Photo Checklist. A Must.

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It is the most important day of your life (besides having your first kid) so no doubt, you’ll want to have beautiful photos to keep. Unless your photographer can read your mind, there may be parts of the day and certain details that you consider as vital but s/he will have missed out. In order to avoid disappointment and to ensure you’re on the same page, send your photographer a checklist of essential shots and examples of photos that you like. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you’re a bridezilla. You’re just organised.

Before the ceremony:-
1. Wedding dress (hanging up)
2. Bride’s shoes
3. Bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets
4. Bride having hair and make-up done
5. Mother of the bride buttoning or zipping up the bride’s wedding dress
6. Bride in her wedding dress
7. Bride with her bridesmaids
8. Bride with her parents and sibilings
Gift from Bride to Groom, parents or other members of the bridal party
Groom getting ready with groomsmen
Groom with best man
12. Groom with groomsmen
13. Groom with parents and siblings
14. Groom and groomsmen making their way to the ceremony
15. Close up shot of the wedding bands 

At the Ceremony:
1. Guests walking into ceremony room
2. Groomsmen escorting guests
3. Ceremony program cards (if any)
4. Groom and best man at the altar
5. Bride walking down with escort
6. Bride’s escort giving her away
7. Bride and groom exchanging vows
8. Ring ceremony
9. Close up of the couple’s kiss
10. Signing of the register
11. Candid shots of family members and other guests as they watch
12. Bride and groom walking up the aisle
13. Bridal party walking up the aisle
14. Newlyweds outside ceremony site

Photo session:
1. Formal photos with guests
2. Bride and groom only photos
3. Bouquet toss

At the Reception:
1. Photos of the interior before guests get seated
2. Seating plan
3. Guestbook and guests signing
4. Tables laid for dinner
5. Place/Name card on plates
6. Flowers or other details on table
8. Br
ide and groom entering for the reception
9. Bride and groom mingling with guests
10. Speeches with toasts
11. Bride and groom cutting the cake
12. Bride and groom’s first dance
13. Bride and father dancing
14. Guests dancing
15. Guests mingling

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