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Getting Ready

  • ___ Wedding dress lying over a chair
  • ___ Close up of dress detail
  • ___ Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress
  • ___ Mother of the Bride fastening the Bride's necklace
  • ___ The Bride putting on her garter
  • ___ The Bride's veil
  • ___ The Bride's Bouquet
  • ___ A close up of the Bride's shoes peeking out from under the dress
  • ___ Bride looking into a mirror
  • ___ Bride spending moment alone, thinking quietly, looking out the window
  • ___ Bride and bridesmaids fixing hair and putting on makeup
  • ___ Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
  • ___ Bride hugging parents
  • ___ Bride touching up
  • ___ The Bride with her bridesmaids and Flower girl(s)
  • ___ Mom or bridesmaids putting finishing touches on Bride, adding the veil, etc.
  • ___ Groom tying tie
  • ___ Groom looking into mirror
  • ___ Groom with dad, hugging or whispering advice
  • ___ Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
  • ___ Groom hugging parents
  • ___ Groom with Groomsmen and Ring bearer ready to go
  • ___ Bride w/parents & Groom w/parents leaving separately

Ceremony Shots

  • ___ Outside of ceremony site
  • ___ Wide shot of inside ceremony site
  • ___ Ceremony details (flowers, candles, pews, the reserved seating signs)
  • ___ Guests walking into ceremony site
  • ___ Groom looking out the window, waiting for the Bride to arrive
  • ___ Car arriving with Bride; Bride stepping out
  • ___ Bride and father entering ceremony site
  • ___ Parents being seated
  • ___ Grandparents being seated
  • ___ Maid of honor walking down the aisle
  • ___ Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  • ___ Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle
  • ___ Ceremony musicians
  • ___ Officiant
  • ___ Altar or canopy during ceremony
  • ___ Close up of Bride, just before she makes her entrance
  • ___ Bride and father walking down aisle
  • ___ Groom seeing Bride for first time
  • ___ Bride's father and Bride hugging at end of aisle
  • ___ Shot of the audience from the Bride and Groom's point of view
  • ___ Shot of wedding party at the alter
  • ___ The unity ceremony
  • ___ Close up of Bride and Groom saying the vows
  • ___ Wide shot of Bride and Groom saying the vows
  • ___ Exchanging the rings
  • ___ Close up of hands
  • ___ The kiss
  • ___Shot of both sets of parents' faces as they witness ceremony
  • ___ Happy couple walking back down the aisle together, as married couple
  • ___ Receiving line
  • ___ Bride & Groom walking out of ceremony space, hand-in-hand
  • ___ Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed
  • ___ Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations
  • ___ Bride & Groom getting in car
  • ___ Bride & Groom in back seat

Posed Shots

  • ___ Bride alone (full length)
  • ___ Bride with Maid of Honor
  • ___ Bride with Bridesmaids
  • ___ Groom with bridesmaids
  • ___ Bride with parents
  • ___ Bride & Groom together
  • ___ Bride & Groom with parents
  • ___ Bride & Groom with families
  • ___ Bride & Groom with entire wedding party
  • ___ Bride & Groom with flower girl and ringbearer
  • ___ Groom with parents
  • ___ Groom with best man
  • ___ Groom with groomsmen
  • ___ Bride with groomsmen

Reception Shots

  • ___ Outside of reception site
  • ___ Inside of reception site
  • ___ Bride & Groom arriving
  • ___ Bride & Groom greeting guests
  • ___ Table centerpieces
  • ___ Table setting
  • ___ Bride & Groom's table (head table)
  • ___ Musicians or DJ
  • ___ Guest book
  • ___ Place card table
  • ___ Close-up of Bride and Groom's place card
  • ___ Wedding cake
  • ___ Groom's cake
  • ___ Gift table
  • ___ Decorations
  •      (specify:___________________________________________________________)
  • ___ A shot of Bride & Groom with guests at each table
  • ___ Bride with college alums
  • ___ Groom with college alums
  • ___ The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving
  • ___ Bride & Groom's first dance
  • ___ Bride & Father dancing
  • ___ Groom & Mother dancing
  • ___ Guests dancing
  • ___ Bride & Groom cutting the cake
  • ___ Bride & Groom feeding each other cake
  • ___ Toasts
  •      (specify who is giving them:__________________________________)
  • ___ Bride & Groom drinking champagne
  • ___ Signing the marriage license
  • ___ Bride throwing bouquet
  • ___ Groom retrieving garter
  • ___ Groom tossing garter
  • ___ Garter/Bouquet dance
  • ___ The getaway car
  • ___ Bride & Groom leaving party
  • ___ Bride & Groom driving away
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