Suggested shot list

Wedding shot list

Getting ready
Bride's dress on the hanger with close ups on details
Close-up of bride's shoes and bouquet
Bride having make-up applied
Bridesmaids getting ready
Bride putting on garter
Bride together with bridesmaids
Bridesmaids ready to go
Mum or bridesmaids helping the bride arrange dress, fitting veil
Full-length shot of bride ready to go
Bride hugging mum or dad
Bride getting in the wedding car
Groom putting on tie
Groom getting in the wedding car
Groom with Best Man/Ushers at church door
The rings, on an open Bible, in boxes, or in the best man's hand
Groom with father

At the church
Wide shot of empty church, maybe with priest waiting
Close up of details, flowers, guest book
Guests arriving
Ushers helping guests to their seats
Groom waiting for the bride to arrive
Bridesmaids arriving
Bridesmaids with Bride's mum
Car arriving with bride
Bride stepping out of the car
Bridesmaids entering church walking down the aisle
Groom and Best Man waiting at altar
Guests seated
Bride entering church with father
Wedding party standing at the altar
Close-up of groom's face when he sees bride for the first time
Back shot of bride and groom at the altar with priest between them
Close-up of each hand as the rings are exchanged
Close-up of bride's face, as seen over the groom's shoulder
Close-up of groom's face, as seen over the bride's shoulder
Shot of parents' faces
"You may kiss the bride"
Couple walking down the aisle together
Guests getting ready to shower the couple with confetti
Bride and groom walking out of ceremony space, hand-in-hand

After the ceremony
Several romantic shots of bride and groom together
Bride with bridesmaids
Groom with Best Man
Bride with Best Man and/or Ushers
Bride and groom with both fathers
Bride and groom and best man with both fathers
Bride and groom with her parents
Bride and groom with his parents
Bride and groom with both sets of parents
Bride and groom with all her family
Bride and groom with all his family
Bride and groom with all family guests
Bride and groom with friends
Bride and groom leaving
Throwing confetti
Bride and groom sitting in car
Bride and groom leaving for reception

Close-up of place settings, name cards, centrepieces
Wide shot of entire room before everyone arrives
The receiving line
Bride and groom's first dance
Bride dancing with father
Groom dancing with mum
Close-up of cake
Bride showing off her new ring
Bride and groom hugging guests
Wide shot of entire room with guests seated before food is served
Bride and groom as they listen to the toast and speeches
Father of the Bride speech and toast
Groom speech and toast to the bride
Best Man speech and toast
Guests smiling and clapping
Guests dancing
Parents dancing
Older relatives dancing
Close-ups of guests' faces
Groups of friends together
Children dancing or playing
Shots of band or DJ
Bride and groom cutting the cake
Bride and groom feeding each other cake
Bride and groom in back seat of car, about to leave for hotel
Back of car as it drives away, preferably with old cans and "Just Married" on the back


Link to Part 2 of this tutorial.

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