If you want those Pinterest-worthy shots of your invitation and ring, then you gotta read this! | How To Get The Best Invitation Flatlays from a Wedding
We're MAJOR fans of those flatlay shots that show off your invitation suite, your vows, your rings, and all the teeny tiny details that help make your wedding beautiful and special to you two, but we realize that those shots don't just happen overnight. While we encourage photographers to bring their own styling kit and we have one, sometimes you're not working with a stylist and sometimes your photographer might not have that.
So here's what we think you need to hand over to your photographer so they can get those epic shots for you (that will have the world pinning for years to come and show off the work of your talented vendors)...
Bring. All. The. Things. Hand over a box or a bag of all the goods. Here's what to hand over:
invite and the works like addressed envelopes, envelopes, liners, invites, save the dates, RSVP cards, and whatever else (we suggest packing two of everything so that your photographer or stylist can really dig in and be creative!) (AND) (if you didn't have all of your guest envelopes hand-addressed, we get it, that's fine, we're all on a budget of some sort! BUT! what you can do is get a couple done really nice by your stationer or a hand-letterer--this will TOTALLY make the flatlay shine!)
ribbon (if you have the rest of your spool from your bouquet or a little extra, it's always fun to incorporate those textures into your flatlay)
extra blooms/greenery (we like to budget in a smidge extra to de-head some flowers and use them in the flatlays--it really ties in your design and gives a elevated element)
placecards and menus and all that jazz (feel free to ask your photographer to snag these from the head table and add those in for a personalized touch
postage stamps (if these are already on your envelopes, that's fine, but if not, leave them loose--and also keep in mind that while you might've used basic USPS postage, maybe snag some vintage or more unique ones for the flatlay)
ring box/dish (if you have one of these, maybe it's new or maybe it's a family heirloom, bring it!)
rings (your photographer will DEF ask for these)
We totally hope this helped you! Feel free to be creative--jewelry, love notes, vows, anything personal to you two, bring it! This is YOUR day and you want to look back on the images and think "Damn, that's totally us!"