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Must have wedding pictures

Wedding pictures are the most precious tangible memories you could have. It is something you will be showing for generations and you want to be proud of them, right? Therefore, the Wedbox team has prepared for you a list of pictures you cannot forget to take and some tips to make your pictures look awesome and natural. The decision is up to you: either you want to have a professional photographer and make sure that he will take all the important pictures or you could make a game out of it and let the guests be a part of the taking pictures process by playing games like I spy with help of Wedbox.

Pictures you have to take:

Getting ready pictures:

  • Wedding dress on a hanger
  • Wedding shoes
  • Wedding ring and engagement ring together
  • Bouquet
  • Bride getting her hair and makeup done
  • Pre-wedding toast
  • Bride with mom
  • Bride with maid of honour
  • Bride with siblings
  • Mother helping with clothing/zipping dress/putting veil on


  • Father’s first look at the bride
  • Parents of the bride
  • Bride leaving for ceremony
  • Groom tying his tie
  • Groom and his best man
  • Groom and his parents
  • Groom with siblings
  • Groom putting on the boutonniere
  • Groom leaving for ceremony


Ceremony pictures:

  • Ceremony place (church, outdoor…)
  • Ceremony decorations (flowers, ribbons etc.)
  • Guests arriving
  • Wedding program
  • Officiant
  • Guests sitting down
  • Families walking down the aisle
  • Maid of honour and Best man walking down the aisle
  • Groom walking down the aisle
  • Bride and father waiting for walking out
  • Bride with her father walking down the aisle


  • Groom’s reaction to bride
  • Close up of father and bride
  • Father giving bride to a groom
  • Groom and bride’s first embrace
  • Officiant starting the ceremony
  • Overall ceremony with a couple, officiant, witnesses
  • Couple’s reactions when saying yes
  • Rings exchange
  • First kiss
  • Reactions of families
  • Bride and groom walking out


Portrait pictures: 

  • Bride and groom
  • Bride with her family/extended family
  • Bride and groom with her family
  • Groom with his family/extended family
  • Bride and groom with his family
  • Bride with maid of honour
  • Bride with best man
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  • Groom with best man
  • Bride and groom with both witnesses (maid of honour, best man)
  • Bride with siblings
  • Groom with siblings
  • Bride and groom with siblings/cousins
  • Bride with parents/grandparents
  • Groom with parents/grandparents


Reception pictures:

  • Name tags/cards
  • Appetizers
  • Bride and groom entrance
  • Decorations
  • Cake
  • Band or DJ
  • Favors
  • First dance
  • Father daughter dance
  • Mother son dance


  • Toasts
  • Reactions to toasts
  • Dancing shots
  • Bride and groom dancing
  • Bouquet toss
  • Pictures of every table
  • Cake cutting
  • Parents dancing
  • Champagne toasts

Did you like our must-have pictures list? Then you must see our wedding checklist!!!


  • If you want to have nice portrait of your hands with your rings, check your fiance’s fingernails the day before wedding.
  • Smiling will be easier and more realistic if you will use a bit of vaseline on the front of your teeth.
  • Your “getting ready” pictures will be nicer if they will be done in a room full of natural sunlight and if it is too light then use some fabric on the windows.
  • Be careful of dark eye makeup because even though it may look stylish your eyes won’t be that visible on picture. Rather use help of a professional makeup artist.
  • If you have spent a lot for your dress, then let them show off by holding your bouquet at your waist height.
  • Don’t forget to eat on your wedding day! Your dress will fit better, you will have more fun and therefore the pictures will look better.
  • Don’t wear bra the morning of your wedding since it could leave marks.
  • Don’t pose in every situation, it could look fake on the pictures.
  • If you are having professional photo shooting before or after wedding, choose more locations in case of rain or other problems that might appear. Be prepared!!!
  • For more beautiful portraits we would recommend photo booth ideas.

If you are having some other ideas, please share it with us and other wedding couples 🙂

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