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Wedding Questionnaire

Please fill out the form below to share more details about your special day with us.  Clients only please.

About The Couple
Contact Phone Number for Day of Event (Bride):
Contact Phone Number for Day of Event (Groom):
Text Messages ok?
How and when did you meet?
What do you do for a living?
What are your hobbies and passions?
What is your favorite thing to do together?
List three words to describe the feel and style of your wedding.
Your Wedding
Bride Preparation Location and Time:
Groom Preparation Location and Time:
Ceremony Location:
Reception Location:
Any other locations for photos or events:
Your Vendors (Name and Phone)
Event Coordinator:
Ceremony Music:
Reception Music:
Equipment Rentals:
Guest Accommodations:
Special Transportation:
Approximate Schedule of Events: (Arrival and Departure for Ceremony and Reception, Portraits, Formal Family Photos, Cocktail Hour, etc)
How many guests are you expecting:
What type of ceremony will this be: (Formal, religious, traditional, casual, themed, etc)
Are there any guidelines or restrictions at the ceremony location?
How do you want your wedding to be shot?
formal (staged)
informal (reportage)
a mix of both
When do you want group family photos taken?
Before the ceremony
After the ceremony
At the reception
Do you want an private session with just the two of you? If so, when and where:
Pre-Ceremony: The following is typically included in the photo coverage. Check the items that are especially important to you.
Bride Gown and Shoes
Candid shots of bride and bridesmaids getting read
Bride heading to ceremony site
Best man with rings
Candid shots of groom and groomsmen getting ready
Groom heading to the ceremony site
Ceremony: The following is typically included in the photo coverage. Check the items that are especially important to you.
Exterior and interior of the ceremony site
Guests arriving
Bridal party arriving
Bride and father just before walking down aisle
Musicians performing
Processional and recessional
Groom reacting to bride
Father giving the bride away
Wide shot of the altar
reciting their vows
exchanging rings
first kiss
Bride and groom exiting their ceremony site
Bride and groom in their getaway car
Reception: The following is typically included in the photo coverage. Check the items that are especially important to you.
Bride and Groom First Dance
Father/Daughter Dance
Mother/Son Dance
Cutting the cake
Band or DJ
Guests dancing
Bouquet/Garter Toss
Candid shots throughout reception
bridal bouquet and boutonniere
Bridal gown and accessories, jewelry
Groom attire
Ceremony programs
Centerpieces or other special decor
Wedding Cake
Wedding favors
Exterior and interior shots of reception site
Table settings
Wedding party entrances
What attire will you and your wedding party be wearing? (How formal?)
Tell us about any special traditions that we should know about which will be happening on your wedding day.
Bride and Groom Portraits
Portraits of the two of you are usually taken after all other portraits are done, unless otherwise requested. This gives you a chance to spend a few moments alone and relax while we capture it. Are there any specific locations you want to have the session?
How long would you like to spend shooting the portraits?
Less than 10 minutes
10 - 20 minutes
30 - 60 minutes
Would you rather have:
More posed shots
More candid shots
An equal mix
Do you have any ideas, must have shots, shots to avoid, etc?
Family and Wedding Party
Formal portrait ideas:
Bride and groom, each alone
Bride and groom together
Bride and groom with wedding party
Bride with her family
Groom with his family
Bride and groom with bride's family
Bride and groom with groom's family
Both families together
Bride with her mother
Groom with his father
Flower girl and ring bearers
Please provide the first name of the following people if involved in portraits.
Bride's mother:
Bride's father:
Bride's sister(s):
Bride's brother(s):
Bride's grandparent(s):
Maid of Honor:
Flower girl:
Groom's mother:
Groom's father:
Groom's sister(s):
Groom's brother(s):
Groom's grandparent(s):
Best man:
Any additional divorces, deaths we should know about so as not to make anyone uncomfortable?
Anything we missed?
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