Final Wedding Consultation Form
We typically dress in business casual attire. Do you have any specific clothing you would prefer us to wear, is this black tie/formal or more casual?
Will there be a videographer present?
Name of Videographer Company
Do you have a wedding day of coordinator or planner?
Name and contact info of wedding coordinator/planner
Bride's Cell Number
Emergency Contact Cell Number and Name of Contact
Bridal Prep Start Time
Location of Bridal Prep
What time are you scheduled to begin hair and makeup?
Name of hairstylist and salon name
Name of makeup artist and salon name
Where did you purchase your dress from?
Will you have invitations/stationary to photograph? Please also list name of stationary vendor, if applicable.
Please list any heirloom items that may be used in your wedding day attire.
Do you have a special hanger for your dress?
Anything special attached to your bouquet that should be photographed?
Please list all details and important photos you would like DURING BRIDAL PREP
Would you prefer that we do ring shots during the bridal prep, or later during dinner?
Please list the name of your florist.
Please list names of all bridesmaids
Location of Bridal & Bridesmaid Portraits (Immediately to follow Bridal Prep)
Bridal and Bridesmaid Portrait Start Time
Please list any important photos you would like of the bride and bridesmaids
Are we covering the groom getting ready?
Start time for Groom Prep
Location of Groom Prep
Will groom prep require photographers to split in different locations?
Please list names of all groomsmen
Please list any specific shots or poses you would like for Groom Prep.
Groom and Groomsmen Photos Start Time
Location of Groom and Groomsmen Photos
Please list any specific shots or poses you would like for Groom and Groomsmen Photos
Are there any children in the ceremony?
Names and ages of all children in bridal party
Would you prefer to photograph children before or after ceremony?
Do you have gifts or letters to exchange with each other?
Will there be a first look?
No, we plan to keep things traditional
We would like to hold hands around the corner, without seeing each other
Time/Location of first look, and anything noteworthy regarding making this special for you two
Approximately how much travel time is there between prep locations and ceremony venue?
Location of Ceremony
Ceremony Location Arrival Time
Ceremony Start Time
Approximately how many guests are you expecting?
How long do you expect ceremony to last? Is it full mass, etc.?
Are there any specific rules for the ceremony, per the venue or officiant?
Who will be walking you down the aisle?
What song(s) will you be walking down the aisle to?
Please list any photos of details or decor that should be photographed at ceremony venue.
Please list names of ceremony musicians
Please list any photos you would like prior to ceremony start, that does not fall under previous categories, along with location and approximate time for photos.
Please list order of events for the ceremony, and make note of any special additions, such as sand/paint ceremonies, hand fasting, etc.
Will there be receiving line?
Will Bride and Groom be doing a ceremony grand exit outside of the venue with bubbles/birdseed, etc?
Are you writing any special vows for each other? Tell us about it.
Do you have any readings during the ceremony? Please list names of reader(s) and any special passages, if you would like.
Time to begin Family Formals
Location of Family Formals
It is very helpful to us in maintaining the efficiency of the timeline if there is a designated person to gather family members for formal photos. This person would know who everyone is, and can keep the next group "on deck," to keep everything flowing. Please list the name of the person who will be helping with this.
Please list names of bride's parents and their marital status.
Please list groom's parents names and marital status.
How many siblings do you each have?
Are we including siblings' spouses and step parents in groupings?
Are there any special family circumstances we should know about (i.e., people who do not get along, recent deaths, etc.)?
Please list all Family Formals groupings and poses required.
Are there any additional family groupings OUTSIDE OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY (parents, siblings, grandparents) that you would like to be photographed? Keep in mind that large groups of the entire side of a family can sometimes take 10-20 minutes to get together, and smaller groups will add 3-4 minutes per pose.
Time to begin Wedding Party Photos
Location of Wedding Party Photos
How much travel time is there from ceremony to photo location?
Please list any specific Wedding Party shots or poses desired.
Please list any props you would like to use, such as "thank you" banners or signs.
Time to begin Bride and Groom Portraits
Location of Bride and Groom Portraits
Please list any specific shots or poses you would like from Bride and Groom Portrait time.
Please copy and paste a link to your Pinterest board for wedding portraits, if you have one.
Will we be traveling to any other location (favorite bar, etc) between formal photos and reception?
What is our plan for photos if it is raining, and we can't got outside. Will anything else change if it is raining?
Travel time from photos to reception venue?
Do you have any special transportation, such as a limo? Will you require second photographer to ride with you (only in cases where the is a second shooter)?
Reception Venue Arrival Time
Location of Reception
Will there be a cocktail hour?
Will there be an introduction of the wedding party?
Is dinner plated and served, or buffet?
Name of Catering Company
Would you like photos of the food or bridal party being served food?
Where should photographers and videographers sit for dinner?
What time do you plan to begin events after dinner?
Please list all important decor details that you would like documented
If you hired someone to decorate the venue, please list their name and business name.
Did you use any companies to rent equipment, such as chairs, tents, etc.?
What is the name of your DJ and/or reception musicians?
Please list schedule of events for reception.
Who all will be giving toasts?
Please list important dances
Please lists songs used for all special dances.
Name of Cake Baker (Please include name of business if they have one)
Will there be a bouquet toss?
Will there be a garter toss?
Importance of dance floor candids:
Kind of important
Please list any other noteworthy images that you would like captured during the reception.
If there is time at the end, would you like to go out for nighttime portraits?
Often we cushion our timeline, but finish events early. In this case, would you prefer to roll your remaining time into a print credit of $300 per hour, or would you prefer photographers to stay until the end of the contracted time? Keep in mind that dance floor photos often get monotonous, unless you have a wild crowd.
What three words or phrases describe your ideal wedding day?
What photos from the day are you most looking forward to, or are the most special to you?
Just a few questions for post-wedding sharing and blogging! Would you like for us to tag you in sneak peeks on Instagram? If so, what are your IG names?
When and how did you meet each other?
Tell us about your first date!
Tell us about the proposal! When, where, how? How long had you been together then?
Why did you choose your wedding venue?
Did you use any special tools to help plan your wedding, such as Pinterest, wedding blogs, The Knot, wedding planner journals, etc.?
What inspired your wedding decor?
What colors did you choose, and how did you decide?
Which part of your wedding did you want to WOW your guests?
What were the biggest challenges you faced in planning your day?
What made you decide to choose Simply Savvy to photograph your day? How did you learn of us? How has your experience been with us?
Tell us about your wedding favors. Did you make them? Purchase them from an awesome place on Etsy? Etc.?
Where are you going on your honeymoon? When do you leave/return?
What is your best piece of advice for other couples who are planning their wedding? Is there anything you wish you would have done differently?
Did you see each other before the wedding? What made you decide to or not to do a first look?
Tell us your dress story. How did you find it and how did you know it was the one?
Was there anything that you made or DIY'd for your wedding? Did you have any challenges in making them?
Do you have a wedding hashtag?
What email address(es) would you like your final image gallery sent to, upon completion?
If there is an album in your collection, would you prefer to choose your images yourself, or would you rather have us design the album as we envisioned it, and proof it to you for changes?
If you would prefer for us to pre-design your album, tell us what your vision is for the design? What photos would you like to include?
What is your post-wedding shipping address, for product delivery?
What names would you like to be referred to in your blog post? Full names or (example) Mr. and Mrs. S?
If it is okay, may I share what you both do for a living and what city you reside? Please provide these answers if that is okay!
Please note if there are any marriage religious or cultural sensitivities that we should note when filling this out.
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