10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

So you’re ready to book your photographer and you have a few on your mind.  It is so important to get to know the photographer you want to book before you book them.  Down below are some questions we think you should ask so you can get to know who is going to be working with you on your big day.

 

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many weddings have you photographed?
  • What are your wedding packages and pricing?
  • Can we see your online portfolio and also see full galleries of weddings you havephotographed?
  • Will you have an assistant at the wedding?
  • What kind of venues and locations are your favorites for photography?
  • Do you include an engagement session with the wedding package?
  • How many photos can I expect to receive after the wedding?
  • What type of equipment do you use?
  • Will you have a backup camera if yours fails?

Glass Slipper’s Wedding Décor Checklist

It is one thing to plan out your wedding, create the timeline and organize your guests, but did you plan for all the small details you might need with décor?

 

 

 

 

Now that you’ve got an idea of some items you may need, here are some questions we suggest you ask your decorator to make sure they are making your vision come true.

 

  • What is your favorite type of wedding style?
  • Do you offer favors, aisle runners or linen rentals?
  • Will you do a site visit at the venue if necessary?
  • What is your favorite type of wedding style?
  • Will you give your opinion on my décor ideas if I need it?

 

 

Thanks for reading, happy planning!

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer

When booking a caterer for your wedding, you want to make sure they see the vision you want and that they have the quality you are seeking for your wedding day.  Here are some questions below we think are great to ask.

 

  • How many weddings have you done?
  • Are you permitted to work at my client’s venue? Have you worked there before?
  • When is the final guest count due?
  • Do you provide liquor? Bartenders?
  • Do you offer vegetarian/vegan selections?
  • What is the ratio of servers to guests?
  • What options do you provide for children’s meals?
  • Can you provide coffee and tea service?
  • Do you cook on-site at the event location?
  • What type of menu do you recommend for my budget, taste, style andnumber of guests?

 

5 Tips for Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline

Feeling a little stuck on how to organize your wedding day?  Well let us help you out!  There are so many things that need to be scheduled and accounted for on your day, and it is such a huge help to create a timeline.  The tips below are sure to help!

 

Tip #1- Use Google Docs or similar platform…

When choosing a platform to create your timeline, Google Docs is definitely our first choice.  You can easily create and share your timeline with whomever over Google.  Add in your mom, your wedding planner, or any vendors you want to have access to the timeline.  They can add in their contact information, and their time of arrival so there is no miscommunication.  The key piece, is that when everyone is working on it, adding things in, the timeline is always up to date.  As well, you don’t even need to print it off.  With Google Drive you can access your timeline anywhere like on your phone.

Tip #2- Start Your Timeline From Scratch…

A big mistake is to try and copy a timeline from the internet.  Your wedding is going to be different than Cindy’s from Ohio, so don’t try to follow her timeline that she has shared online.  Instead, try to find a blank template that you can use to start off and then make it all your own.  Click here to see a PDF of a blank timeline we want to provide to help you!  Most brides who are not hiring a coordinator will create the timeline themselves or work with key vendors like photographer and caterer to assist but most wedding planners will help to create a timeline for you… wink wink 😉

Tip #3- Distribute Your Timeline…

Make sure to give a copy of the finalized timeline to all your vendors, your VIP’s, like mom, bridesmaids, wedding planner, venue manager, etc, the week of the wedding.  If any last minute changes need to be made, change them on the Google Doc and then everything will always be up to date.

Tip #4- Give Yourself Enough Time…

When creating your timeline, give ample time for things like hair and makeup, transportation, toasts/speeches and for photos.  You have to remember these things can sometimes run a little long.  So try to plan for that.  If photogrpahy is important to you, ensure you are running your timeline by your photographer so they can tell you timing it will take for photos you want to capture, ei, bridal party, first look and family photos.  You may have a detailed schedule made for your day, but sometimes things can get off track, so be prepared and try to live with the moment and enjoy your special day!

Tip #5- Reach Out to Vendors…

Make sure to go through your contracts with vendors to verify what time they will be arriving and what requirements are needed for them when they arrive.  For example, if you are getting married at a hall, and your decorator expects the tables and chairs to be set up prior to them arriving, make sure you communicate to find out what your vendor may need or want.  Another important thing is to talk with your photographer and make sure you have the right timing for the photos you want.  Often enough, you will book the cheapest package for 8 hours, and because there is already so much going on in the day, you amy not get the photos taken you wanted.  So converse with your photographer to figure out what will be best for you. One more thing, and this is crucial, if you are getting your hair and makeup done, do not tell just tell the artist to come at 9am.  Talk with the artist so you know how long hair and makeup will take.  Otherwise you could be screwing yourself over for timing.

 

Thanks for reading… hopefully these tips will help you create your wedding day timeline and if you need some serious collaboration and help, Glass Slipper is just a call away!

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Sheena & Adam’s Wedding Day- August 12th, 2017

I was excited to work with Sheena & Adam because I knew they had booked with the talented Joanna Moss Photography who I love working with and always sends me great images after every wedding!

 

When I first met Sheena & Adam for coffee we really hit it off. I remember saying, you can take some time to think about your decision and Sheena just said, oh no we definitely don’t need time to decide, we want to book you.  Sheena knew she wanted help with the planning and styling especially because Adam would be away for work and only returning a few months before the wedding.

 

Sheena & Adam loved the look of Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club and so they decided to have their reception there. They also loved Golden Eagle Golf Course and the view of the mountains from the deck where the ceremonies took place so that is where they had their ceremony. There was one more reason for booking there but I’m saving that for later… 😉

 

 

 

Sheena started the day getting ready with her bridesmaids at home. She looked absolutely stunning! Jasmine Hoffman did a beautiful job with her hair and make-up. I also loved her long veil!

 

 

 

Sheena wanted a Tiffany blue theme wedding and I think we really pulled off this theme by making it come to life. Everything from her centrepieces, to her cake, and her bridesmaid’s dresses all tied in the Tiffany blue theme!

 

 

 

 

My favourite part of the day had to be the big ceremony surprise…Let me set the scene for you. All the guests were seated, the groom, groomsmen are waiting at the front and the bridesmaids are making their way down the aisle. Once the final bridesmaid reached the front, all the guests turn to look for the bride, but she isn’t there and then all of a sudden you can hear the sound of a propeller up in the sky, guests still are a bit confused and then realize it’s the bride as it lands on the greenway in the background of the ceremony. They all begin cheering as the bride and her dad unload and then make their way to the ceremony area and walk down the aisle. It was such a cool moment and one I’m sure the guests (and myself) won’t ever forget!

 

 

 

It was such a beautiful August day with perfect weather. Joanna Moss Photography has lots of fun with the couple capturing these gorgeous “smoke bomb” shots!

 

 

 

After dinner, Sheena & Adam were also able to sneak away for some one on one time and Joanna grabbed these fantastic shots of them on the hill with Westwood Plateau in the background.

 

 

It was such a pleasure to work with Sheena & Adam to plan their day! They were both so fun to work with and I’m so glad I could help bring Sheena’s Tiffany vision to life! Wishing you all the best in this next adventure!

xo

Steph 

 

“Stephanie, words cannot express how much we appreciate everything you did for us throughout our wedding journey. We could not imagine what this would have been like without your help. We received nothing but positive feedback from our family and friends about how hard you and your team worked to make everything perfect on our special day. We will without a doubt recommend you to anything looking for a coordinator or planner in the future. Thank you again for everything! And PS thanks for picking up the cake!”Sheena & Adam 

 

Thanks again to Joanna Moss for sharing these photos with us! Thanks to all the vendors involved in making this day amazing for Sheena & Adam!

Vendors:
Venues:
Ceremony Music: Musical Occasions
Hairstylist: Megan Penner
Make Up Artist: Jasmine Hoffman
Florist: Maple Ridge Florists (Bouquets, bouts, corsages)
Centrepieces – Groom’s mom

5 Gift Ideas For Your Bridal Party

Of course, your wedding day is all about you and your significant other… but maybe you want to treat your special girls or guys to a little something something for being there with you?  Well take a look down below to discover the best gifts to give…

 

#1- Knot Earrings

How cute are these knot earrings?  They are perfect for your girls on your wedding day and to wear on any occasion.


#2- Custom Makeup Bags

What could be more practical and cute?  Get your girls a personalized makeup bag with their name on the inside and the date of your wedding.

 

 

 

#3- Bridesmaid Bracelet

Just as special as the knot earrings, a personalized bracelet is a great gift to give to your gals on your wedding day as a little thanks for being a part of it.

 

#4- Personalized Glassware

Do your girls love wine?  How about making a personalized wine glass just for them!

#5- Flasks for the Groomsmen

Oops… almost forgot about the groomsmen!  Here is a great idea, a personalized flask for all the guys who are there for your man.

 

Thanks for reading!  Hopefully this gives you some nice ideas to treat your bridal party on your big day. 🙂

 

Photo Sources: Pinterest & Etsy