Everything You Need for Your Wedding Detail Photos
You worked so hard to select all of the details of your wedding day, and your wedding detail photos are where they get their own moment to shine! Your photographer will often capture your detail photos right when they first arrive, which is typically when you're getting ready. Having them set aside ahead of time makes it easy to hand them over and let your photographer get to work while you enjoy your wedding morning. You can get this organized in the weeks leading up to your wedding day. Here is what I recommend including!
Start with your invitations, and not just the invite itself, include all of the pieces of your invitation suite! This may include the invite, envelope, RSVP card, detail card, stamps, etc.
Then think of the details you're wearing - your veil, shoes, jewelry, tie, watch, cufflinks, etc.
Your rings (and your ring box if you've selected one!) I recommend coordinating with your photographer to have both rings where the details are happening, before being passed off to whoever is in charge of them for your wedding ceremony.
Florals. Some florals you may want to include are your bouquet, boutonnière, etc. but something that goes a long way in your detail photos is having loose floral stems as well! This is something you have to request from your florist ahead of time, and they may or may not charge you for a small bundle of loose floral stems.
Another note on florals: if you'd like them included in your detail photos, make sure they are being delivered in time! A lot of times florals are being delivered closer to ceremony and by then it is too late to include them in your detail photos, which are often happening as soon as your photographer arrives for getting ready.
Personal items like wedding morning letters, cards, and vow booklets.
Cosmetics. If you've selected any special perfumes, lipsticks, etc. these are great to include.
Your wedding outfit - on a clean hanger. Your photographer will often take your wedding outfit for a photo of it's own before you get dressed. Make sure it's on a nice hanger, especially if you're picking up your outfit from the dry cleaners before your big day!
Alcohol, cigars, etc. Some wedding days include a toast of a special bottle of champagne, whiskey, or the smoking of a special cigar. These items can be a part of the story of your wedding day, and are therefore super fun and personal additions to your details.
Decor pieces, favors, etc. (especially if they tie into the overall theme of your wedding day!) small decor pieces, favors, cocktail napkins, and more can really tie the overall vibe of your wedding day back into your detail photos.
Above all, remember your detail photos are all about the details of your wedding day. Include what you have, but don't sweat it if you aren't including some of the items of this list!