Engagement Sessions are one of the most fun, exciting, tiring and sometimes stressful things couples will experience in their lives.
When we featured Emman & Myla’s Bedazzling Bolinao engagement session a while back, it seems the couple gained a lot of from that experience as they had a lot to say in terms of the tips they have for others planning for their own prenup session. This is also why we have this separate post just to share their insights. Hope you enjoy and find their rundown useful too!
Here are their Engagement Session Tips that will surely make your experience a memorable one:
1) Choosing your Photographer/Videographer
Find yourselves a photographer/videographer that has a collection of wedding & prenup photos/videos that suits your preferences. Also, make sure it’s a person/group could you could trust and find easy to communicate your expectations for your prenup session with.
2) Choosing a theme. Find a prenup theme that suits our character as a couple.
This is not somebody else’s prenup session — it’s yours. Each couple has a unique quality & characteristic of their relationship that can be showcased during the prenup. Use those qualities during your brainstorming.
3) Collaborate with your suppliers
If you are having a hard time thinking & choosing what to do in your prenup, work with your photographer/videographer and surely they could find you a theme that would fit your preferences.
4) Work within your budget
Think of the things you love most. If you think it’s worth doing, then go for it. Every couple has their own budget for each item in their wedding list – including the prenup session. If you think that it will exceed your estimates, then find an alternative where you can achieve the same output. You might not know it, but it might turn out better than your original plan.
5) Prepare food and other necessities
If you can bring/prepare your own food, water, and snacks for your group, do it. It’s cheaper than eating in restaurants. Plus point is you’ll get to have bonding moments with your suppliers.
6) Mind your team
Take care of the team you’re bringing to the location, not only in terms of food but also their comfort. A well-conditioned team will surely give you good output, the best output even.
7) Be on time
In general, whether or not you’re in the corporate world, more time means more good results. It will also give you proper time to assess things and help you come up with better plans & decisions.
8) Get a hair & makeup artist
This will help ease things up for you and your partner to be more handsome & beautiful for your session. Because if you are planning not to have a makeup artist for the shoot, be prepared for some hard work in doing your makeup & fixing your hair. (We opted not to get one due to travel & budget constraints, but we were able to finish the shoot with the photos that we liked)
The last and most important one: Don’t forget to enjoy this activity. We know that in the end, we are doing this because it’s all about showing how you love each other and how you guys are having fun together. It’s just like documenting it through videos & photographs, which in time will serve as memories worth sharing with our family & loved ones.
Now this last one is on us, The Top Knotters
10) Get a stylist.
If it still fits your budget, and especially if neither one of you are that much into crafts, arts or styling, it will do a world of difference to hire a stylist to make the planning and execution of your desired look much easier for you and the rest of your team.