Must-Have "Getting Ready" Photos with Your Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids, Wedding Photography

While you and your bridesmaids are getting ready for the wedding, there are a few specific shots you won't want your photographer to miss. Check out six of our favorite must-have "getting ready" shots of you and your attendants.

Matching Getting-Ready Outfits (above): If you're gifting your bridesmaids with getting-ready attire, be sure to get a photo of everyone dressed in their matching outfits.

Labeled Coffee Cups: On the morning of the wedding, caffeine is a must! Have each bridesmaid's signature drink ready when they arrive, each in a labeled cup.

Champagne Toast: Before changing into your dresses, celebrate with glasses of bubbly.

Bridesmaids with 'How I Know the Bride' Signs

Photo: Katy Hall

"How I Know the Bride" Signs: Steal this clever idea and have each attendant describe how they know you on a cute chalkboard sign.

"First Look" with Your Bridesmaids: After hair and makeup, get dressed in your gown and have your bridesmaids close their eyes before revealing your finished bridal look.

Finishing Touches: Another must-have shot is of your attendants helping you with last-minute dress adjustments, like buttoning up your gown or fluffing out your train.

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