Wedding Day Details: The Things You Should Include!

April 25, 2023

Lauren Krekelberg

Our Thoughts

To get those “Pinterest worthy” flat-lay details photos read on!

You put a lot of time and effort into perfectly designing your wedding day. And not just the big stuff like the vows you’re going to say, the food and drink you and your guests will enjoy, and the overall timeline of the day. But also all the small things that alone might seem unimportant, but put together truly help tell the story of your day. It’s the accessories that are often overlooked that truly play a key role in your wedding day, such as the perfume you chose specifically for this day, the earrings you scoured Etsy for hours for, the family heirloom clutch your grandma and your mom used on their big days, and the invitation suite you designed to perfectly compliment your day of decor.

Photographing all the various wedding day details and setting up flat-lays are something that should be built into your timeline because they can take at least 30 minutes to do well. And that is assuming all the details are present in the getting ready suite when photography coverage starts. That’s why we like to send our clients a wedding week guide to remind them to put together a box of all their details for these photos specifically!

So what kind of items should you include in your day-of details box:

Any and all paper products:

  • Invitation suite
  • Save-the-dates
  • Wedding day program
  • Handwritten letters to each other
  • Vows
  • Seating cards
  • Menus

Bridal accessories:

  • Jewelry: earrings, necklace, bracelet
  • Garter
  • Clutch
  • Lipstick
  • Perfume
  • Shoes
  • Veil
  • Engagement ring and wedding band
  • Dress
  • Dress hanger

Groom accessories:

  • Cufflinks
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Tie
  • Suspenders or belt
  • Wedding band

Miscellaneous items:

  • Ring box
  • Vow books
  • Vintage photos from family weddings
  • Flask
  • Pocketwatch
  • Fabric swatches from bridesmaids dresses or tailored off pieces of wedding dress
  • Ribbons/fabrics that compliment your wedding theme colors

Couple of extra tips from the pros:

Have the florist include some loose stems of flowers or flower petals in what they bring and make sure they deliver before your photographer starts their coverage, or at least soon after they arrive.

Bring things that are meaningful to you but ultimately things that compliment your wedding theme. Things that tell the story of you as a couple pre-wedding, wedding day, and into your future are incredible things to include!

Wedding detail photos are such a unique way to tell the story of your wedding day through inanimate but incredibly important objects. And photographers LOVE getting super creative with these photos, so the more the merrier on the stuffs you can include for them!

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