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Should I Send an Invitation to My Wedding Photographer?

July 12, 2012

This is going to be a really short post, so I’m going to get straight to the point…

You’ve probably wondered if you should send a save-the-date and invitation to your wedding vendors. While I can’t speak for anyone else, there’s actually one good reason why you should sent them to your photographer – he or she can photograph them so there’s one fewer thing to remember to bring on your wedding day. Believe it or not, a lot of people forget despite my numerous reminders. There are so many things to bring, from the obvious ones (your wedding dress, shoes, jewelry, etc.) to the miscellaneous (see 10 Wedding Details You Don’t Want to Forget), it only takes an envelop and a stamp to cross that on your to-do list.

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When sending your invitations and RSVPs to your wedding photographer, if your envelope has any design on/in it, or if you used a wax seal stamp, make sure you send an extra clean one so when your photographer opens it, it won’t be ruined; or put everything in a bigger regular envelope so everything in it is nice and clean.

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One more reason you should send it to your photographer is so that he/she can pick a meal preference in advance so it saves your planner or venue coordinator’s trouble to find out last minute. What if your photographer’s allergic to certain kinds of food? (just FYI, I’m not allergic to anything.)

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Thanks to all my awesome couples who sent me their save-the-dates and invitations :) You guys rock!


Check out more wedding planning tips from a photographer’s perspective to ensure you have the most amazing wedding photos.