Today, I want to introduce you to something you may not have considered yet, but I believe it can significantly enhance your wedding weekend experience. Imagine starting off your wedding festivities with a relaxed gathering of your closest loved ones, enjoying delicious food and drinks in a picturesque setting, all while capturing beautiful memories with a professional photographer. That’s the magic of having a photographer at your Friday Bridal Luncheon. Allow me to explain why this is an opportunity worth considering.
What exactly is a Bridal Luncheon?
First things first, let’s talk about what a pre-wedding bridal luncheon is. Essentially, it’s a gathering of the bride and her closest friends and family members, usually held a day or two before the wedding. It’s a time to relax, enjoy good food and drink, and celebrate the upcoming celebration. It’s also a great opportunity for the bride to thank her loved ones for their support and to honor the women who threw the party for her.
Okay but why should I have a photographer there? Isn’t that overkill?
Now, you might be thinking, “why on earth would I want a photographer there?” Well, here’s the thing: having a photographer at your bridal luncheon can actually make the event even more special. Here’s a list of the top reasons why having a photographer at your bridal luncheon is a good idea!
For one thing, it gives you and your guests a chance to get comfortable with me as your photographer in a more relaxed setting. I find that when I’m able to spend more time with my clients and their loved ones, everyone becomes more at ease and natural in front of the camera. This, in turn, leads to more personal and story-telling photographs.
Another benefit of having a photographer at your bridal luncheon is that it allows you to capture some truly candid and emotional moments. Think about it: your closest female friends and family members are all gathered together, filled with excitement, reminiscing about old times and celebrating your upcoming wedding. There are often heartfelt speeches, tears of joy, and lots of laughter. By having a photographer there to document it all, you’ll be able to relive those moments over and over again.
Honoring the women who threw the party.
Finally, having a photographer at your bridal luncheon is a great way to honor the women who threw the party for you. They put in so much time and effort to make sure the event was perfect, so why not give them a lasting gift in return? By providing them with beautiful, professional photographs of the day, you’ll be able to show your appreciation in a way that they’ll never forget.
You only get to do this once – there are no re-do’s!
I’ve been lucky enough to work as a wedding photographer for almost 20 years and in that time, I’ve come to truly believe that having a photographer at your pre-wedding bridal luncheon is over looked hidden gem of an idea. It allows you and your loved ones to get comfortable with the photographer, capture candid and emotional moments, and honor the women who threw the party for you. If you’re still on the fence about it, just remember: these are memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. Why not make sure they’re captured in the best way possible?
What would the photos look like?
Here are a few examples of some images I was able to capture at Bistro 31 (a really perfect spot for a bridal luncheon in Highland Park Village in Dallas Texas!