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Capturing the Perfect Location for Your Morning Preparations: Our Guide for Brides and Grooms

Updated: Mar 17

Choosing the right location for your morning preparations is important in setting the tone for your wedding day and ensuring beautiful photographs. These special moments will have a lot of emotion, fun, and excitement shared by both partners.

An elegant bride wearing a white wedding gown stands in front of Clonabreany House with her smiling bridesmaids in matching dresses, surrounded by the picturesque landscape of Kells, County Meath

A stunning bride at Clonabreany House in Kells, County Meath, experiencing a heartfelt and emotional moment

How to ensure everything goes smoothly?

With a bit of planning and with the help of the tips in this getting ready article, you will be well on your way to a bridal morning to remember! Remember to check out our infographic checklist at the end for what to pack in your wedding bag.

One important aspect that couples often consider when choosing the location for their morning preparations is whether to opt for the comfort and familiarity of their own cozy home or select a wedding venue for this special part of the day. Let's explore both options to help you make an informed decision.

A bride filled with awe and emotion during her first look at Clonabreany House in Kells, County Meath

A heartfelt and memorable moment as the bride shares an inspiring and emotional first look with her father

The bride embraces her father with an emotional response as she sees him for the first time, filled with sentiment and joy

Wedding Venue:

Many couples book a bridal suite or hotel room for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready. This provides a spacious and comfortable environment with lots of natural light for makeup and hair preparations. It's convenient as you won't have to worry about transportation between different locations. However, you need to confirm with your venue to see when they'll allow you to arrive on the day of. Sometimes, you may need to begin getting ready at an alternate location and then head to the venue for the final touches.

Home Preparation:

On the other hand, some brides prefer to get ready at their own home or the home of a family member or friend. It offers a familiar and relaxed setting, especially for sentimental moments such as the first look with your parents and bridesmaids.

What if you plan to get ready at separate locations?

If you plan to get ready at separate locations, you don't need to worry about hiring a second photographer to cover both locations during the morning of your wedding, provided that the distance between the locations is no more than 10-15 minutes. Our comprehensive packages already include a second photographer, offering more value for your money.

Having two photographers ensures that we capture those special moments and provides an extra set of eyes throughout the day. It allows us to cover more ground and make sure nothing important is missed. That's on of the Advantages of Having Two Wedding Photographers.

The groomsman is captured in a moment of surprise and delight as he sees the groom for the first time, reflecting the joy and excitement of the occasion

 In this captivating moment, the groom stands out with an undeniable glow, emanating happiness and anticipation on this significant day

How important is Candid and Natural Style for your morning preparations?:

Choosing our candid and natural style of photography and videography for your morning preparations ensures a relaxed and unobtrusive experience. Our photographers blend into the background, capturing moments as they unfold without interrupting the natural flow of the day. This approach allows you and your loved ones to be fully present and enjoy the moments without feeling self-conscious or posed.


Image: A visually appealing wedding checklist with neatly organized items and icons, designed to help ensure you have all the necessary preparations for your special day. Save it to your camera roll for easy access

We hope you enjoyed all our tips and ideas for where to get ready on the morning of your wedding! Remember, the key is to choose a location where you feel comfortable and relaxed. Plan ahead, stay organized, and enjoy getting ready for your special day.

Have we met yet?

We are Damian and Victoria, a married couple and candid wedding photographers in Dublin. We were once in the same position as you, planning our wedding and ensuring we chose the right photography and video team to capture the happiest day of our lives.

We are thrilled to meet you and learn all about your love story and wedding plans! This job is our passion, and our couples are the reason for it. Click the button below to get started. Either Victoria or Damian will respond to your message within 24 hours. We can't wait to hear from you!

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