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How To Expertly Curate & Style Your Wedding Day Details

  |  By Katie Gregg

A wedding day tells a couple’s story from start to finish, beginning with their morning details. With so much swoon worthy wedding inspiration out there in the world through magazines, blogs, websites, and social media accounts, it is exciting for your to curate a unique vision for your day. Many couples are choosing to include personal wedding day details for their photographers to capture. These specialty items are not only meaningful but intentionally chosen to tie in the overall aesthetic of the wedding you’ve always envisioned. You’ve spent so much time hand selecting these items through your wedding planning process that you deserve to have them beautifully highlighted. Not only will this create special memories to remember your day but will transform your details from pretty to magazine ready.

Here are my thoughts and insights into how to perfectly style your wedding details to capture all the best and beautiful moments of your day from start to finish.

All photography courtesy of Manifesto Photography.

Make Your Getting Ready Photos Extra-Gorgeous • Designate a clean room with a lot of natural light and a good amount of extra space

• Have your wedding day details and accessories set aside for your planner and photographer. This will give your photographer more time to focus on capturing you and all the beautiful moments.

• Ask your florist for some styling florals. All you need is a small handful of blooms to elevate your wedding day flat lays and cohesively pull in your overall design and palette.

• Have an extra copy of your full invitation suite on site including a freshly addressed envelope.

• Hang up your gown and veil the night before so they can breathe, stay clean and wrinkle free.

• Designate enough time in your wedding day timeline for your photographer to style and capture your details.

Have Your Detail Items Organized & Ready The Day Before Gown, shoes, jewelry, rings (all 3 of them), bouquet, veil, perfume, tie, and cufflinks are all great wedding day essentials to set aside. If you are a lover of classic traditions, incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Family heirlooms, items close to your heart, a present or letter to your love can also be included as an extra special touch.

Consider Investing In Special Details Just For Your Photos For those that love the details, there are custom pieces that you can purchase. Some of our favorites include specialty hangers, custom ring boxes, personalized bottles and vow booklets. If you are looking to make a major statement, ask your wedding planner to set aside a linen or runner from your reception to use as a styling surface, pulling your palette and texture into the morning photos. It’s always best to communicate your vision with your photographer ahead of time but to also trust them in their craft, as their style is what drew you to them from the beginning.

Access Your Pro Team’s Wedding Day Styling Kits Depending on your chosen planner and photographer, many vendors have created their own styling kits including items such as flat lays, styling boards, hand-dyed silk ribbons, vintage trays, ring boxes, specialty hangers, vintage postage stamps, styling dishes, acrylic blocks and an extra veil. These items are meant to compliment your vision while still creating images that have significance to you. Along with a styling kit, many also have on hand an emergency kit helpful items like rubber hanging grips, scissors, tide to go and double-sided tape. Everything you need and more to ensure a seamless and enjoyable morning leading into your best day ever.

Katie Gregg is the lead planner and founder of Katie Gregg Events & Co. Her wedding planning journey began two years ago, not long after saying ‘I do’ with her husband Chris; she discovered her passion for wedding planning and wedding media. Katie believes wedding planning is more than just staging and organizing an aesthetically beautiful event. It requires taking cues from a couple’s personal styles, incorporating details from their love story, and creating a thoughtful experience for them and their guests alike.


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