like to have about one hour for getting-ready photos for brides, and about 30-45 minutes of getting-ready photos for grooms.
(if multiple locations, please specify - for example, salon for hair/makeup, but putting dress on at the church)
(if multiple locations, please specify)
(if you would like your rings photographed, please try to have them together during the getting ready portion of the day)
PRE-CEREMONY/FIRST LOOK
If your wedding has a traditional layout (early afternoon ceremony, break for wedding party photos, and reception later in the evening), you may not need to do a first look. If you're having an evening affair with your ceremony leading right into a cocktail hour or the reception, we highly recommend having a first look earlier in the day to ensure enough time for wedding party photos, family photos, and (most importantly) photos of the two of you!
Are you planning on having a first look? *
(if you answer "undecided", please let us know so that we can talk options with you!)
THE CEREMONY
Tell us about your ceremony! Is it: *
(if your ceremony is not relgious, please type N/A into the box)
Are you planning a receiving line? *
If you answered yes to the previous question, there are a couple of things to think about. If you have a large guest list or are short on time in between the ceremony and reception (or a combination of both), we would urge you to instead consider greeting your guests at the cocktail hour or reception. Receiving lines can take a lot of time, as guests like to linger and chat. If you need advice on whether or not you have enough time for a receiving line, we are more than happy to help!
(if not, please just type N/A in the box)
Family formals | Wedding Party | Portraits
Family formals have the potential to be the most hectic time of the day. in order to minimize the time and chaos, we ask that you provide us with a detailed list of everyone you want included in the family formals. If time is in short supply (for example, many churches will only allow a certain amount of time after the ceremony before they need everyone to leave), then we suggest sticking to immediate family only and ditching the large group shots with aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Cocktail hour
If you're planning on having a cocktail hour, Please note that we generally do not cover it, as we are often doing portraits or setting up for the reception during that time. If you would like cocktail hour coverage, it is important that we arrange to either complete your portraits before the ceremony, or schedule enough time between the end of the ceremony and the start of the cocktail hour to complete your photography needs.
Are you having a cocktail hour? *
Would you like to be present for your cocktail hour?
RECEPTION
How important is it that your reception details are photographed (centerpieces, florals, general layout of the room)? *
Will you have a: *
Dinner will be: *
(if you aren't doing a formal exit, please just type N/A in the box)
A few last things
Almost done, we promise! :)
ANNNNND YOU'RE DONE! THANKS FOR YOUR TIME! WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOUR BIG DAY!