A pre wedding shoot checklist? Yes, you read it just right! While your wedding planning checklist may have a lot more important things to consider, know that your pre wedding shoot needs a proper planning as well. After all, you would not want your romantic film to have any loopholes and it being ruined by any last minute hassle or on-shoot problems. So, how about creating a checklist which would help you plan your pre wedding perfectly right from choosing a pre wedding location to choosing the outfits and hiring makeup artists and photographer. 

Not sure where to begin? Well, fret not!

Swear by the ultimate pre wedding shoot checklist and have a fun and romantic photoshoot with your BAE!

Pre Wedding Shoot Checklist Before The Shoot

1. Choose A Pre Wedding Location

This is the most important thing to consider before you start planning your pre wedding shoot. Also, consider deciding your BUDGET. Because, your pre wedding location will be largely based on the amount you are willing to spend. While some of you may want to plan a destination pre wedding shoot, some may do it locally. 

Once you have decided or short-listed the locations, check if the places are available on chargeable basis or free of cost. Another important thing to keep in mind is to make the required bookings- travel arrangements to reach the destination, booking the venue along with a green room. 

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Also, you may want to Know How Much A Pre Wedding Shoot Cost.

2. Hire A Pre Wedding Photographer

Yet another important thing on your pre wedding shoot checklist should be hiring a professional photographer. Remember to choose your photographer wisely as he will make or break the pre wedding shoot. 

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Know How To Choose The Right Photographer For Your Pre Wedding Shoot Here.

Also, check out These Top Pre Wedding Shoot Photographers In India.

3. Book A Makeup Artist

Well, you surely need a MUA to give you picture-perfect looks for each of your pre wedding outfits. Make sure you book your makeup artist at least 2 months before your scheduled pre wedding shoot to avoid any last minute hassle. Also, don’t forget to take a makeup trial or discuss what kind of looks you are looking forward to including hair styling and makeup.

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Looking for a makeup artist? Check out The Best Makeup Artists In India

4. Book your Manicure Sessions

Make sure your nails look nice and neat for the photoshoot as lots of pre wedding pictures include close shots of couples holding hands and the rings. And, not having your nails manicured could ruin your shots.

5. Have A Back Up Plan

Well, be prepared for worst case scenarios as well. Make sure you have a plan B, in case of unpleasant weather or other unfortunate circumstances that could cause your plans to change on the day of the shoot.

6. Choose Your Outfits

Well, your pre wedding shoot checklist is surely incomplete without 3-4 pair of outfits for both the bride and the groom. Make sure your outfits are sync with each other and the theme and location of your pre wedding shoot. 

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ShaadiWish Tip: Plan a visit to your pre wedding photographer and discuss the theme of your pre-wedding shoot which will help you shop for your outfits correctly. 

7. Get Your Props Ready Beforehand

Make a list of props that would go well with your pre-wedding shoot theme. Buy or rent these props some days before so that you won’t face any problems on the day of the shoot.

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8. Plan Your Pre Wedding Shoot Poses

Instead of your photographer telling you to recreate those cheesy or awkward couple poses, plan some out-of-the box poses with your BAE. It’s helpful if you are camera-shy as you can practice those shots with your partner beforehand and feel a bit more confident on the day of the shoot.

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Also, take inspiration from The Best Pre Wedding Shoot Ideas Which Were Trending In the Year 2019.

Checklist For The Day Of The Shoot

Even after a full-proof pre wedding planning, forgetting any of the essentials on the day of the shoot can mess up your pre wedding. Therefore, make sure to carry the following list of things at your pre wedding shoot location.

1. Matching Accessories And Jewellery

Of course jewellery and matching accessories are important to jazz up your look. Make sure you carry earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and other accessories for each of your outfits. 

2. Facial Blotter And Wet Tissues

You are sure to shed some sweat, thanks to ]tons of retakes and different couple poses you will have to keep making. Having facial blotters and wet tissues by your side will give you some relief.

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3. Mini Makeup Kit

While your makeup artist will carry her makeup kit along with her, don’t forget carrying the basic makeup essentials with you including a makeup remover.

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4. Safety Pins And Hair Pins

Always have safety pins and hairpins handy to save yourself from unfortunate situations. 

5. First-Aid Kit

Pre wedding shoots are tiring. A sudden headache or any other minor health issues can ruin your photoshoot. So, carry a small first aid kit with basic medications that would be helpful in giving an instant relief.

6. Comfortable Slippers

Bring a comfort shoe or slipper along with your heels as you need to walk a lot at outdoor photoshoots.

7. Easy To Eat Snacks And Straws

Last but not least, if your shoot is scheduled for more than 3 hours, definitely bring snacks along. Eating the snacks in between the shots will give you renewed energy for posing. Also, don’t forget to stay hydrated during the shoot. P.S. carry a straw to drink water with.

So, make sure you adhere to this awesome pre wedding shoot checklist to have a memorable pre wedding shoot of your dreams!

Shivangi Goel
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