Now that I have your wedding booked, it's really important that I know as much detail as possible about the day in order to make sure it runs smoothly. Below is a questionnaire that will help me to do this. I understand that you may not know every detail right away but you are very welcome to email me any extra details when they become clear.
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Time & Location of Preparation
Location of Ceremony & Reception
Mailing Address after the Wedding
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Primary contact person during the wedding & contact number
Where will the bride have her final preparation taking place?
Bridal Preparation to ceremony travel
How long does it take to travel from bridal preparation to ceremony and is it possible for me to travel with the wedding party?
Would the groom like getting ready photos taken (Can realistically do IF bride and groom are getting ready at the same location)?
Will you be doing first-looks before the ceremony?
Where is your wedding ceremony taking place (Venue name & address, contact name & email)
Where will your reception take place?
Approximately how many wedding guests are you expecting?
Tell me about any restrictions or guidelines at your ceremony location that I should know about (include time restrictions as to how early or late we are permitted on the location)
Are there any special or unique touches you have incorporated into your wedding day that you want me to be aware of?
Any special rules or notes regarding your wedding ceremony (where I am not allowed to walk, when I can/cant take photos, etc)?
Please describe what kind of photos are most important to you from your wedding day (portraits of bride & groom, family photos, wedding party, detail shots, etc.)
The family portraits will occur directly before or directly after the ceremony, please specify which.
Which family group photos would you like taken
Bride and groom with brides parents
Bride and groom with brides immediate family
bride and groom with bride and grooms immediate families
Bride and groom with grooms parents
Bride and groom with grooms immediate family
If there are additional family group photos that you would like, please list them here with corresponding name(s) (e.g. b/g w/ brides sister, sarah *please allow 2 minutes for each additional shot).
What colors will the bridal party be wearing?
Are there any special family situations (divorces, deaths, etc.), that I should know about that I need to be sensitive to?
Specific location requests for your bridal party/family/bride and groom photographs:
Are there any special traditions or special things that I should know about which will be happening on your wedding day?
Name of Pastor/celebrant conducting ceremony:
What is your first dance song?
Do you have a formal exit planned?
If you answered yes to the above question, when will the formal exit be taking place?
Please list the other vendors you have selected to create your wedding (Florist, Cake artist, Band/DJ, Hair/makeup artist, wedding dress shop /designer, Tux shop/designer,) so that I can give them proper photo credit.
How many Bridesmaids are you having? Please add first/last names of each.
How many Groomsmen will there be? Please add first/last names of each.
Will you be having a sit down dinner, buffet, family style, just desserts, Horsd'oeuvres (please make sure to add a reserved seat for me to eat)?
Specific Instructions in regards to our lunches/dinners? ***It is recommended that you ask your caterer to serve our dinners at the same time as you -especially if you would like to do a sunset sneak-away session. It helps tremendously if I am finished when you are finished.
Start time for cake cutting and first dance:
Please attach your*detailed* wedding day timeline here or email a copy to: GabriellaSutherlandPhotography@gmail.com
This is very important, please do not forget to send me your*detailed* timeline. If you need assistance with your timeline to maximize your photo-time, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Photographer Arrival * (Please consider your coverage time when selecting an arrival time.)
Photographer Departure (When coverage ends)
Please include any additional information that you feel I may need for your day.
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