YOU'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS!
Thank you so much for booking us; we honestly feel so privileged every time a new couple like you asks us to be part of their special day. Good photographs are the keys to many wonderful memories and we take our responsibility to capture those moments very seriously - so thank you for trusting us to do this for you.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
We have been part of several hundred weddings now, so we thought we would set out for you some of the top tips we have picked up over the last decade. Planning a wedding has the potential to be a little bit stressful with all the moving parts and high expectations but it doesn’t have to be. We are here for you every step of the way to try and make the whole process as exciting and fun as we possibly can. If you scroll down you’ll see some recommendations for our favourite fellow suppliers, top tips, secrets to fuss free family photos and how to de-stress your pre-wedding prep. But first...
Step 1 - Contract signed and booking fee paid - WOOHOO! Your wedding date is confirmed in our diary! All the paperwork is now taken care of until a month prior to your wedding when you will be sent your wedding questionnaire link. Please fill it in with as much detail as possible so that we can make sure we are fully prepared for everything you have planned.
Step 2 - On the day: If you have booked a full day shoot we will arrive two hours before the ceremony and leave after the first few dances.
Step 3 - Within 48 hours of your wedding you will receive your preview shots, a selection of around 20 of the best photos we took, and a taster for what is still to come.
Step 4 - Your final edited photos will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Sometimes we can manage it a little faster and will always try but in busy periods it can take as long as 8 weeks to get them primed and polished ready for you to enjoy.
Step 5 - Once you have your final photos in your online gallery you are free to download, print and share them as you wish. This is also the point where you can start to narrow down your selection and order your official wedding album.
NEED A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS?
We have been in the wedding industry in central Scotland for more than a decade so there are very few suppliers that we don’t know and some that we particularly love working with.
No-one on this list below has any financial arrangement with us at all. They are here because in our opinion, they are the most attentive, accomplished and detail-focussed professionals around. They are the people that we would hire if we were planning our own weddings. We trust them.
Videographers and photographers work closely together so whoever you decide to hire it is important to choose photographers and videographers with similar styles. Understanding what each other is trying to shoot means we can streamline the whole process and make it all easier, faster and more enjoyable for you. With that in mind we highly recommend:
Hair & Makeup
It sounds a bit ridiculous to prep you for your wedding preparations doesn’t it? But trust us having these little tricks sorted in advance will make everything feel much calmer on the day when nerves might already be running high. So here we go:
OUR TOP TIP
If you have any special gifts to give to your bridal party or if you receive any special gifts yourself, please wait until we arrive before opening these special items!
OUR TOP TIP
When you meet each other at the end of the aisle, don’t be afraid to touch each other! It sounds so silly but we’ve seen it time and time again, it’s ok to hold hands or do whatever feels natural, everyone knows you love each other - that’s why we’re all here! Same goes for when you’re saying your vows, say them to each other not the person marrying you.
OUR TOP TIP
Enjoy this time together. Don’t be afraid to step away from the festivities for a few minutes of peace and privacy just the two of you. And don't worry about what to do, we'll give you some gentle suggestions if you want but the best photos always come from couples messing around and having fun together.
OUR TOP TIP
Don’t fall into the trap of feeling like your first dance has to be a slow soppy song. The most important thing is that it feels right to you otherwise it will inevitably be a bit awkward for people watching. Some good options we’ve seen are:
- Hey, Soul Sister, Train
- Best day of my life, American Authors
- American Pie, Don Mclean
- Take My Hand, Skerryvore
- Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker
- You make my dreams come true, Hall & Oates
- Shut up & dance, Walk the Moon
- Rhythm of my heart, Rod Stewart
Let’s stay in touch
That’s about all for now, we hope this has helped supercharge your planning and get you excited for the big day. We love to chat weddings so please feel free to get in touch any time if there’s anything you’re ever not sure of. You can also follow us on instagram @eilidhrobertsonphotography and @laura.eilidhrobertsonphotography for more inspiration from all our latest weddings.
The countdown to the most magical day of your life is on... and we can't wait to be there