This is one of the questions I get asked most when it comes to Wedding Days, and I cannot stress the importance of determining a location that will accommodate all of your needs. I’ve broken down a few keys tips to keep in mind when selecting a location.
Proximity to Ceremony or First Look
Being relatively close to your Ceremony or First Look location will leave less-stress on the Big Day, knowing you don’t have to travel 45 minutes across down (+ not to mention the possibility of untimely traffic). As comfortable as it is to get ready at home, perhaps selecting a location closer to the festivities is something to consider.
This is KEY! If you have a large wedding party, and only a one-bedroom apartment, it might be a tough squeeze for everyone to be changing, getting hair and makeup done + trying to grab a bite to eat. Having ample space makes the hectic morning, seem a little less hectic. Plus, more space, means more room to breathe!
If you are looking to have your Hair & Makeup come to you (which is something I highly recommend) ensure there is enough outlets to accommodate everyone. If it is possible, have hair in one room, and makeup in another to help to ease the stress. Creating a timeline of who is getting which service done at a time is also helpful in keeping things organized. (Can you tell we are big on lists here?!)
Your Photographers will agree with me here - having natural light really sets the stage for your morning and your photos. If you are looking to hang your dress for photos, a large window is usually a great place for this (think a large living room window). Plus, natural light for your Makeup Artist is also very helpful! Try and stay on the main level, and not in a basement, if possible.
A few other Wedding Morning Tips we Recommend:
Order in Platters or Pre-make platters for both sides of the wedding party - no sauces and no chocolate :) Having food around is so important
Also have lots of Water and Hydration available, especially during the hot summer months
Have all of your Wedding Details set out the night before - this includes jewellery, shoes, perfume etc. to ensure you don’t miss photos of any special detail once your Photographer arrives
A few recommendations in the Kingsville & Winery Route Area for you to consider:
A few recommendations in the Leamington area for you to consider: