Monday, April 29, 2013

Guest Post: Wedding Party

Happy Monday all! Today I'm doing a blog swap with Wedding Party and Stephanie is blogging about fun photos to take during your engagement and wedding. I'll be blogging about pink wedding dresses over on Wedding Party's blog, so check that out and let me know what you think! :) Hope you enjoy!

Your wedding day photos are probably some of the most meaningful and gorgeous photos you'll take in your lifetime. I'm definitely of the opinion that if you're going to splurge on one thing for your wedding day, getting a great photographer who will take quality photos that you love is the best choice.

However, with all the focus on the wedding photos and the photographer, brides can sometimes forget that there are tons of other special moments you'll want to remember -- from the moment you get engaged to your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won't want to forget! Even if you're spending the big bucks on the big day for great photos, there are ton of other smaller occasions to document, like the engagement party, the first time you try on the dress, or the night before the wedding day. We've compiled a list of the best and most fun moments you'll want to capture -- from the engagement to the big day.

1. The proposal, of course!

2. A picture the bridesmaids with signs that describe their relationship to the bride:
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3. When you finally find the dress!
Say Yes to the Dress

4. A series of pictures of the bride with a sign that counts down the days to your wedding at special events (engagement dinner, bridal shower, bachelorette, etc):

5. A photo of you and your sister or best friend together at the bachelorette party. Good or bad, you'll treasure it forever!
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6. The couple and the signed marriage license:

7. A photo of you and the groom the day before the wedding:

8. A photo of your personal vows, and your significant other reading them the night before:

9. You and the groom holding your parent's wedding photos on your own day:

10. You and your bridesmaids' coffee orders on the day of the wedding:

Hopefully this gives you some great ideas of photos to capture before you walk down the aisle! Your friends and family can do a great job helping you capture the moments from this list, and many many more. So make sure that you track down and collect the photos that they take at every pre-wedding celebration -- you won't be sorry!

Stephanie Herbst works at Wedding Party, a startup that specializes in creating technology and apps for weddings. Their first service, Wedding Party, is a free app that you can download for iPhone and Android. Wedding Party lets couples collect all the wedding photos their guests take, and provides a unique, social way for guests to interact with the each other on the couple’s big day.

You can set up your own Wedding Party app here, or check out more of Stephanie’s musings on the Wedding Party blog.


  1. I wish I would've thought of some of these photo opportunities before I got married. Such sweet ideas!

  2. These are all such cute ideas! Especially the bridesmaids & chalkboards and the coffee photos :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Love this post and the pictures! I can't wait to plan my wedding.


  4. So many cute photo ideas! I need to remember all of these for my sister's upcoming wedding. I BELIEVE my bf is going to the photographer :) AND YAY for the coffee... special order... nom nom!

  5. I seriously hope someone catches my eventual proposal on film. I want those pictures!

  6. These are seriously such great ideas!! I love the bridesmaids holding up how they know each other, too cute!

  7. These are absolutely fantastic ideas! I saw your comment on my blog too haha! Thank you, he's wonderful :)

  8. Oh my god, these photos are absolutely adorable! How did you get them to ALL be adorable?!

  9. These are so cute! As a sometimes wedding photographer, I'm going to have to borrow some of these ideas :)


  10. i wish i would have gotten a photo of all of my bridesmaids with signs saying how long they have known me that is such a cute idea!!! love this list, a definite must for any bride to be for sure

  11. Wedding photos are so amazing! Love the ideas!

    Fierce & Fashionable

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