Thanking those special people in your life who have stood up with you – parents, family and your wedding party attendants – deserve a special thanks for being an important part of your special day.
Knowing that you and your fiance are not the only ones who will look fabulous that day, makes this gift idea so special. Attendants have their hair done, their makeup done and are looking good. Why not make this day last for them. Your parents and the groom’s parents are formally attired. Dad is in a tuxedo!!! The men in the bridal party are looking fine. Your gift to each of them? A professionally done individual photograph taken by your wedding photographer. Make it a head shot of each person.
Chances are many have never (or at least recently) had a professional head shot photo taken of themselves. Why not provide them with one on a day they are likely to look wonderful.
Photographers are unlikely to care what they are directed to shoot. Make arrangements with him/her well in advance of the wedding. These photos will likely be shot prior to the ceremony. Advance notice will enable the photographer to plan time and place for the photos (against a plain backdrop- not the church).
You can plan it as a surprise or alert the wedding party in advance. Your choice. But gifting people who matter to you with a professionally done formal headshot for passports, ID cards or social-networking pages is a great gift and one to be appreciated. It is a lovely way to say thank you for being part of our important day.