Wedding flatlay checklists: So you’ve been looking around at all your favorite photographers’ portfolios, and one thing you noticed is the gorgeous photos of all the bride and groom’s details – jewelry, invitation suites, and heirloom items. I truly love all parts of the wedding day, but the flatlays are some of my favorites. I always do them right away when I arrive for your wedding, and ideally I take an hour to style & shoot everything.
But what’s the process of getting these items gathered? Is it stuff you bring? Is it stuff your photographer brings? Well, it’s both. I bring a styling kit with several colors of ribbon and some linen mats for a clean background if I need them. I have tiny scissors and some antique stamps, and a couple neutral ring boxes. But those things are meant to just be an accent to the more personal items that you want to remember about your day! These images will probably end up in your album, and you may not want a bunch of photos of my stuff around your invitation.
I share a wedding flatlay checklist with my clients during the planning process so they are sure to think about it in time to gather a few more items if they want to, and usually put a reminder right on the timeline too. And today, I’m going to share that checklist with you too!
*IMPORTANT: Your photographer would love to have some of the florals you’ll be using throughout your wedding day. If your florist will supply me a small bucket of extra pieces so I can incorporate those in your detail shots, that would be marvelous!
Wedding Flatlay Checklist: What should you bring?