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How to have beautiful wedding detail photos without spending a fortune

Wondering how to get amazing wedding detail photos, but not looking to spend an arm and a leg to get them?! No worries, we have you covered. Below we have listed recommendations on how to get beautiful detail photos without having to spend a fortune to get them.



Invitations

Beautiful invitations play a huge part in having gorgeous wedding detail photos. But, they can be super-pricey. And the larger the guest list the more invitations. And let’s be honest, who actually keeps the wedding invite?! If you’re lucky it will stay on someone’s fridge for a while but eventually, they will all end up in the trash. Sad day.

BUT. We have a solution. Send your guests electronic invites. It’s super easy and you can customize them to look EXACTLY like you want them to. Then text or email them over.

Then you can really get extravagant with just 1 invitation Suite for your photos and as a keepsake to you. You can even get your suite framed into a shadow box for wall art in you home. BOOM! Saving thousands of dollars AND having a gorgeous invitation suite for photos AND saving the planet because you’re not wasting paper! WIN WIN WIN!




Flowers

Another huge factor that goes into your wedding detail photos is florals! Flowers make everything prettier. Have your florist have some loose stems ready for your photographer to use whenever they arrive.


This is when you can incorporate your bridal bouquet. Not only will it add color and demension to the photos, but you don't have to just use it in photos where you are holding the bouquet.


Quick tip: a ton of brides are opting for half real/half fake florals on their wedding day. Don’t use just any hobby lobby flowers though. Be really mindful because sometimes it is painfully obvious.



A few more small details...


Ring box

A ring box is the best way to showcase your engagement ring and/ or the wedding band. It also adds a vintage feel and adds height to the ring, from a different view, of laying flat on the floor. Here are two types of boxes that we recommend.


Mrs. Box from Amazon


Ring Box from Etsy



Vow Book

Are you and your fiancé writing your own vows? A vow book will not only help your to remember the commitment you are making to one another, but also help you to add a few more details to your wedding photos that will bring up the memories of your special day and the reasons you feel in love.


Here is a vow book that we recommend from Etsy.



Perfume

If you have a special perfume you are wearing on your big day and you love the bottle it is in, add that to your details bag so your photographer can incorporate that into some of your detail photos.


Here is a beautiful vintage bottle for $13 on Etsy



Shoes. A big cost-saver could be to buy your wedding shoes off consignment. Check Mercari.com or Poshmark.com for pre-loved designer shoes.



Recommendations and suggestions have been made by Ashley J Photo and Leather & Ivory. For more information or details please contact us!

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