How many bridal boutiques did you visit before finding the perfect wedding dress? How many invitation suite options did you consider before deciding what stationary to send to your guests? How much time did you spend working with your florist to design your bouquet? How many hours have you spent looking for wedding inspiration on Pinterest or working with a wedding stylist or coordinator to bring your dream wedding to life?
If you’re like most brides, the answer to these questions is the same. A LOT!
While the little details of your wedding may not seem like a big deal to you, you have/will put a ton of time into planning your wedding and thinking about these details. Because you’ve worked hard, your detail items (no matter how small) deserve to be captured! After all, these little details are part of your wedding story!
To help ensure that you love your wedding detail photos and that every memento is captured, here’s a checklist for wedding detail photos!
Now, I’ll be honest with you. Your big day is every bit as much your groom’s big day, but capturing his details can be considered optional.
While a lot of effort and likely several shopping trips go into choosing the perfect wedding dress and other bridal details, the groom’s details and attire are typically rented from a tux shop and aren’t quite as sentimental as bridal details.
My brides rarely opt to have groom details photographed unless the details are of some kind of significance (e.g. a watch the bride gives the groom as a wedding gift, cufflinks that the groom’s father also wore at his wedding, etc.), but if you like, here are a few groom details to consider having photographed!
Don’t get too caught up on this one, because your photographer will likely have ribbon and other styling items that he/she can use to bring the aesthetic of your wedding details together.
But, if you have coordinating ribbon, leftover pieces from centerpieces or other decor, or any other items you think your photographer might find useful, go ahead and give these things to your photographer.
Your photographer can absolutely use the decorative items he/she already has, but if you have styling details you can share, share them. This will help make sure the style of your entire day is consistent.
While the checklist for wedding detail photos listed above will help you get started, remember that this is YOUR wedding day!
If there are any other details that are important to you, simply let your photographer know, and he/she can be sure to capture them.
Again, I know that the details from your big day may not seem particularly important to you now, but I hope you’ll make wedding detail photos a priority for a few reasons:
While you can absolutely have your wedding dress and bouquet preserved, many of your details—like your invitations—will eventually fade and yellow.
This is unfortunate, but you can forever remember these special details by having your wedding photographer capture these details on camera!
So, my friend, I hope you find this checklist for wedding detail photos helpful and will make details photos a priority on your big day!
In case this helps, here are some examples of wedding detail photos!