Don’t forget to take these wedding photos! Today we’re sharing the list of the must-have wedding photos every couple needs to have on their list for the day of. Make sure you pin, bookmark, whatever you have to do to keep this list close at hand!
Download This List: Click here for these must-have wedding photos as a downloadable pdf
This is one of the best: seeing the bride for the first time!
Pre-Ceremony Wedding Photos
-Bridal Party: photos of getting ready / hair and makeup / robes or PJs / giving out gifts / opening the Letters to the Bride book
NOTE: For complete getting-ready photos, see: 18 Must-Have Getting Ready Photos
-Bride putting on her dress
-Reaction of bridesmaids when they see the bride in her gown
-Bride’s father’s reaction when he sees his daughter in her gown
-Mom putting on veil
-Groomsmen: playing pool or sitting around before getting ready / getting ready / pinning boutonnieres / putting on jackets / giving out gifts
-The First Look
-Groom with groomsmen
-Groom with parents
-Bride with bridesmaids
-Bride with parents
-Entire wedding party with bride and groom
-Procession – photo of each person in the aisle procession
-Groom’s face as he sees the bride walking down the aisle
-Moment when father of the bride gives bride away
-Moment when declared husband and wife
-Grand exit (+ Tossing of confetti / blowing bubbles / etc. if necessary)
-Signing the marriage certificate
Formal Must-Have Wedding Photos
-Bride and Groom portraits
-Bride and groom with bride’s parents, with groom’s parents, and then with grandparents
-The Grand Entrance: photos of the bride + groom, bridal party members as they arrive
-Photo of everyone seated at the head table
-Speech / toast from the Best Man
-Speech / toast from the Maid of Honor
-Father of the Bride and Bride dance
-Mother of the Groom and Groom dance
-Grand exit (sparkler exit, glow stick exit, etc.)
-Bride and groom leaving
Extras: The Details
-The Bride’s Bouquet
-Ceremony venue (and aisle decorations)
-The Bridal Gown (on hanger, if applicable)
-The Bridesmaid Dresses and Bridal Gown hanging
-The bride’s accessories: veil, ring, shoes, garter, bridal clutch, etc.
-The groom’s accessories: suit, tie, shoes, socks, cufflinks, boutonniere, watch, etc.
-Flower girl basket
-Escort card / welcome table
And there you have it: the must-have wedding photos to add to your list!
Essential Wedding Pictures
Which wedding pictures would you add to our list of must-haves? Which wedding photos are essentials? Tell us in the comment box below!
P.S. Want to download this list? You can download it here to keep with you in your wedding planning book! :)