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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