WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR WEDDING MORNING
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Before your day begins, the "Getting Ready" portion is SO important - let us help you make it amazing.
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"the richelle box"

Please pack and prepare a box or basket for us and set it aside so we can start by photographing these details when we arrive!
We ask for a box or basket, so nothing is lost and everything is kept safely - so you don't lose your earrings in your preparations for example. 

what do i pack in the richelle box?

The details, oh the details. Pack as many "details" for your morning preparation as possible. Here is a list:

the GROOM

FOR THE GROOM'S MORNING...

What to Pack:  

• cufflinks
• watch
• boutonnière
• tie/bowtie
 shoes
 scotch
 tumblers/glasses (most hotels won't have enough or only paper cups)
• cologne & shaving tools
 • cigars
• letter from bride
 • bride's gift
• metal or wood tray to photograph on (you can find these at thrift stores or here or here)

Find inspiration below:


THE BRIDE

FOR THE bride's MORNING...

What to Pack for the Bride:  

• pretty perfume bottle  (you can always borrow from a friend!)
• extra florals or sprigs that match your decor
• beautiful heels
(even if you're wearing less "cute" shoes - please bring along a fabulous pair to photograph)
• nice dress hanger - not plastic!
• veil  (or bring soft pretty materials or linen if there is no veil) 
• pretty chair for portraits
• champagne & glasses
• confetti  
• letter from groom
 •  ribbon that matches your styling
•  ** all wedding paper goods like your invitation, envelope, save-the-date & program **
 
• vintage stamps
• metal tray to photograph on
• fine art details: vintage scissors, old ring box, vintage hairbrush
• all of the rings (maid of honour brings to ceremony)

Find inspiration below:

A whole lot more Wedding Day "details" and inspiration over here...


LET THERE BE LIGHT
 

•  The biggest favour you can do for me is to specifically seek out a BRIGHT, LIGHT-FILLED ROOM or location
for your Getting Ready portraits; it makes all the difference! I want to give you the soft, airy, pastel photos that you & I both love ... this can be very difficult to achieve in an dark or dated hotel room. Ask me if you need help!
  Look for light coloured walls & big windows - especially on multiple walls! You can specifically ask a hotel to book you
the brightest room, and even to send you photos of it to make sure you like it!
•   Keep the space as TIDY as possible. No clutter means I have lots of space to photograph you all doing yo' thang! A designated "clutter corner" usually works best!


PJS, ROBES & BRIDESMAIDS GIFTS...

You can find the PRETTIEST robes & rompers for your self and your bridesmaids at PRETTY PLUM SUGAR online!
The best of the best! 


ring boxes

A little something extra to showcase your bling...
We highly recommend the Mrs Box.

BUY RING BOXES over here!


Sometimes hotel rooms are dark, or full of floral carpets...here is a great way to guarantee light and decor:

book an airbnb instead of a hotel...

If you would like an alternative to a hotel - you can take a look on AirBnB in your wedding city...


BRING ON THE PARTY WITH A POP
 

where to buy SPARKLERS 

ROCKET FIREWORKS in Toronto
          - Make sure to get long-lasting ones! The Dollar Store versions fizzle out within 5-15 seconds, not enough time to light everyone's sparkler a have them all lit at once!
          - http://www.rocketfireworks.ca/sparklers.html

WHERE TO BUY CONFETTI CANNONS

ROCKET FIREWORKS in Toronto
          - We had these at our wedding and they were a HIT and make for AMAZING photos!
          - They are a whopping 10 bucks
          - They are biodegradable - so the venue is happy!
          - You can get these in White (our choice), Blue, Red or Silver!
          - http://www.rocketfireworks.ca/1c-confetti.html


essential tips from ONCE WED

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From the best in the industry...
CLICK HERE to read a breakdown of the essential must-haves for your day: