Must Have Detail Photos on Your Wedding Day

Wedding Tips

The big day has finally arrived and you’ve spent an incredible amount of time, energy, and money on picking out all the beautiful things to make your wedding feel like you. Those beautiful details deserved to be photographed and preserved to be remembered forever! Before your photographer arrives on your wedding day, below is a list of items you may want to gather for your detail photos. These lovely images are going to be the perfect introduction or scene-setting visuals to start off your wedding album. Think of them like a teaser of all the beauty that is to come!


Here are some items for the Bride to gather:

  • Dress (on a nice hanger)
  • Veil/ hair pieces
  • Rings
  • Ring boxes
  • Shoes
  • Bouqet
  • Jewelry
  • Perfume
  • Vows
  • Invitation suite
  • Borrowed & blue items
  • Copies of any special ceremony/reception items such as custom escort cards
  • Wedding favors
  • Gift for your partner (if any)


Here are some items for the Groom to gather:

  • Jacket (on a nice hanger)
  • Tie/bowtie
  • Boutonniere
  • Cufflinks
  • Watch
  • Shoes
  • Cologne
  • Vows
  • Gift for your partner (if any)

Add some florals

If you are looking for a way to really make these wedding day detail photos shine, then I highly recommend asking your florist to bring you extra floral clippings and leftover ribbon from your arrangements or bouquets. Styling your details with these make such a dramatic difference and adding in those fresh elements are always a good idea! If you florist doesn’t anticipate any leftovers, you could also ask for a small styling bouquet (think of this like an extra toss-bouquet size- just enough to get the make flowers and greenery to use for the photos).

Time Saving Tip

One more tip is to delegate the gathering of these items to your Maid of Honor or Best Man. Simply print out this list and ask them to place all the items in once place before your photographer arrives. That way they can get started right away with no delay!

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