This is a little photographer secret. You know those gorgeous details of wedding rings, bands and magazine-worthy eye candy? They are strategically planned. Every photographer (and even if yours doesn’t ask you for it, they should need it too) should have a copy of your invitation suite, even if you didn’t splurge and got custom made ones, especially if they are of a neutral color and have beautiful lettering.
One of the keys in having a cohesive look is color coordination, just like on the wedding day décor, I am looking for connecting elements to photograph your details. If I use the same elements in all the various detail shots, all the images will look more high end and pair together very beautifully and seamlessly. I like to start with a picture of the whole set, with all the cards, envelopes and hopefully, floral elements and/or your veil. This is especially important if the room you are getting ready in has no neutral tones anywhere. In that case, your invitations can become my background for close ups and will tie everything together just like mentioned above.
In my bridal guide, I include a detailed list of items you can add to your “kit”, so don’t think your invitations are only for show, they can make a huge impact on how your details look and a little secret is that they will look gorgeous later on, on an album spread. Below are a few examples of invitation suites being used.