Today’s blog post is specifically for brides who are getting married in a big city! While the logistics of having your wedding in a city can be a little more tricky than for weddings in the country, the right amount of pre-planning can make things so much less stressful.
My huge tip that will help ensure things go smoothly is to be sure that you invest in transportation! Especially if you’re getting married in a location that is different from your getting ready or reception space and you want to do photos in one or more different places.
1. Everyone can travel together
Having a limo or shuttle to get you and your bridal party from point A to point B means you won’t have to stress if people get lost or if traffic holds them up. If traffic holds you up, at least you’ll all be together. Having everyone ride together to your portrait locations helps make things simpler and allows us more time for photos since we aren’t waiting for people to arrive.
2. No worrying about parking
If you and your bridal party drive several cars to the reception or portrait location you have to worry about finding parking every time you go somewhere else AND paying for parking, etc. If you have a shuttle or a limo you can have your driver stop and let you all out and then circle back around to pick you up when you’re done with photos.
3. Your photogs can travel with you too!
For city weddings, we really suggest making sure there is space for us on your limo or shuttle if you want to do portraits in locations other than where the reception will be held for the same reasons listed above. It’s so much more time efficient if we’re with you and not trying to find a parking space in city traffic.
In general, it’s a really good idea to let us know if you are using transportation and chat with us about your ideas for your portrait locations in advance so that we can best assist you in choosing great spots for photos and ensure that the timeline has plenty of time on it for all that you’re hoping to get in.
We also suggest limiting your locations to 1-2 max so that we are spending more time photographing you guys and less time traveling around town. Also, be sure to research whether there are any festivals, marathons, etc happening the weekend of your wedding that might cause congestion so that you can build enough time into your timeline to still get everything you want! If you’re a KNP couple, feel free to reach out to us to help with this!