They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but your wedding photos probably will cost you that much to take. So when you're planning out what family photos you want to capture and where you'd like your first look to be, create a side list of fun photos that you want to try and snap on your wedding day. Whether they are silly, meaningful, or just something out of the box, these photos may end up being your favorite ones. Here are five unique photo ideas to get you started.
1. A Personal Shot
Whether it's a location, an item, or just a pose that has a strong meaning to you and your fiancé, be sure to take a picture capturing that moment. Even if you think it's silly at the time, it may turn out to be one your most cherished photos.
2. The Other First Look
While it's popular to capture the groom's first look of the bride in her stunning dress, another fun and tear-worthy photo is of the bridal party seeing the bride for the first time.
3. Pre-ceremony Notes
After reading the pre-wedding note, or love letter, the two of you write to each other before the wedding, place them side by side for a photo. While you'll try to hold on to those letters for a lifetime, it's always great to have a beautiful photo of them as an added souvenir.
4. A Jump on the Bed Shot
While most wedding photos are very sophisticated and put together, take one photo of the two of you letting lose and jumping on the bed, in your dress and tux, like you're kids again.
5. A Blast From the Past Photo
Incorporate old photographs into your photos, whether it is of both of you holding up your baby photos in a photo, or you and your bridesmaids holding up throwback photos you together with them throughout the years. The contrast of them and now makes for a fun comparison and memorable shot.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.