When I chat with brides, one of the frequent questions I address is the issue of a bridal session. I offer bridal sessions in all my packages because I believe them to be extremely important! I could talk for hours on the subject, but here are five key reasons you should don the dress for a pre-wedding day photo session:
1. Put your style on trial
You've been scouring Pinterest and wedding magazines, you know just how you want your hair coiffed and the exact lipstick color to compliment your style - but what you don't know is just how long achieving this look is going to take. By giving you and your stylist a trial run, you'll know exactly how much time to allot on your wedding day. You'll also know how well your style will hold up through all the hugs, dancing, and celebrating throughout your big day.
2. Kiss the Groom
Let's face it, his face when he see's you for the first time all dolled up in your wedding attire is something you want to remember. By arranging a first look at the start of your bridal session, you can pick the exact setting and lighting this magic moment takes place, and have images to document his sweet reaction.
3. Dress de-stress
You cried when you first tried it on. Every alteration appointment only made you more giddy with anticipation, and you can't wait to feel like royalty on your wedding day. Taking your dress for a spin before then is the best way to figure out the nuances of your gown. How the bustle works, how long it takes to get in and out, and how easily you can maneuver in your dream dress. All these things can help you relax on your wedding day.
4. Weather the storm
Mother nature is unpredictable, and there is always a chance she'll decide to surprise you with some less-than ideal weather on your wedding day. What if your wedding day brings on the downpour of the century? No problem, you already have photos in perfect weather which means, again, you can rest easy because you were prepared.
5. Switch it, change it, re-arrange it
Can't decide if you want your hair up, down, or somewhere in between? No problem. Let that hair fly long and loose for your bridal session, and spin it up for the wedding day. It's your wedding, no reason you should have to compromise!