It’s rare that a couple will decide to not hire a photographer to capture their special day. It helps you preserve a memory that you can revisit for many years, and show friends and family what your wedding day was like. Even though photos are quite a traditional part of a wedding, couples are looking for creative ways for their wedding photos to stand out compared to others they have seen. Here are three ideas that can provide some inspiration for your wedding photos.
It may be bad luck for a groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony, but many couples are deciding to shake up this old tradition. A groom seeing his wife in her wedding dress is an emotional experience, and you may decide to have it in private before the ceremony begins.
Consider inviting your photographer along to capture this moment on film. You’ll never be able to live that experience over again, and it can be fun to capture the groom’s reaction when he finally sees his beautiful bride in her wedding dress.
For those that decide to stick to traditions, consider having the same moment with the bride’s father for a similar effect that will make for a great moment in a wedding album.
Trash The Dress
Long gone are the days where the mother passes down her wedding dress to her daughter after being preserved for years in the box the dress came in. Some brides are deciding to find a creative way to destroy their wedding dress that they will never wear again.
You may decide to go for a dip in a pond while wearing the dress, set it on fire, decide to get messy with some paint or red wine, or even play a game of paintball if that’s more your style. This can be a great way to cap off a wedding album with some unique photos because the reality is that trashing the dress is the best way to get one more use out of it.
Thank You Photos
Many couples put off making their thank you cards for months as they try to think of a creative way to make them. Since you have your wedding photographer for the day, you can stage a photo specifically for your thank you cards. It could be something as simple as holding up thank you signs while you are still in your dress and tux. It can also be something more elegant, such as a photo along the beach with thank you spelled out in the sand.
Using these inspirational ideas will help create some unique wedding photos from your big day.