Again, there’s a lot of room to get creative. I’ve crunched in bathtubs, stood on toilets and sinks, and crawled on window ledges to get the shot – but, ideally, you find a place that has enough space to get the essential photos. If you are stuck in a small space, try to make sure it’s as empty as possible – a hotel room where the only space by a window is a giant king bed and less than a foot of walking area on either side can definitely make for some beautiful bridal portraits, but absolutely nothing else. The bride needs a clear space to put on her dress without having to lean into or over something else in the room. You’ll want to look for a space big enough where the bridal party can get together for a photo without having to sit on each other, and also one where your photographer can be far enough away that you don’t look like you’re getting ready in a fishbowl. I know that a lot of venues have pretty limited space, but this is a big one – if you feel like your venue’s offering may be too small, definitely ask your photographer, but it may be worth it to upgrade to a hotel room or suite. Another big benefit of having a big space is that your dress can be hung in the getting ready area, saving time and also reducing the risk of people seeing your dress before the ceremony!