So, I’m hoping to start sharing monthly wedding tips, and I’m so excited to kick things off with this one!
It happens all the time (especially our lovely Disney Fairy Tale Weddings): Our couples get ready on their wedding day in two separate locations. Usually, this is separate rooms at the same hotel, but at Disney, it’s often separate rooms at hotels ~30 minutes apart with parking. This can be frustrating when creating the timeline of the wedding day, and a waste of precious photo time when it comes to logistics- Nate dropping me off with the bride, driving to the groom for 15 minutes of photos, then back to the bride’s room or a first look location. See the problem here?
When we photographed Dani and Dan’s wedding last month, I loved that she’d booked connecting rooms for her and Dan. The biggest benefits of this were that instead of sending a bridesmaid on an errand to pick up this or that from Dan, they were able just to go next door, and Nate and I were able to float between the two rooms, ensuring we never missed a moment.
This is now our #1 suggestion for couples getting ready in hotel rooms, and if you need any more convincing to make this happen, just look at this photo Nate snagged while Dani was being laced up- Favorite times a million. :)
Cristy Angulo says
Thank you so much for sharing, Jensey! This is genius and I’m going to share your post! Beautiful moment captured too, Nate! Love you guys :)
This is an excellent idea! I wonder why people didn’t do this sooner?
Wedding DJ Kent says
By doing this it is not so easy to prevent the bride and groom seeing each other before the ceremony – which is thought to be unlucky in some countries.
Just to allay any fears, Dan and I didn’t see each other at all from the moment I went to the other room until the first look. Just let whoever is helping you get ready shuffle between the rooms to get last minute things and keep the doors closed/locked otherwise :) This picture will forever be a favorite of ours!
Jenn Paul says
glad you posted this! Was really wondering how you guys do it all! Maybe we will see if CBI can host the groom and his men in addition to us ladies! Not that its a far drive, but could make for better pics! and yall know I LOVE pics!